I'm trying to help out a kid here - his dad bought him a bass for X-mas and I'd like to make it playable for him. It buzzes horribly below the 6th fret. I held down a string at the first and last fret and the string was laying on all the frets. Seems to me that we need more relief. String height seems about right. So I'm sure he needs a truss rod adjustment. It also seems that I was a bit confused about how truss rods work - I've been reading up and I think I'm strait now. (so, apparently bass necks are made with an excessive amount of relief and the truss rod pulls it strait to dial in the desired amount of relief - before today I had this backwards in my mind - do I have it right now?) I plan to loosen the truss rod a 1/4 turn (counter clockwise) to add more relief to the neck. I shouldn't have to "push" the neck. IF that has little or no effect, I'll try another 1/4 about 12 to 24 hours later. When I get the neck adjusted and the fret buzz goes away in the low frets, or if it starts to buzz evenly across all frets then I'll set up the string height with the bridge saddles. I'll set that the strings just a bit higher than I would for myself (I like it low) and intonate. Does this all sound about right?