It is important to adjust your truss rod. If it is bent too much in the wrong direction in either way it will affect the sound of your guitar. Additionally, it will put a lot of stress on the neck which is not good.
Adjusting the truss rod on your guitar is not as hard as you may think. It’s actually just a few small adjustments and only takes a couple minutes once you know what you are doing. We’ll walk you through it though, it’s better to learn before it’s too late.
The first thing that you are going to need to do is make sure your guitar is tuned. If you are unsure of how to tune your guitar, you might want to pick up a tuner until you get a feel for the correct sound. The Snark SN-5 Tuner is a great way to go for a reliable tuner.
Adjust the Truss Rod
Once tuned, close one eye and look down the neck of your guitar. You’ll notice that the string is a straight line but the neck probably has a curve in it. It might be very subtle so you might have to really look for it.
The final step to adjusting the truss rod is tuning your guitar again.