When you adjust truss rod, manual says turn clockwise for less relief (straighter neck). Now the question is clockwise in reference to what? What is your reference point? I tried to lower the action today and notice something strange. I was sitting and the head stock is to my left and the bout is to my right. When I turned clockwise less than 1/8 turn, the truss rod was totally loose. What's up with that? Was I doing it wrong? Should the direction be counter clockwise from where the bass was situated? Manual does not tell you this. So I am asking guys.