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How to Adjust Your Guitar Truss Rod?

Adjusting your truss rod is only one of 3 big parts to completing a full guitar setup. If you don’t know how to do a proper truss rod adjustment, you could make your guitar play worse or even break your neck altogether.

Step 1: Check the relief or back-bow in the your guitar neck

Step 2: Adjusting the Truss rod

Neutral Position - Slight Forward Bow: No Tuss Rod Adjustment Needed

Forward Bow - Extrreme U - Shaped Bow: Turn Truss Rod Counter Clockwise

Backwards Bow - Extreme N Shaped Bow: Turn Truss Rod Clockwise

Truss Rod Adjustment