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 Post subject: 1981 310 - String Gauge and Truss Rod issues
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:42 pm 

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Recently purchased a 1981 310.

Arrived with round .10s. Have replaced them with flat .13s IT's. This is has caused some next relief issues I am just not able to correct for some reason. I have been using the correct manual adjustment necessary for pre-1984 instruments outline in these forums.

I have contacted the store about my issues. The guitar was bought online and the listing stated that the truss rods are in working order. In my email to them, I asked if they were indeed working in the store as I am not able to correct the neck relief to accommodate the higher tension of the strings. They stated that .10 to .13 is a huge jump and it is like that the neck can't handle these strings.

Can this be true? I have read so much on these forums that .12 are a standard for short scales which makes me think the truss rods are indeed not working.

What's going on here? What should I do? Do I need to replace the truss rods?

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