Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Re: NGD: Squier Deluxe Stratocaster
So on top of the potential deeply cut nut, I've also got a neck that can't get enough relief. The truss rod is completely loose, and I can't get the strings to add a little bow to the neck, it seems completely flat. I'm concerned that the likely water damage to the guitar resulted in it being left with no strings for a very long time, resulting in the truss rod not doing much. It could come good over several weeks I'm guessing, but I'd rather get it in shape sooner rather than later. Any ideas on how to get the truss rod reset? I was thinking heavier strings for a period of time with it loosened, and then gradually tightening it over the course of several days, but I thought some members here may have some better (tried and tested) ideas.