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Truss Rod Adjustment having a Negative Impact on Tone

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Michiganpathfinder
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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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Alan Green
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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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Khaiking
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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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