How to do a Mandolin Truss Rod Adjustment - Fine-Tune for perfect Playability

mandolin setup youtube Jan 12, 2024

Welcome back to Mandolin Secrets, your go-to destination for all things mandolin.

Today, we're diving deep into the world of mandolin setup and maintenance. In this comprehensive tutorial, we'll demystify the process of adjusting your mandolin's truss rod, helping you achieve that perfect playability and sound you've been wanting.

The truss rod is a critical component of your mandolin, influencing its neck relief and overall playability. Learning how to adjust it can make a world of difference in your playing experience.

In this video, we'll guide you through the truss rod adjustment process step by step, from identifying the right tools to ensuring you're making the right tweaks for your instrument's unique needs.

We'll share tips and techniques to ensure a smooth, hassle-free adjustment. After all, a well-set truss rod can improve your mandolin's intonation, action, and tone.

Magnus explains how these adjustments can impact your mandolin's sound and playability, and how to find that sweet spot that suits your playing style. His preferred neck relief is approx 0.05 mm around 8-10th fret.

If you are uncomfortable setting up things like this yourself, knowing what a luthier is doing with your instrument is still interesting.


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