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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 26 2012 13:45:44
 
El_Tortuga

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RE: height level to high on my Takam... (in reply to Guest

Hello again Kehati, by the way, it was good to chat on Skype even though the connection between Canada and Malaysia has problems LOL

Anyway, as to the truss rod, I'm surprised your flamenco guitar has one. BUT, and this is a big BUT (get it?), you have to be very careful how you change the truss rod.

The main function of the truss or tension rod, is to set the "relief" of the neck. Relief is the optimal angle that the neck will be set, in order to have the best combination of string height (or lack of height) and the least amount of fret buzz (which would be due to the strings being too low.)

Keep in mind, if you don't know what you're doing, bring the guitar to a professional who has the tools and experience.

But if you insist on doing it yourself, follow a few simple tips:

1) Loosen all the strings
2) make a small adjustment to the truss rod
3) tighten the strings back to standard tuning and wait a while before deciding if you need to repeat the process

IMPORTANT: NEVER adjust the truss rod too extremely! Always in small amounts.

If the truss rod is not tight enough, then the neck will bow upwards too much, causing the strings to be too high off the fingerboard. Based on your description, this is what might be happening. But I'm not saying it is what's happening.

If the truss rod is too tight, then the neck will be too flat, causing the strings to be too close to the fingerboard, and the fret buzz will be really bad along the first 5 or 6 frets.

The ideal setting is right in between those two extremes.

Again, the way to avoid disaster is not to adjust the truss rod too extremely. Only small amounts each time you adjust, then you wait a little to see if the adjustment is good.

Hope that helps!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 26 2012 15:44:06
 
Sean

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RE: height level to high on my Takam... (in reply to Guest

That is a Classical guitar, I'm not sure why it has a truss rod in the first place
What type of music are you intending to play on this?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 27 2012 19:06:03
 
Ricardo

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RE: height level to high on my Takam... (in reply to Guest

Not a good flamenco guitar.... Works for fusion cuz its loud and
the pick up is well balanced.... But a proper flamenco guitar
is a whole different world for your fingers . At your level
you should be working with a proper instrument.

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