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how do you adjust truss rod on Fender American Performer/Professional Basses?

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by still.ill, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. still.ill

    still.ill Member

    Feb 18, 2008
    Looks like the truss rod at heel? do you have to actually take the whole neck off?
  2. silence.speaks

    silence.speaks Member

    Nov 18, 2015
    My American Pro came with a truss rod hex wrench that has a ball on the end so that you can get at the truss rod from an angle.
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  3. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2006
    take a 3/16" hex wrench and saw off the short end just past the elbow. it'll fit right in.

    the T-handle thing works OK but not great, the leverage is bad and the ball end has less of a grip in the hex hole.
    mjl577655 likes this.

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