Note from the author, Gerry Hayes… “Pretty much everything in the book is applicable to bass as well as guitar. In a lot of cases, throughout, I often use ‘guitar’ just to avoid repeating ‘guitar or bass’ every time, but anything in here is just as useful to bassists as it is to guitarists (some more so—early Rickenbacker basses, for instance, tend to give more truss rod troubles than their guitars).”
Haze Guitars announced the release of the first Haze Guitars Guide: Truss Rods Made Easy. This guide—available as a free ebook download from Haze Guitars—lays to rest the mystery and misinformation that plagues the subject of truss rod operation and adjustment.
“I’m always surprised that so many players are happy to work on any other part of their guitars, but are nervous of ever touching the truss rod,” said Gerry Hayes, author of the book and owner of Haze Guitars. “It really doesn’t have to be so hard.”
Truss Rods Made Easy teaches the reader about the different types of truss rod and how they work; the symptoms of the problems truss rods can address; how to measure neck relief easily and cheaply; how to safely adjust a truss rod and what to do with an uncooperative rod.
“I wrote this to be accessible and fun while still being crammed full of all the information needed to really understand the topic,” said Hayes. “It’s is the first in a planned series, and I’m really looking forward to expanding these.”
Truss Rods Made Easy is available in both PDF and iBooks formats from hazeguitars.com/books.