Truss Rod Adjustment having a Negative Impact on Tone

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Michiganpathfinder
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Truss Rod Adjustment having a Negative Impact on Tone

Post by Michiganpathfinder » November 30th, 2018, 4:52 pm

Have you guys ever heard that loosening a truss Rod having a negative effect on tone? I was watching a video with Dan Erlewine and Bonamassa' tech and they both said it makes your rubbery or floppy. I didn't pay it much mind when I watched the video months ago,but now I've had to make some truss Rod adjustments and my tone seems "different "

Which takes me to my next point. I have a brand new Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard Historic '57 Goldtop and I'm having a rattle on the low e and a strings at fret 1 & 2. What's your thoughts?

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Re: Truss Rod Adjustment having a Negative Impact on Tone

Post by Alan Green » December 1st, 2018, 10:17 am

The truss rod exists to stop the tension in the strings warping your neck. It won't affect your tone.


Either 1) your ride height is wrong - raise the bridge a touch, or 2) your truss rod needs adjusting to straighten the neck. Option 1 is more likely as in 44 years ofplaying guitar I have only once seen a guitar that needd a truss rod adjustment.
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Re: Truss Rod Adjustment having a Negative Impact on Tone

Post by Khaiking » December 4th, 2018, 12:53 pm

Alan Green wrote:
December 1st, 2018, 10:17 am
The truss rod exists to stop the tension in the strings warping your neck. It won't affect your tone.


Either 1) your ride height is wrong - raise the bridge a touch, or 2) your truss rod needs adjusting to straighten the neck. Option 1 is more likely as in 44 years ofplaying guitar I have only once seen a guitar that needd a truss rod adjustment.
Thanks for the guidelines

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