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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-25-2004, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ibanez RG Truss rod

hey guys, i was trying to mess with my truss rod because my guitar buzzes on fret 7 and on other frets lower than 10. i read that if you guitar does this its due to the truss rod, not the bridge. i had to raise my bridge alot just to get the buzz out. when you mess with the truss rod, do you use an allen wrench? my friend has a jackson truss rod tool thingy but it doesnt fit. its an Ibanez RGT42 , with the LO TRS II. thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-26-2004, 10:12 AM
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There is this wrench like thing that came with my RG570 specially for the truss rod.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 12:53 AM
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No offense, but it doesn't sound like you know what you're doing with this...and if that's the case, you should have someone more experienced adjust it and, if possible, watch while they do it. It's easy to damage the neck by overadjusting the rod...and since your guitar is a neck-thru, if you wreck your neck, the guitar is shot.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 01:17 AM
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I'm a firm believer that everybody should get out their truss wrenches and wank away at your truss rod, observe what it's doing to the shape of the neck. Overtighten it [a little] to see how the neck takes backbow, etc. Unless you attack it like an idiot basically trying to strip something there is no cause for any damage. [nut very tough to turn aproach with caution, it's probably already about as tight as it gets]

Look down on the nut, lefty loosey - more neck relief, righty tighty - less relief, to straight, into backbow.

Fret at first and last fret and observe the distance between the top of 9 and the bottom of the string to gauge relief.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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hey Rich man thanks, i found out it needed an allen wrench. i turned it left and found the neck bowed more and the buzzing stoped at higher frets, and if you did it to much , the strings got higher on the 12th fret than the 24fret. i tightened it (i did approx. 1/3 turns to 1/2 and some 1/4, never full) and noticed the neck straightened out and buzzing came back to higher frets because clearence was being removed. thanks, now i understand it and wont have to pay 40$+ for a setup !
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