I have had a dis-used and forgotten Fender Precision Squier bass in my basement for years now, inherited it from a friend. It never did get played much. I picked it up the other day and noticed that the neck seemed quite warped. Further investigation showed that the truss rod nut seemed to have snapped off at some point in the past. I have researched truss rod / nut replacement a bit. But I really have no interest in investing any money into this thing. But I figured I would put a clamp on it and check for improvement over the course of a few days. Has anyone had any success with straightening a neck, or forgoing anything having to do with the truss rod altogether? Or is the truss rod a pretty crucial part of the equation? We'll see how this goes. I may decide to move this set-up into the garage and put a small ceramic heater nearby to help convince the wood fibers to take my side.