What kind of truss rod is it ?

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I have a 96 Streamer stage 1 with a truss rod that's maxed out, but still it's playable and I know from around the internet that 1996 was the last year before the non removables.
I took a huge risk when buying this and gambled that the truss rod worked and would hopefully be replaceable.
It works but like i said, won't adjust past perfect relief.
So my question is, what kind of truss rod is it ?. First of all, it works in reverse. Righty loosey/ lefty tighty and secondly there is no volute. Am i right in thinking this means it a removable ?.
I have a feeling that if i try and see if i can loosen and gently try to pull it out (and its non replaceable) i will knacker it beyond repair.
So I'm counting on you good people of this forum to lay some knowledge on me.

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one tip: a screw (M5 ?) might help to remove the trussrod …I should have taken fotos last time I removed a trussrod😳
 

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I hope the pictures explain what I mean?
 
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I hope the pictures explain what I mean?
My truss rod is installed upside down so i wouldn't be able to screw a M5 in without the nut unscrewing all the way off. I really only want to identify which of the 3 kinds my one is and that means removing and reinstalling without damaging until i can get a new one from Germany to New Zealand (costing $$$$ shipping and taking up to 3 years).
Im pretty sure its a one way steel rod, installed sometime after manufacture upside-down for reasons unknown.
 
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Ok, came out smooth as. Was the right way up, but tighten left / loosen right steel one way. From 1982-1986 according to Warwick's website. Apart from the nut being a little rough from someone not using the right wrench in the past, the truss rod is in great shape. Mid 80's reverse truss rod in a mid 90's bass.
With 105-45 strings, its a struggle to achieve .012 relief so i'll try 100-40.
 

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Ok, came out smooth as. Was the right way up, but tighten left / loosen right steel one way. From 1982-1986 according to Warwick's website. Apart from the nut being a little rough from someone not using the right wrench in the past, the truss rod is in great shape. Mid 80's reverse truss rod in a mid 90's bass.
With 105-45 strings, its a struggle to achieve .012 relief so i'll try 100-40.
the iron trussrod is some mm shorter - afaik- and therefore fits into the routing of the alu 2way.
it is said that the iron trussrods are more ‚robust‘ than aluminium 2way. I ve got no experience with the iron trussrods, cannot confirm that.
but maybe thats the reason why someone changed the 2way trussrod to the iron 1way?
 

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My thoughts exactly. The iron rod is a stronger alloy and has somewhat more effective range.

Just leave it as is, especially since the curve and action are fine.
 
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Ive read its quite common to fit an iron tr in place of an alu. My left handed thread one is a bit of an anomaly. It would have had to come out of an 80's Warwick i'm guessing ???
 

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Ive read its quite common to fit an iron tr in place of an alu. My left handed thread one is a bit of an anomaly. It would have had to come out of an 80's Warwick i'm guessing ???
afaik: it depends how the TR is installed🤷🏼
 

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Ive read its quite common to fit an iron tr in place of an alu. My left handed thread one is a bit of an anomaly. It would have had to come out of an 80's Warwick i'm guessing ???
the one way tr is a much cheaper replacement. I have done this in the past as well.
 
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