Post Number: 23
|Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 2:34 am: |
Hi everybody, I have a question:
I suppose this subject is not new but ...
Sinds I've replaced strings with thinner one's, I have a little bow in my neck wich I have to correct ... What is the best/smartest way to align the double truss rod(s) on my spoiler? Is there a specific sequence/order to do this? I'm feel a little uncomfortable to get a neck-twist between the E- and G-string ...
This is the first bass I have with a double truss rod ... the rest of adjustment like 'bridge' and 'intonation' is not new for me so this isn't a problem!
Thanks for help!
Post Number: 1539
|Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 2:48 am: |
Go easy - not more than 1/4 turn at a time, and always adjust both rods. Let the bass settle in with the new setting.
If you're making a big adjustment, wait until the next day before deciding to adjust again.
Did you find Joey's famous post on setting up your instrument? Check out the "Must Reads" section from the main page of the club.
Post Number: 196
|Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 6:00 am: |
Grooveman, I strongly recommend the set up in the 'Must read' section, I have discussed maintaining your instruments in a thread called 'The Knowledge'. Even though I knew about set up I found that thread very informative and should be taken seriously if you want a great playing bass and no damage afterwards. I said in my post that you get a wrecked guitar/bass and experiment on that to get the general 'ways & means' of truss rod adjustment but Alembics are truly the most adjustable basses in the world and have been copied by other makers.
Just as adriaan says..go easy and be patient.
Post Number: 1541
|Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 6:12 am: |
By the way, Andy - you're in the Netherlands, right? Make sure you use a proper 1/4 inch wrench, because millimeter sized tools will damage the nuts and bolts!
If you can't find a 1/4" wrench, contact Edwin at the Bass Connection in Hilversum.
Post Number: 24
|Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 6:30 am: |
OK my friends, I've found it!
That's a lot of info about this subject ... Great!! But it still stays a little spooky to start with! I didn't know you could make a unrepairable 'twisted banana' of your bass! I'll be carefull and patient as much as possible!
The 1/4"-wrench isn't a problem! We have a very good hardware-store here in Nijmegen!
Post Number: 30
|Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 11:57 pm: |
7-7-07 Straight again!
Easy as it is! Case closed!
Thanks for help!
Post Number: 5254
|Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007 - 8:11 am: |