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Wayne_F
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I'm not sure when or how this happened but I just now noticed it (after applying 3 coats of finish). The truss rod somehow slipped about a half-inch toward the headstock. Obviously now it's going to be sticking out past the nut. It seems to be pretty solid in it's place but could it be (carefully) knocked back into place? Is that a good idea?


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Posted by: @wayne_f

I'm not sure when or how this happened but I just now noticed it (after applying 3 coats of finish). The truss rod somehow slipped about a half-inch toward the headstock. Obviously now it's going to be sticking out past the nut. It seems to be pretty solid in it's place but could it be (carefully) knocked back into place? Is that a good idea?

@wayne_f Yeah I think it would be safe to do that, it should just go back down. When you do and it’s back in position, tighten it slightly and it will stay in place. 

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. The truss rod somehow slipped about a half-inch toward the headstock. Obviously now it's going to be sticking out past the nut. It seems to be pretty solid in it's place but could it be (carefully) knocked back into place? Is that a good idea?

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Try adjusting it a wee bit each way to see if it becomes slack before tapping it back in. I'm sure you would have had it in the right position when you glued the fillet in, so I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be tapped back in.


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Okay. Thanks guys. I'll give it a try once the finish is done. 


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@wayne_f Don't forget to let us all know how it goes!

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I was able to knock it back before I leveled the frets. It will still be sticking out a bit but a millimeter or two is better than a half-inch.


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