"there is a margin" - Uhh, what?

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  1. bluesriffdev

    bluesriffdev Senior Member

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    I'm sure many of you have noticed when browsing for Japanese guitars online that when they refer to the truss rod, they'll mention "there is a margin". Now, I'm sure this is a result of poor translation from Google, either that or there's something I'm just not getting. What does this mean? e.g. one guitar I'm looking at is described as having "a margin of about 60 degrees in tightening direction".

    As someone new to buying Japanese (got an E-LP-130ALS on the way!) I'm always happy to see mention of how much fret is remaining and what kind of shape the neck is in - something you rarely ever see mentioned in U.S. / Australian ads.

    Can any MIJ aficionados let me in on what this means?
     
  2. villager

    villager Senior Member

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    it means the rod turns..
     
  3. GammyBird

    GammyBird Senior Member

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    What Villager sayed.
     
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    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    As the rod turns, these are the auctions of our Yahoo.
     
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    Mick51 Premium Member

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    No more daytime TV for you..
     
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  6. Whoopysnorp

    Whoopysnorp Senior Member

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    All it takes is the purchase of one guitar where the rod doesn't turn in one direction or the other to put truss rod condition front of mind in your pre-purchase guitar inspection checklist forever.
     

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