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Post by washboardchris on Sept 23, 2019 14:36:44 GMT
Hi, I was trying to avoid having another thing roun the house that I will only need to use once>I have truss rod tools that fit all my other guitars but they work from the inside. It would seem a waste to buy something from the US that I will use just once (and its not for me,I have a friend who has a NRP that needs a tweak)
Hi, I have a lot of Allen keys but nothing short enough to go in the slot
I am sure you know what you are doing, but I must be confused as I can't understand how Allen keys aren't short enough to adjust the truss rod. if the problem is that they are not long enough you can put the long end in the Allen bolt and grip the short end with pliers to adjust (while taking the normal precautions when adjusting truss rods).
I have adjusted the Truss rod on my NRP with the short end of the Allen key, it is possible that access to my truss rod on my NRP Triolian is different to the NRP model that you have.
Post by purpleorange on Sept 23, 2019 20:19:40 GMT
The NRP website and the paperwork that comes with the guitar also suggests using a 1/8 Allen wrench. The text below is taken from NRP FAQ's/
How do I adjust my truss rod? Whenever you adjust a truss rod, whether you are a certified repair person or not, always use caution. For many years, our truss rods have adjusted the opposite of what is considered “normal” (counterclockwise to straighten the neck, clockwise to add relief). When we introduced the ResoRocket in 2004, we also introduced our newly designed truss rod that adjusts clockwise to straighten the neck, and counterclockwise to add relief. In January, 2005, we started using the new truss rods for all of our instruments.
****ALWAYS USE CAUTION**** 1st Sight the neck and determine which direction your neck adjustment needs to be made. 2nd Detune the strings slightly. 3rd Insert a 1/8 Allen wrench all the way into the broached barrel nut, and make a very small adjustment. Sight the neck again. Has the neck moved in the direction you want it to? If so, continue adjusting as needed. Retune the guitar and check your progress.
****DO NOT OVER CRANK THE BARREL NUT**** Even trained professionals have stripped out truss rods by being over-zealous, going the wrong direction, and not checking their progress. We encourage you to call the factory at 805-546-8442 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday–Friday if you have any questions.
Post by washboardchris on Sept 24, 2019 8:17:43 GMT
I do know what I am doing but sadly all the non metric keys I have were made for internal truss rods (Marti, Collings) or metric .I only asked because at one time NRP'S came with a truss rod tool.The guitar came from 2004