I've been looking for an alternative truss rod just to strengthen a long thin neck.
I've had a peek on e-bog for aluminium T-section rods but they seem just as expensive as buying an actual adjustable truss rod.
What I was was thinking was a 10mm x 10mm (or smaller) T section rod to sandwich between two 20mm x 40mm depth pieces of wood to shape into something playable but all I can find is 1\2 inch. ( which isn't far off but I still think too big and might even weaken wood after I shape it into 30mm x 30mm with a D shaped back).
Has anyone found something similar to what I'm looking for or a nice alternative that is simple to build with?
Perhaps a little more information?
How many strings on said neck?????
What sort of wood for said neck????
A standard guitar neck is only about 22mm thick x 42mm wide at the nut with six strings and sometimes there's no need for truss adjustment at all. If you're going to use a 30x30mm neck made of some type of hard wood, you should be able to put 4 strings on it with no truss required.
Alternatively what Ive done in the past is to rout a 6mm truss channel down the neck at 10mm deep and just glued in a 6x10mm flat bar, steel or aluminium and then a fret board over the top, very simple and works well.
Hope this helps.
Yep 3x10mm is better and if you don't have a 3mm router bit, use a 6mm or 1/4 inch router bit and glue a filler strip next to the bar to fill the space.
Problem is solved. Thanks guys.
Yup. That's where I got m answer from. Thanks.