Does anyone know what the "rake" of a neck should be? Is there a formula for finding the correct angle? Years ago, I had a mishap and popped the neck off my bass. Being ignorant in the ways of DB back then, I just glued my neck back on. Now that I'm older and slightly wiser, I realise that I've probably got the wrong angle, also it's marginally off centre, so I'm going to redo it. Also, is there a rule for soundpost pressure (not placement- I know that)? I can take my strings off and the post stays in place, which makes me think it's too tight, but it's not distorting the top or back, so it cant be too tight. Where I live, there are a couple of people who do DB work, but I kinda like to do things myself (I have built my own EUB), and they are not players themselves. I believe that good bass setup can only be done by someone who is a player themselves.