Time to bring together many of the thoughts in posts I have made about neck relief. In this thread I am going to look at the following: 1. Is relief necessary or even advisable? 2. How much relief is needed? 3. How do you measure neck relief? 4. What do the "experts" have to say? And I'll likely end up adding other topics related to neck relief. What I won't be doing is identifying who says what. That's because I want to be able to critique some of the things others have said and many bass owners get defensive when I disagree with their manufacturer, or even their favorite setup guide. I'm not interested in getting into a squabble here. I will be presenting my opinions backed up with my reasons for those opinions. Feel free to disagree, but do so with some backing facts. And by the way the argument "Mr. Bass Idol says it's so" is not a valid argument unless you also provide his reasoning, in which case let's not bring his name into it, just his reasoning. A word of caution. I will be referencing some ideas that you may associate to a particular person, and I may be in disagreement with some of those ideas. It can be difficult to dispel myths without that association to a specific becoming apparent. But I am in no way disrespecting the source, only pointing out something that needs either correction or clarification in my opinion. Once again, I am trying to keep personalities out of this. Now on to the real task at hand.