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Post by Omegaman on Mon May 30, 2011 10:44 pm

Went to give the EJ Strat a rod tweak tonight, make him a skosh righty tighty. Uh oh, no hole anywhere to be found for a wrench. Nowhere. Did you hear, no-where? How come I never noticed this before, who knows? But after this, I am done with Fender. Ridicolous. The guitar though, is gorgeous. Here's some forum talk http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2197466-Eric-Johnson-Strat-Truss-Rod-Adjustment on the topic in case anyone is interested.


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Post by Tele on Tue May 31, 2011 10:10 am

Isnt there a screwdriver slot at the end of the neck near the fingerboard? Quite normal for a Fender. I dont understand what the big deal is?

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Post by Omegaman on Tue May 31, 2011 1:37 pm

No way to fit anything in there without removing the pg. I don't wanna deal with that. Just wanna give it a tweak. Maybe I'll just leave it. I'll try to give you a pic later when I can.

Found one posted in a for sale thread on TGP. How do you fit a screwdriver in this 3/8 of a hole? Yikes!



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Post by Melodeous on Tue May 31, 2011 6:05 pm

Read your HC link. Sounds like a real inconvenient method of adjusting neck relief just to replicate the original issue guitar. But, such was the way back then so you either bite down on it yourself or have it done. I'd probably do it myself because I'm one of those torpedo damning types.
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Post by Omegaman on Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:22 am

And I quote from my friend Tim Schroeder, from Schroeder Guitar Repair and lots more, "Anywho, the truss rod needs to be adjusted at the body side. You will likely have to take the neck off to do so.

Be well

Tim Schreoder"

Sure, I'll just take the neck off. Yah. Like Melodeaus says, I'll just bite down on it. I like that phrase, makes me chuckle. affraid

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Post by Tele on Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:53 pm

If you just need to turn it a little, you should be able to get a small but still decent size screwdriver in there with enough bite to do it. My Tele and all my old fender stuff is all the same. Of course the pickguards are a little in the way, but still no biggie. Taking the neck off is no big deal either.

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