The truss rod threads on this Rickenbacker bass have been stripped. Most likely due to adjusting these rods without clamping the neck into position before making the proper adjustments needed. The design of the rods are great because they can be removed from the neck without removing the fingerboard. First, the bolts are removed from the rods and they are pulled out from the headstock. Once the rods are out of the neck it’s time to READ MORE
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Sometimes a well-meaning repair just doesn’t work. In this case the headstock was previously repaired by gluing first, then dowels were installed in an attempt to strengthen the joint. I have never been a fan of this type of repair, so I decided to make a back-of-the-peg-head overlay to fix the problem.