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Truss Rods. Needed?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd 21 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hello and good morning nation!I have been building solid CBG style guitars for the last 3 to 4 years now and in all my builds, I always install a non-adjustable truss rod into the neck. Usually 1/4…Continue

 

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Carl Floyd replied to ILL GREEN's discussion Truss Rods. Needed?
"I am currently carving a Poplar neck with a Red Oak fretboard for a 3 string CBG without a truss rod.  I expect it will be just fine, especially since it will be tuned down to E B E."
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Tom T replied to ILL GREEN's discussion Truss Rods. Needed?
"Popular isn't necessarily a bad wood for necks, but is more apt to bow than the harder woods I mentioned. It yours is holding up, don't worry about it. Just keep building."
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BrianQ. replied to ILL GREEN's discussion Truss Rods. Needed?
"Like Tom said, most 3-4 stringers don’t need it if using maple, Seagull has been making the 4 string Merlin with maple necks without truss rods with great success? I like two-way truss rods strictly because of the setup aspect, trying to…"
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Carl Floyd replied to ILL GREEN's discussion Truss Rods. Needed?
""I have always suggested that a flat bar is far more resistant against bending when fitted into the same width channel in the neck. EG: a bar 1/4"x 1/2" has more resistance to bending up than a 1/4" diameter rod. In fact an…"
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Taffy Evans replied to ILL GREEN's discussion Truss Rods. Needed?
"Hi again. Tom T is correct and his answer addresses your opening question, "are truss rods needed"?  My answer was directed at the second question, "does it reinforce"? Cheers Taff"
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Taffy Evans replied to ILL GREEN's discussion Truss Rods. Needed?
"Hi I G, my take on this is based on my experience of using different types of neck reinforcement over close to 45  years or so. I found that a straight round steel rod, the length of a neck, that can be bent between my thumbs will most likely…"
Jan 9
Tom T replied to ILL GREEN's discussion Truss Rods. Needed?
"The need for a truss rod (adjustable or not) really depends on the build. If you build three and four stringers with Maple or Mahogany necks, the strength of the wood pretty much exceeds the ability of the stings to pull a bow in the neck.…"
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Truss Rods. Needed?

Hello and good morning nation!I have been building solid CBG style guitars for the last 3 to 4 years now and in all my builds, I always install a non-adjustable truss rod into the neck. Usually 1/4 inch thick metal rods.The reason I do this was from watching too many manufacturing videos on how they build guitars and how they install truss rods. I figured I must be doing the right thing. My ignorance tells it reinforces the neck.However, I saw a video from a Fender authorized shop, and the…See More
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Skeesix replied to ILL GREEN's discussion Lets talk OHMs in the group Skeesix CBG Pickups
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There is an old myth about pickups and ohms.  Though I understand the misunderstanding of higher ohms equals a hotter pickup.  You take an electrical meter, measuring the ohm of a pickup, the numbers climb up high and viola, you think its a hot pickup.  Disclaimer:I never went to any electrical engineer school nor picked up a book, I learned over the years of experience from having a father who was a junker. We would spend hours trying to power electrical toys that were broken to enhancing…See More
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I love guitars of all kinds. Its the sound and tone of them that attracts me. The thing I love more about CBGs, is the nature of building something out of nothing. Taking average, everyday material and creating an instrument that will fly you to the moon and forget about the world. I don't know if the word exists to describe the world of ingenuity CBGs are, but its dank, dirty, garage, gully and best of all, funky.

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At 12:36pm on January 27, 2021, BrianQ. said…

noticed you haven’t picked up on the Reply/Comments glitch?

At 10:50am on March 7, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks ILL ! Glad you liked it, Appriciate your like !

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Welcome to the nation, glad you made it :)

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