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I need to know how to adjust my truss bar on my washburn d10 to make the string action bigger

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I agree with shiming the nut bridge, but if you ABSOLUTLEY have to adjust it: on the head stock exactly behind the nut bridge there should be a piece of plastic with 3 little srews. remove them and you should see a allen wrench head that is used to adjust the truss rod if you want to tighten, rotate allen head NO MORE THAN A QTR TURN to the right, make sure you let this set for at least 24-48 (preferably 48 so you can let the neck settle) hrs before adjusting another qtr turn if needed.

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Actually you can do this by adding shims under the saddle to raise the action. Then use the truss rod to make the action uniform if necessary. I try to avoid making adjustments to the neck because it could lead to undesirable perminent alteration to the neck. If you do make adjustments to the truss rod you should tune the guitar to pitch and let it sit left alone overnight to allow the wood time to adjust to the new adjustments.

Here is a link to an article on Adjusting action on an Acoustic Guitar.

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How to adjust truss rod on yamaha f335 guitar


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There are a few golden rules when adjusting your truss rod. First, only use the rod to keep your neck as straight as it needs to be...do not use it to adjust your action! Second, only use the proper tools. If you do not know what the proper tool is, check with the manufacturer. Truss rod nuts are easy to strip, and once they're stripped, they are expensive to fix! Finally, do not force anything; an eighth of a turn can make a drastic change. Remember, if the truss rod feels tight or doesn't seem to be doing anything, take it to a professional.

  1. Start by sitting with the guitar in the playing position.
  2. Tune it to pitch if it is not already.
  3. Capo the first fret. If you do not own a capo, you can use your fretting hand.
  4. Next, fret the bass string with your picking hand up near where the neck joins the body. This is typically around the 14th fret, but it may be higher up with some electric guitars. In our example, we'll be using the 20th fret.
  5. Use the string as a straightedge held against the neck which will either bow away, or against the string. This is how you determine the amount of relief in the neck. You can also use a steel ruler placed along the length of the neck, in the same manor.
  6. In our example, the approximate half way point between the 20th fret and the 1st, will be the 7th fret where we will observe the distance between the top of that fret and the bottom of the string (or ruler), as pictured. Notice the gap. Hint: Half way down the neck is often between the 7th-9th frets.
  7. If you have a gap between the top of the fret and the bottom of the string, you likely have a bowed neck. If there is no gap, it is likely either dead straight or back-bowed.

HOW MUCH TO ADJUSTThe bigger the gap, the more relief is in the neck. Normally, we want just a small amount of relief in the neck for optimal playing, about the same as the thickness of a business card or less.

If there is a gap, tighten the truss rod clockwise until you have something closer to what we're after. Slide a business card in between the top of fret and bottom of the string (or ruler). Make sure you are placing the card parallel with the string or ruler. If there is no gap, you may be either dead straight or back bowed, so you will need to loosen the truss rod counter-clockwise to get the results we are after. Hint: If the strings are buzzing in the first few frets and open strings, it is often a clear indication of a back bow.

Remember, do not force anything to get the results you are after. If it is hard to adjust or spins freely you may need professional assistance.

The final step in setting your relief is to test it out! If it feels better, you're done! But take note, straightening the neck may actually make your guitar play worse! Consequently, when the truss rod is tightened, the height of the strings are lowered, which can create string buzz if your guitar isn't setup properly to start. Likewise, it can make a poor fret condition more noticeable. So, if your guitar plays worse after adjusting the neck, it is either too straight for your playing style, or it is a sign that more work is needed. Thankfully, you can easily reverse the changes you've just made if required.



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Strings too far from fretboard


What you are describing is normally referred to as 'high action'. There are a couple of reasons this can occur (I'm assuming that the bass is not broken in any way). Either the neck is bowed forward too much, or the bridge saddles are set too high. If you have recently changed strings to a thicker gauge then the neck bow will need to be adjusted to compensate for the increased tension. If you are not experienced it can be risky attempting to adjust the truss rod by yourself so only proceed if you are happy with the risk!

On the headstock, just behind the nut is the truss rod cover. Remove the screws and cover. Underneath will be a nut, or bolt depending on the instrument. Allen key bolts are most common, but some use a regular nut. Make sure you have exactly the right size tool before you start! With the strings at pitch, make a 1/4 turn clockwise (tightening). Retune the strings and check the action. If it has moved but not enough then try another 1/4 turn. If it has not made any difference then you may need to seek the help of a pro, as the truss rod could be broken.

Again: don't try unless you can afford to risk breaking something! If in doubt take it to your local pro guitar shop and they should be able to help.

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The nut on my neck feel off how do i put it back on so i can addjust it


I am not sure if you know what the "nut" is... it is the little bar that the strings go over after they leave the tuners. If this is what you are refering to, the "nut" just rest at the end of the fret board and is held in place by string tension. You orient it so the one flat side goes down and rests on the neck and the other flat side rests agains the fret board end. You USUALLY do not adjust this unless the string height is wrong at the end of the neck nearest the tuners. Essentially you just seat it and then the string tension holds it in place... The only adjustment available is to lower it by taking material off by sanding OR to put a few layers of parchment paper beneath it.
Hopefully this is the nut you are talking about and not the truss rod adjustment which, unless you are experienced, you should NOT attempt to change. If you have disturbed the truss rod, take it to a guitar shop for repair.

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Had my guitar PLEK'd because we found out the frets were defective from the company, this was supposed to fix the problem of high action, still cant get the action low without it buzzing


Take it in for setup. Likely the truss rod or the bridge is out of adjustment. Wrong strings can also cause the problem. There are YouTube videos on guitar setup... I would NOT attempt truss rod adjustment yourself.

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My celebrity deluxe was damaged a while ago. Neck separated from body. Was repaired but action(neck) not like before, strings farther from neck, harder to play. Can neck be reset with better action like...


Yes, a competent Luthier should be able to reset it... HOWEVER it may just need a truss rod adjustment. The truss rod bends the neck slightly to set string height in the middle of the neck.

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Buzz at the e6 string 11th fret


Have you changed strings on it? Old strings get worn spots in them from rubbing on the frets that will cause these type of symptoms. If you put new strings on and get the same issue, check your neck relief (the amount of bow in the neck) to do this, hold your low E string at the first fret, and at the 12th or 14th fret. The neck should have a slight bow in the middle that puts it between 1/16" and 1/8" or so away from your string. If it does not have enough bow in it, you can adjust the truss rod. Most guitars use an allen wrench for this, it will be inside the soundhole on an acoustic usually, and on an electric it is normally on the headstock under a cover. There are many how-to's online about adjusting a truss rod, the key is to do it very slowly, only do about a 1/2 turn a day, retune, check it again the next day. Loosen the truss rod to put more neck relief, tighten to straighten the neck. If this still doesn't fix you up, let me know, and I'll tell you where to go from there.

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Washburn guitar B and high E string sound real buzzy-tinny. am fretting it clean. It just started doing it. Any Help?


Probably time for string replacement !!! They do go bad...

Get a set and try the E string... if it fixes that one, change ALL the strings at one sitting, but do them one at a time and tune each as you go... this keeps the tension and minimizes the interaction when you do the final tuning.

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I own an Epiphone Casino and if I needed to adjust the truss rod I would take it to a luthier (stinged instrument repair person). There is a good write up on it here. http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/trussrods.htm

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No the truss rod is usually in more than that. Take it to a reliable Musice Store and they shold be able to adjust it for you.

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