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Loose Truss Rod Cover

© Frank Ford, 11/1/98; Photos by FF, October 1998

Just a little turn of the screw can often quiet a rattling truss rod cover:

Very few truss rod covers rattle even when loose, but they're all worth a look if a buzz appears to come from the peghead. Some recalcitrant truss rod covers can't be silenced by tightening screws. A little resilient material, even a piece of paper, may be just the thing to keep it from flapping against the peghead.

A loose truss rod nut, or, even more likely, a loose washer under the truss rod nut is also a real possiblilty. Even though they're part of the truss rod itself, I'm mentioning them here because they're located under the truss rod cover.

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