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Steve Blazek


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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jul 2019 8:01 am    
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I need to replace a couple of lower rods on my C neck that I removed a while ago, they run the entire length of the guitar, can I remove the keyhead end plate or is it best to pull out all of the C 6th rods and fish them in old school?
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Jerry Jones


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Nashville, Tenn.
Post  Posted 2 Jul 2019 9:43 am    
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I would opt for the fishing method.

You may need to lift some of the E9 cross-shafts just enough to feed the rod without causing a permanent bend.

you can slide on the required hardware as you feed. (collars, spring, spacers, and swivels)

I usually reconnect the swivels to the cranks after the rod is installed.

It would have been nice if they'd been designed with a 1/8" hole in the endplate. Laughing

Happy fishin'
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jul 2019 11:20 am    
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I've had some p/p's that had the hole.
Erv
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Steve Blazek


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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Post  Posted 3 Jul 2019 7:36 am    
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Thanks Fellas, no way around it, back out to the hot garage.
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Mike Scaggs


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Nashville, TN
Post  Posted 7 Jul 2019 9:45 am    
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Removing the end plate is not necessary and I have done many.

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Dave Diehl


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Post  Posted 7 Jul 2019 3:09 pm    
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Steve, you can absolutely remove the endplate to do that. It does make it easier. You just have to loosen all strings before doing so because there is (on a D10) two screws through the endplate which hold the keyhead down.

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Ken Byng


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Post  Posted 7 Jul 2019 3:23 pm    
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I've done both methods. Removing the endplate made it a very simple process to feed the lower rods through, especially if they have to pass through a guide bell crank swivel. I respect Mike Scaggs' ability to install the rods without removing the endplate, and he could probably do it in his sleep. However, for us mere mortals, the endplate removal is the easier option.
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Mike Scaggs


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Post  Posted 7 Jul 2019 3:28 pm    
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Ken Byng wrote:
I've done both methods. Removing the endplate made it a very simple process to feed the lower rods through, especially if they have to pass through a guide bell crank swivel. I respect Mike Scaggs' ability to install the rods without removing the endplate, and he could probably do it in his sleep. However, for us mere mortals, the endplate removal is the easier option.


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