Truss Rod Rattle

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blizzard
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Truss Rod Rattle

Post by blizzard » 30 Dec 2017, 16:18

My Lakland Skyline JO5 has had a rattle for a little while, I never paid too much attention to it as I original thought it was loose tuning key. This week I had time to do a thorough clean and setup on the bass and have discovered that the it appears to be the truss rod rattling in the neck :( Basically when I play open strings, 12th harmonic or in the first position there is a rattle from around 3rd fret of the neck.

Any thoughts on how to fix it? The truss rod definitely works, I backed the nut all the way off and then re-installed nut and then resetup the bass no issues. It would appear the rod is loose in the channel :shrug: ?

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Re: Truss Rod Rattle

Post by slowlearner » 30 Dec 2017, 17:32

I've had this issue too. The trick is to torque it up just a little. Just enough to stop it rattling.
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Re: Truss Rod Rattle

Post by aphekgreg » 30 Dec 2017, 19:00

I had the same thing with my Ric. Fortunately it didn't seem to affect the amplified sound.

The problem is that the neck is too stable! No tension needed from the truss rod.
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Re: Truss Rod Rattle

Post by blizzard » 30 Dec 2017, 19:03

I torqued to rod to the point the 1st position was buzzing and then loosened off a little too get the correct relief. Probably can't tighten too much more.

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