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Offline jcurner

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« on: April 05, 2006, 07:20:08 AM »
Can someone tell me the proper Allen wrench size to use on the truss rod of the Washburn D 30 S?
 

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2006, 05:20:25 PM »
I think it's 8mm. Might be 7mm. I haven't used one in so long, I forget.
 

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2006, 10:00:52 PM »
Hey jcurner, I received an Allen Wrench with my D30S when I purchased it new 1 1/2 years ago along with instructions as to how to adjust the truss rod.....I keep it in my case. I just checked my wrench and it is  3/16 inch. I  used it according to instructions and it worked for me to take a slight buzz out of my Deep E string. If you adjust your truss rod make sure you follow the instructions, or take your Baby to a qualified tech or luthier....Best wishes.  Rick D30Slover
 

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2006, 07:11:23 AM »
Thanks for your replies.

I'm just starting to get acquainted with the truss rod.  Without loosening any strings, and just trying to insert the wrench in the truss rod hole, it seemed to be slack.

 I want to try and lower the action a bit.  To do that, I should turn the wrench to the right, I think.

I think I should loosen the 3rd and 4th strings to give the wrench room to move.  Then I should turn the wrench to the right in small movements.

Does this sound like the right way to go with you?

Would you agree with what I've said so far
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2006, 12:07:10 PM »
Never adjust your neck relief to lower the action, this is done by lowering the saddle the neck relief is done to help eliminate buzzing or in case of the neck bending on you.louis
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2006, 12:45:15 AM »
Use a drop of oil on the threads,back off a bit before going forward;realize that sometimes this must be done slowly over a period of days to allow for climate,etc.I prefer to loosen the strings a little.You may hear a loud crack the first time which is glue on the rod breaking away so the rod can turn.
Proceed with caution.You **can** break a rod by overtightening it.
Malcolm
 

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2006, 12:59:44 AM »
« Last Edit: April 07, 2006, 01:00:29 AM by Pike »
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2006, 06:36:18 AM »
Thank you for the tips.  Pike, I read that article, that's really something.