Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Leeds, UK - San Antonio, TX
help please, new 1527 truss rod problem i think.
Ok, I just got my new 1527 7string and its sweet etc however I'm having a nightmare with the action and the neck and i think the truss rod needs adjusting.
Firstly the setup from the factory was appaling, but no supprise there expected to have to tweak. Gauge 9's and 3 springs is the dumbest thing I've had 4 ibanez's now and none have ever floated at the right angle with 9's and 3 springs.
So first thing i did was change add another spring and set the trem angle. Next I noticed the action was really high, so I lowered the bridge which took down the the action in the high frets but the middle of the neck still has way way to much height. Its really uncomfortable to play.
I'm guessing that this means there's too much bow in the neck and it needs tightening to even it out? I'm a complete novice with truss rods and am reasonably scared of them, however perfectly willing to adjust it with the wonderful advice of the techies on here! If anyone can give me a diagnosis if what i'm saying is correct and if so whats the best way to adjust the truss rod.
Thanks in advance.