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Truss rod tool for strung headstock

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  • Truss rod tool for strung headstock

    Hello! Not sure if this has been covered or not but has anyone discovered a “tool” for adjusting the truss rod on a Jackson that’s strung up? By this I mean with the strings mostly at pitch and in their appropriate nut slots? I have the old style acorn nut and using the supplied truss wrench is a “process” since the strings are in the way. I’ve seen the screwdriver type wrench like Stewmac sell but I don’t think it would work with the headstock/string angle. I realize I can just move the blocking strings aside but I’m trying to avoid that.

    Thanks in advance!!

  • #2
    I simply slacken the strings that are obstructing my way, then adjust the truss rod, then bring those slackened strings back up to pitch. I've never needed to slide the strings out from their corresponding nut slots.

    I think I've had to do this on every headstock every time I needed to adjust the truss rod, not just Jackson ones.


    • #3
      If it has a locking nut, feel free to clip the strings and throw them away. Once locked, they are unneeded.

      Me, personally, I don't do anything unless the strings are actually in the way. Typically you can get in there and do what you need to do. You're only doing a 1/4 turn, the space between the strings is plenty.