How To Adjust Your Banjo's Coordinator Rods


  • Andy Fielding

    Great video—except for possibly one thing. Chad explains how important it is, when adjusting a two-rod banjo, to loosen the inner rod before you start changing the outer one. But he doesn’t mention this till more than halfway through the video, when he actually starts adjusting a two-rod banjo. How many people with two-rod banjos may be watching this and following along during the one-rod section, not realizing they could damage their banjos by not loosening the center rod first?

  • Siemion

    Thank you so much for that video! VERY helpful.

  • VL

    Very helpful video; thank you. The coordinator rod is different than the truss rod—correct? It would be great to see a video about how to tell which might be the culprit when the strings buzz down the neck (at the 2nd fret and below, to be specific) and the string height varies up and down the neck so that it seems the neck is bowing. (I play a Deering John Hartford, if that helps answer the question.) Thanks again for the maintenance instruction videos. Please keep them coming!

  • Dennis L

    You have the best customer service that goes along with you great product. I have a good time and am learning to play (retired). I’m so glad I bought a banjo from you. See you in Grass Valley tomorrow.

  • Richard Bugdal

    Never was quite sure of adjusting the truss rod. Excellent and clear presentation.

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