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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Truss Rod Routing Depth?? How Deep is too Deep?

On the StewMac website, they list the routing depth for their "Hot Rod" truss rods as 7/16", measured from the bottom of the fingerboard. Now maybe it's just me, but that doesn't leave a whole lot of wood between the bottom of the routed channel and the back of the neck. Does that seem a little deep?

Anybody got a better recommendation for truss rods for Ibanez or other thin necks?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 02:45 PM
 
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think you'll need a single rod truss rod,isn't the one your talking about have 1 rod over the top of another?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yes, the "Hot Rod" is a 2-rod setup. Is there an advantage to that over the stock single threaded rod with a flat bar attatched to it (other than clearance)? Which of the other rods would you recommend? Also, do the truss rod kits normally come with the flat bar and the barrels to go over the truss rod? I didn't see that mentioned on the StewMac web site.
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The hot rod can counteract a backbow. That's why they are made of two threaded rods, because there is mid-point where there is no tension, but it will bow in either direction. The flat top dual rods just correct a forward bow, and the nut will go loose when there's no more tension. The hot rod is a good rod, and I used it for one wizard style neck, but I took about 1/32nd off the fretboard thickness to put the rod more in the center of the neck. The thickness at the bottom of the channel is of little consequence since the rod will not be pushing against that part of the neck. It will be pushing up on the fretboard and back on the heel and headstock area. With any non-traditional dual rod, I recommend having a volute. There is no reason not to. You need extra meat there, but not necessarily under the rod along the back of the neck.
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