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Greetings Everyone, Just to let everyone know I finally got all new parts to upgrade this guitar. Purchased parts from GFS. After putting everything in I was so pissed off cause the pre-wired pickguard I purchased did`nt fit right. Also the volume knob did`nt work right either. Then to top it off when I went t to adjust the truss rod I found it loose. I was unable to adjust it no matter what I did. This really fustrated me beyond belief. Does anyone know how to remove the truss rod without having to remove the fretboard. I just finished dropping over $100 bucks worth of parts is this thing. I have fret buzz on every string after the 7th fret. I can`t believe I never checked the truss rod !! What a day I had yesterday. I really wanted a project and everything was great till I got to setting it up. If their is anyone with any knowledge regarding this matter I would appreciate your comments. Thanks.- OscarB
You're walking a good path Os. Work is cursed, the results and knowledge gleaned, blessed. You have a lot of resources at your disposal via the internet:Project guitarStewart MacdonaldAnd many more.Stewmac has many tools, books, videos, etc at your disposal. They have the expensive tool that can fix your Kramer truss rod but its about 250$ or so. I have a boatload of stewmac vhs repair tapes available as well that I would love to see go to a good home. Let me know if you're interested,Greg
Attn Richard / GM, Greetings gentlemen. I am still upset with the waste of time & money over the KS-400 guitar. But after reading your letters I know deep in my heart that you guys are right. I showed alot of love toward that guitar. And it paid me back with frustration. Ahh such is life!! Anyway I also have a Epiphone SG guitar. And just last night I came to the conclusion that it was time to change the strings again. I replaced the original plastic nut on it with a bone nut and I cleaned up the fretboard with a little lemon oil too. While working on this beauty of mine I remembered that I had a set of tulip (greenish) tuners left over from a previous repair. And lo & behold, would`nt you know I did something right for a change. I can`t believe how much of an improvement that made. She rings now and sounds better than ever. Perhaps I don`t stink at this stuff after all. It took me a while cause I had to drill a couple of extra holes in the head stock. But nevertheless she came out singing. I really felt proud of myself. I have you guys to thank. God bless you all. (I really do mean it!) For a while I thought everything could go wrong but it seems I finally got something right. Regarding that old Kramer, I do have a buddy that has an old Squier that has been neglected for a long time. I just might have to take mercy on it and do for it what I could`nt do for myself. You know this forum is almost like therapy. I have been bummed for a few years due to failed back surgery. But repairing guitars is just what the Dr. ordered. I don`t plan on doing any expensive repairs cause I don`t have the technical skills to take on something of quality. But about that truss rod it just keeps spinning & spinning. I`ve got to figure a way to remove it without tearing up the fingerboard. But in the mean time I want to take it easy. I may spend some time working on my Epiphone Dot guitar. But I think I will just play my SG for a while and enjoy my moment of glory. Take care. Hasta la vista everyone. Peace.
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