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Post by Panglosse on Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:11 pm

Hi Folks!  Smile
I recently bought a Westone Spectrum V, and I like it. I changed the strings, but now the action is a bit high. I would be very grateful if you told me what the size of the Allen key is for adjusting the truss rod. 5 mm? Is it an imperial measure?
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Post by corsair on Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:30 am

It’ll be a metric one, I’d’ve thought...

You’re adjusting the truss rod to lower the action??? Why not just lower the saddles?

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Post by Panglosse on Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:18 am

Thanks for the reply!  Smile
Unfortunately, just adjusting the saddles is not enough. Evidently the new strings have a higher tension, and the neck has bent too much.
I'll try with a 5mm Allen key... a very long one is needed.
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Post by corsair on Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:29 am

Ah, rightio... heavier gauge strings have pulled the neck up, or lighter gauge and its gone the other way?

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Post by Panglosse on Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:44 am

The first, apparently...
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Post by corsair on Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:02 am

Ok, then... let us know what happens.

I've got a Spectrum GT but it's 1500km away and I've never had to adjust the neck relief so can't help with Allen Key size, sorry!

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Post by Westbone on Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:52 am

5 mm
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