A year and three months later...

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  1. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I finally had to take the truss rod cover off my HBI and turn the rod a smidge.


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    I’m obsessed with just the right amount of relief and straightness on my guitars, it very important to me. That’s why one by one my TRC’s get yanked and tossed into my parts “drawer”, and truss rod wrench’s are always in my gig bag and on my recording desk.

    Setup is a big deal and not only for ease of playability, but it also makes some big changes in tone. If it’s not “just right” I kinda can’t stand it.

    So.... Damn! A year and three months without tweaking that sh!t? That’s pretty impressive, especially in Chicagoland weather. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a brand of guitar other than PRS that’s as stable.

    But you know what? The HBI was in second place! The Mighty Whitey still has its TRC on there and hasn’t needed a single tweak for..... IDK, two years almost?

    Just saying the extra steps PRS takes to dry out wood (and I suppose it sitting around for ten years didn’t hurt either) really goes a long way towards a rock-solid guitar build.
     
  2. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Have you been sitting on them in Shawn's yoga class?
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Just my bass.
     
  4. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Geez - I just tweaked the truss rod on my SE Angelus. Other than that, I don't remember the last time I touched a PRS truss rod.
     
  5. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I just moved this year and had to adjust all my truss rods quite a lot. Been quite stable ever since. Great that they are adjustable.

    I'm really sensitive to relief as well, since I play quite low action.
     
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  6. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    SirSergio the straight?

    ;)
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    It’s a spectrum. :p
     
  8. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    Lol, and peace etc
     
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  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sh!t, I haven't opened the cases of any of the guitars I've had to your place for photos. Hope they still have TRCs! :p
     
  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    If anything, the guitars you get back from my place come back with more parts. :p
     
  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    So true!
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    What in the name of all that’s mystical is this, there’s something missing from these tuners?!;)
     
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  13. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    My mind must have blocked that for me, but now I can't not see it. What's next - this guitar is blue???
     
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  14. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Exactly, what Festive Shenanigans is this?!
     
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  15. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    What is the deal with the wings?
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I’ve got guitars without wings, boys! That’s how I know wings are the sh!t.
     
  17. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I ain't got no wings... I guess I'm… chicken...
    Now I'm hungry.
     
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  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    What I like about my PRSes is they so rarely need maintenance.

    “What about string changes, Les?”

    “You’re saying people change them?”
     
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  19. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Remember Les, poor people change strings .....
     
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  20. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Nope, uh uh, hell naw...trussrods freak me out man. Therefore my trussrods remain untouched (by me). I'm lacking in the cajones department when it comes TR adjustments...and I'm totally cool with that...there I said it.
    Good news is I got my CR, one year ago today and it has been flawless. I had it setup to my liking just after I got it, and it hasn't needed anything...at all, well except strings since day one! Pretty friggin awesome!
     
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