Originally Posted by: force_of_shred I'm always adjusting my truss rod week to week because the tempature in my room varies from shiver to sweat so it takes its toll on my necks i guess.
You should find one truss rod adjustment and keep it there. There are a few things about truss rod adjustments that you may be overlooking:
1. Truss rod adjustments don't show their affects right away... depending on how much of an adjustment you have made sometimes it takes a whole day and a half for the wood and the rod to fully settle into position.
2. The adjustments are meant to counteract the string tension and add or take away relief within a certain guitar setup........ Not counteract humidity or the lack there-of
3. Excessive truss rod adjustments are just as bad on your neck as anything else... Humidity is good for your necks to a certain point. The right amount of humidity will give your guitar a certain resonance that you may not otherwise experience... The lack of humidity obviously dries the wood... makes it more brittle and gives it more of a trebly tone... But excessive truss rod adjustments will wear the wood down and you'll eventually experience cracking, splintering, loose frets, and maybe even a devastating warp that will be irrepairable...
4. Often times the affects of humidity on the neck are minute to the point that they only swell or dry the wood out enough to throw the guitar out of tune.... Causing a major inconvenience... If the humidty levels of where you live change so drastically that you have to adjust your truss rod every week.... your guitars necks are going to look like pretzels in a few years either way... I suggest getting some kind of a humidifier or dehumidifier to balance the humidity in your air to spare your axes if this is the case....
Once again.... Truss rod adjustments take time to settle in so go slow... often a 1/4 turn is waaaay toooo much... and the change of "humidity" may just be the fact that you've adjusted the truss rod too far and it's taken the guitar 2-3 days for the wood to catch up to the truss rod... I only adjust my truss rod maybe once or twice a year... If my gutiar goes out of tune because of humidty, I just retune it... In the long run it's what's best for your neck.