Truss rod woes

Did you ever find a solution to your truss rod rattle?? I have the same guitar with same symptoms exactly. Waited a long time to get one of these guitars, and it fails me on an open G.
No I didn't. Fortunately, it doesn't register through the amp, so I kind of forget about it until I strum an unplugged open chord. I am pretty sure it is the truss rod. Since (I think) it is not removeable from the neck, I can't inject something in there to make stop vibrating against the wood. I've seen some drill a hole behind the neck, fill in some grease (or something else, don't remember) and plug the hole with a dowel. I also thought of drilling a tiny hole by the nut, going at an angle into the channel and inject liquid grease or something.

Would you please let me know if you find a solution or if you send it to PRS and with what results ?
 
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Did you ever loosen the truss rod? I've had so many issues like this setting up SEs and it like it's always a different solution. From a high neck pickup, to fret heights, to simple truss adjustments and TINY saddle adjustment, to replacing the nut. In any case the issue is usually just troubleshooting and fixable.

If the buzzing doesn't register in the amp...and your happy...it's fine. Leave it.
 
I have two new Prs SE guitars with serious noise coming from the tross rod. One Silver Sky SE and a DGT.
Returned the DGT and the shop said they will contact the importer to clear out if it is covered by warranty. It’s a week ago now. I thought that was strange. A new guitar should not have any noises coming from the truss rod.
I wanted to buy my first Prs SE since they got so good reviews but so long I have returned four guitars with issues.
Anyway, I will post the full story later on, when I hopefully have received a good SE that is a keeper, but I do not have high hopes for that to happen any time soon…
 
Did you ever loosen the truss rod? I've had so many issues like this setting up SEs and it like it's always a different solution. From a high neck pickup, to fret heights, to simple truss adjustments and TINY saddle adjustment, to replacing the nut. In any case the issue is usually just troubleshooting and fixable.

If the buzzing doesn't register in the amp...and your happy...it's fine. Leave it.
Yeah that's when all these problems started. I cut a new nut for the guitar and decided to adjust the truss rod. It hasn't been the same since. I took all the hardware off, bridge, strings all the tuners and it still rattles when I wrap it on the back of the neck, it's definitely the truss rod. I re-installed the OEM nut, thinking it was my new bone nut... Nope still rattles!! Drilled a diaganol hole/channel, under nut seat, into truss rod channel. I opted for a flexible silicone type product. No luck.. it needed a bigger fill hole than I was willing to drill. And I was mistaken about the rattle not present when plugged into the amp. When I pay close attention it's there. So I turn up the gain and off I go. Disappointing to say the least. If anybody has any sure fire remedies or even ideas on something, a couple of desperate people here. Thanks in advance.
 
Did you try to pinch the truss rod a little tighter? If it started when you e loosened it it sounds like it’s sth like a nut or plate rattle
 
Thanks for the response. Yes i have tried everything i can think of. I feel I got a bad apple. I am going in at 4th fret and injecting diluted rubber cement. I don't know what else to do.
 
i had a strange rattle noise on my Gibson Les Paul when you hit a certain note/string. Turned out it was the pickup selector switch. The nut needed to be tightened.
Good reminder that there are a LOT of parts on an electric guitar, and sometimes it just takes one thing being a little loose. Check 'em all!
 
I have double checked everything. Buzzing/ rattling truss rods are not common, but it apparently happens. The odds of the original poster and myself owning same guitar type, and experiencing the same symptoms in almost every way. Specifically the open g. Maybe someone was having a bad day on assembly line. IDK. I do want to thank you for the response though.

Kevin
 
I have truss rod ringing in my 2014 PRS SE Tremonti Custom as well. Honestly it was scary at first but it's no big deal. I just have to tighten the truss rod a bit once every few months, depends on the climate and how much I play. But yeah I've had this for almost 10 years and no real issues.

I get it if it bothers you though, if you have the option to return the guitar then return it. I probably should've done the same but I was a teenager when I got it and didn't make very good decisions back then...
 
Does anybody know if that truss rod can be taken out, extracted, out of the guitar. Not just "know", but actually did it ? If so that would greatly help.
 
Does anybody know if that truss rod can be taken out, extracted, out of the guitar. Not just "know", but actually did it ? If so that would greatly help.
There was a thread where @alwinvrm did remove a truss rod. I don't think I'd personally attempt it myself, but YMMV.

 
Haha that's crazy! It seems like a pretty extreme thing to do though, only like if the truss rod is actually broken and doesn't work.
I understand doing it for a pricey guitar or a guitar with lots of sentimental value...
But a used guitar you just got...?

To expand on my case, I can make my truss rod rattle pretty bad by playing harmonics on the 12th fret. And I can stop the noise by putting my hand on the neck around the nut/headstock. The guitar's position also affects how bad it's going to rattle. But that just means it's a bit loose..
So I tighten it up a little bit and it goes away. Are you sure you can't do the same?
 
I can only think maybe the bottom bolt could have sheared leaving the plate rattling but that’d be easy to notice surely, as it happened when loosening the TR I’d have thought pinching it bit by bit to see where it stops would help
 
Again, I am NOT looking to take the truss rod out by taking the neck apart. I just wanted to know if it could be unscrewed and pulled out from the headstock end. Knowing now that it is a double action rod, it obviously can't be taken out that way. That settles that.

If I gently pry the end up, the rattle completely dies.

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So ... I'll shape a small hardwood wedge and try to slide it under the rod end nut. See where that leads me.
 
Again, I am NOT looking to take the truss rod out by taking the neck apart. I just wanted to know if it could be unscrewed and pulled out from the headstock end.
The Kevin Cronin?
By gently prying the end of the truss rod, it kills the rattle. I'll try to push a little hardwood wedge under the end nut. I'll let you know how that goes.
 
Fantastic diagnostic work Bgood. It solves my rattle as well. I also will be looking for wedge material. Thanks a million.

Kevin
 
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