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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-18-2003, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Jem Truss Rods

what is in a jem neck for a truss rod , single action , or double action?
i did a search but didnt find what i need to know.what could i use for a replacement?could i use one of those "Hotrods" from stewmac. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-18-2003, 01:21 PM
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First we'd have to know why you needed a replacement, and how you planned to get the old one out. Removing the fretboard is really the only reasonable way to get that rod out. It is a dual rod, but not double expanding like the hot rod. The top piece is flat and as the nut is tightened, it backbows due to the discrepancy in the distance between the two pieces. The hot rod will need a different sized channel, and a deeper one at that. They can't really go into a Wizard profile safely. I made one neck like that, but I trimmed about 1/16" off the fretboard to give me more "neck-to-fretboard" ratio.

Removing the rod is hard because its in there really tight, and packed from the rear with a foam strip that is very glue-ey and gummy. If you try sliding the rod out, it will leave that in there, and then you won't be able to get the new rod in cleanly. I did one ONCE. Never again. I think it was on a blue floral, and I can't remember what I replaced it with, but it wasn't a hot rod. Stew-Mac has regular double truss rods and so does Warmoth, but I'm almost positive that Ibanez' is slimmer than Warmoth's, and therefore probably slimmer than Stew-Mac's.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-19-2003, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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i dont need to replace anything . it was one of those i need to know things i have those all the time,so i go and try to find the info i need or tear something apart to find out how it when i was 4 i took my mothers sewing machine apart cause i wanted to know how it worked.i thought asking here would be easier then taking the fretboard off the neck of my guitar.i can do it if i have to but i was just to lazy when i thought of it.
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