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 301 truss rod heads up 
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is evil...Evil Joe
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Post 301 truss rod heads up
A friend of mine bought a 2005 pgm 301 and it played great, but he wanted a little more relief in the neck so he decided to adjust the truss rod. However, when he tried to slip the truss rod tool sleeve over the truss rod 'bullet' it wouldn't fit/go over, as the route wasn't deep enough and the wood behind the bullet was in the way.

What's more, he took it back to the store and their tech determined that it's an impossible problem to fix. Fortunately the guitar was under warrenty and now he just has to wait approx 4 months for a new one, but if he hadn't discovered this for a year or so he'd probably be SOL.

I don't suspect this is a common defect, but anyone who has a 301 should check to make sure he can adjust his truss rod....

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thanks for the advice dude
i'll check mines out

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My truss rod has been tinkered with by a pro and it was fine (04 model)


Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:20 pm
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I'll be pulling mine out to check in a little while.

Is Ibanez replacing the whole neck?

UPDATE:
I can get the truss adjustment tool on the nut. I didn't turn it however I think it was mentioned before that they couldn't get the tool on the nut.

WOW>>> I can't believe I didn't get a broken one for once.

My PGM301 is the 2005 with 5 piece neck

thanks for the heads up though :)


Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:56 pm
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lol i am back
i just realised i dunno how to check! :?

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Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:22 pm
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just take the three screws off the truss rod cover above the nut.
Take your adjustment tool (metal with a metal barrel at the end. When you look inside you'll see shoulders that fasten to the nut) and see if you can get it over the truss rod nut that is under the truss cover.
If it goes onto the nut you are all set.

I think the problem one didn't have the route deep enough to allow the tool to go over the adjustment nut which seems very odd but it happened.


Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:48 pm
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Checked Mine (04 model). No problems but thanks for the Info. Ibanez do some stupid thinks now an then, like the Ferules falling out the back


Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:08 pm
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[quote="frehley6986"]I'll be pulling mine out to check in a little while.

Is Ibanez replacing the whole neck? quote]

The guitar will probably just be replaced. It's being sent to Ibanez Canada and they'll decide what they want to do.

BTW you guys understand the problem perfectly; the barrel of the tool won't fit over the bullet at the top of the truss rod because the route or the angle of the truss rod doesn't allow enough room.

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