Vintage Guitar - June 2018 - open - 80
COLUMN Dan's Guitar RX
the end of the rod to thread into it. The anchor end has about 3/8"
of thread that bottoms in the anchor. To thread it in, I needed to
turn the rod clockwise within the channel until it bottomed out.
Imagine trying to turn a straight 3/16"-diameter steel rod that's
embedded in the neck's narrow, curved channel.
12) The solution is a little driver I've fabricated several for this
task. It's a length of 5/16" brass hexagonal rod drilled clear through
and tapped 10-32. It threads to the end of the truss until it meets
a 10-32 machine bolt threaded to the other end of the rod, as a
jam screw; it butts against the truss and causes the bolt and rod to
jam against each other. Then, using a 5/16" truss wrench, I threaded
the new rod; once it was seated in the anchor, I simply loosened