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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nut spinning off end of truss rod

I have an S1520 with the original Wizzard neck. One of my favorite guitars, chipped here and there but just a solid-playing guitar. I've had it set up perfectly for me for some time but decided to make a few adjustments. I installed an Edge Pro some time back and there's not a lot of room to pull up. I also have a brass big block.

So I decided to try a Crunch Lab/Liquifire pickup set I've had lying around for about a year. While I was at it, I filed out some space to enable a bit more pull up on the trem. Set the guitar up in identical fashion to the way it was before. Everything seemed fine.

Let it sit for a week and after picking it up, noticed I had a low E buzz. So I take a look at everything and raise the bridge a hair. Still buzzes. Check neck relief. Pretty flat. I'd been opening/closing the windows and cycling the a/c lately due to weather. Gets hot during the day and cool at night and it tends to wreak havoc on my setup.

I go to adjust the truss rod and turning it counter clockwise has the nut coming off the end of the rod. For some reason I thought this was a dual action rod. It does not have an allen wrench slot. Uses a socket to adjust.

Is it a case that I've somehow run out of adjustment range or is it a matter that the nut is supposed to be "locked" on the shaft? Loctite?

I've not encountered this situation before so any advice appreciated.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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Re: Nut spinning off end of truss rod

hi bro.
if it has a single action trussrod it can come off.

that is probably all the relief it can give you.

i know for a fact that a rg220b neck with a s.a. trussrod the nut will come off counter clockwise.

all you can do at this point is put heavy gauge strings on it or press the neck.
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