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Author:  Meng1988 [ Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:56 am ]
Post subject:  Truss Rod Channel Too Deep

When I put my truss rod into the channel there is .04" gap between the top of it and the top of the neck. Is this fine or should I plan to make a thin insert?

Author:  tippie53 [ Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Truss Rod Channel Too Deep

what truss rod do you have?
If it is a martin you lay a bead of glue in the channel set in the rod ad another bead on top and glue that and the fretboard in all together

Author:  Meng1988 [ Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Truss Rod Channel Too Deep

It's actually one of your kits John, so I'm assuming it's Martin, but not sure how to tell.

I went ahead and made a veneer while I was working on other things last night. Are there pros/cons to either approach?

Author:  tippie53 [ Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Truss Rod Channel Too Deep

veneer is fine but not needed on the 2 way

Author:  Meng1988 [ Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Truss Rod Channel Too Deep

Is there any reason some of the other instructions say to keep glue away from the truss rod channel? I saw this in other build manuals and wasn't sure why.

Author:  Diane Kauffmds [ Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Truss Rod Channel Too Deep

I've used glue in my channels and have never had an issue.

Maybe there's another reason, but it could be that you see instructions not to use glue truss rods, to facilitate replacing the them, should something happen down the road. I had to replace 1 of my rods, and all I did was remove the rod, clean the channel, and replace it. It was no big deal.

Don't use CA glue; I could see that possibly causing problems. I just used original titebond.

Author:  tippie53 [ Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Truss Rod Channel Too Deep

the older instructions were from the 1 way rods that had open threads. if the rod is sealed in a plastic shrink wrap all the glue is doing as acting like a filler to control rattle.
be careful don't mix building instructions from one kit manufacturer to another.

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