Hi all, Someone linked an excellent little video series on Elixir's youtube channel a little while ago that I really enjoyed; maybe not as indept as Jerzy Drozd's guide, but I found it really useful. I made the described adjustments to my Fender P, Fender J and Spector, but trying to adjust a parts build I put together, I've had little success. I mention that I've had some success to say that I think I understand how to do what is described in the videos, and am just having trouble with this one bass. As the title indicates, the problem I'm having is getting enough truss-rod relief. Even loosened all the way I'm getting nowhere near enough of a gap when checking it with a capo. Body: It's a P-Bass with a nitro-finished pine body (which I was initially concerned about the softness of, but seems to have held up really well, unless of course it's part of the problem) Neck: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jazz-bass-maple-neck-20-frets-black-dots-vintage-amber-glossy-finish-brand-new-/121258462836?pt=UK_Guitar_Accessories&hash=item1c3b914e74 Bridge: Some fender bridge that I got off stratosphere; looks like a standard fender bridge, has flat screws instead of hex screws. (As an aside, I wish more more bridges did this, I find them much easier to adjust) Strings: 95-35 B52 GHS. I know these are quite light, but I'm using the same strings on the Fender precision and jazz. Not sure what part of this equation is the problem, but I'd love to find out. Basically, it's still reasonably playable how it is, but it could definitely be better. Maybe it's just a dud neck, but it seems like good quality and the truss rod adjusts well, the neck just doesn't seem to be bending enough even with it loosened. Now, some gratuitous pics! Screwed up the bridge placement initially, as you can see, but it kind of adds to the relic'd look, anyway. I didn't do anything more technical than put the bridge slightly over 34" away from the nut, if that's relevant. Although it intonates properly and as far as I can tell everything works fine except the truss rod.