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Aug 9, 2022 - 4:16:20 PM
359 posts since 7/11/2014

Is it necessary to have the brass square end of a stew Mac hot rod truss rod directly under the nut or can it be set back a few mm so the truss rod adjustment nut is a little closer to the nut? My stew Mac rod has a hex key which needs access for a hex tool but I have another similar rod with a 4mm Allen key adjustment, but when the brass end sits directly under the nut the adjustment sits just too far out into the neck and would hit the peghead overlay.

Aug 9, 2022 - 6:59:32 PM
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Helix

USA

15841 posts since 8/30/2006

Yes, it can be set back enough to miss the overlay.

There is a set of "ball end" hex wrenches, that allow you angle the wrench just so. I bought mine through Harbor Freight.

Aug 10, 2022 - 2:26:32 AM

359 posts since 7/11/2014

Thanks Larry

Aug 11, 2022 - 5:40:34 AM
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Helix

USA

15841 posts since 8/30/2006

I am the current President of www.fiddlersdream.org here in Phoenix.  We are a non-profit acoustic music venue with 35 years of history.

So, yes if you are touring in the future, please contact us.  We have a 150 seat venue we can rent, we have lights and a PA.

In our little room of 49 seats, we book everything from blues to bluegrass songwriters and so forth.

I wish you every success.  Bill Zorn, lately of The Kingston Trio, lives here in town.  He played banjo in The Arizona Smoke Band in England for 25 years.

 For 123 weeks now we have been sponsoring a Zoom.com open stage every Thursday even at 6:30pm our time.

We changed our Saturdays Zoom International Open Stage to 9am our time which gives 5pm in Europe.

The meeting ID is 536-852-805  the password is 027023.

Your are welcome to join in singles or ensemble, we do a one song rotation. 

We are live-streaming on Facebook, so as many as 300 new people would see your group.

I can't wait to visit your club.  Very nicely done, gentlemen.   Come and see us "When the Cactus is in Bloom."


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