Ok here my question, I have read over the sticky ontop, and everything makes sense. I just bought a Fender Jazz bass a few days ago, used to have my brothers Squire. To make a long story short, I didn't really take care of that bass to well, now that I have a nice bass, I wanna take care of it. I know my squire has too much relief in it, because I can just see that the strings are really high off the fret board, and after the relief test, it is really bad. That besides the point though. I am a little narrodic about my new Fender. I did the relief test knowing that some of those basses have been sitting in Guitar Center for a while, and may not be set up right. Now my perdicament is not that it moves to much, its that it hardly moves at all. Don't get wrong it moves a little, but a very little like I tried sticking a credit card under and it moves the string. So my questions are because my string doesnt moves does that much does that meen I have a backbow or is it just straight?. Two. I know relief and action are preference, but I also know there has to be a point were theres to much(my squire) and to little, like in a back bow. If that statement it true, in what area does it become too straight? Does it have to be trully backbowed, or is having a straight neck bad altogether? And finally at what point does it have to much relief I know a little is good, but what would be considered alot? I know that alot to take in, but I would really apprciate if some of you guys who know a little about repairs could clue me in.