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 Post subject: Help, I need a pre 1985 tross rod set
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:24 am 
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Help, I need a pre 1985 trussrod set for a 24 fret guitar.
The boutique shows only trussrod sets for after 1985 guitars.
Can these be modified to fit a pre 1985 Rick.
Thanks for any help.


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 Post subject: Re: Help, I need a pre 1985 tross rod set
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:53 pm 
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Unfortunately, the modern rod is not compatible with the older rod and I don't know of any source for those.

However, other than a complete break in the middle of the rod or other total mangling, most rods can easily be repaired.

The simply don't have to be as long as they are to be effective; if the threads are stripped, the threaded area is broken off, or there's just a bad bend, cut off the rods by an inch or so and re-thread it. It'll still work just fine.

At various times we've heard of some people who have offered replacement rods. Unfortunately, the correct material is a bit hard to come by these days. One of the replacement rods we've seen is stainless but anything other than mild steel really changes the sound character of the guitar. Another maker was grinding the rods into shape but that totally changes the annealing of the metal.


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 Post subject: Re: Help, I need a pre 1985 tross rod set
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:53 am 
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Location: San Diego, CA
Hi Mr. Hall...
Can you explain the best and safest way to remove and re-install the older version rods from a 4001, so they can be inspected...

Best Regards
Chris


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