My thoughts exactly.Slack the strings...loosen the screws...tilt the neck in the pocket...turn the screw. Reverse.
Wait a day. If you need to repeat...repeat.
Some things should be difficult to adjust. Because the truth is it doesn't need to be done that often. If ever. I have had Strat for 39 years, and the truss rod has been adjusted...once. Once!
Quit adjusting and go play. The internet is not your friend.
That's exactly what the team who did the final set-up at the Fender plant used to do. It's pretty fast if you know the procedure. England has a temperate climate, so I've never needed to adjust a Fender guitar neck truss-rod, and I've probably only adjusted a Fender bass a few times.Slack the strings...loosen the screws...tilt the neck in the pocket...turn the screw. Reverse.
Because people be crazy, yo.I understand wanting an actual vintage Strat, even though I would never get one even if I could. What I don't understand is why they'd make new vintage ones with the truss rod adjustment on the bottom of the neck where you have to unbolt the whole thing to adjust the relief. It's such an inconvenient placement. I don't understand why you'd put yourself through that for the sake of making it like the original. Am I missing an added benefit to that? To each their own and I mean no disrespect to those that like it. I'm just trying to understand if it's something past wanting it like the original for accuracy's sake.
Exactly.It’s true though, vintage correct is the only way to go!! No but I do like a 9.5 radius with a little bigger frets. Nothing wrong with modern fenders either, it’s just not what I prefer. So fussing about a simple truss rod adjustment once every few years is no problem.