I've been thinking on this for so long my head has started to hurt. What direction should I turn a 2010 Rick 4003 truss nut to raise the strings (increase bow slightly)? I've carefully read two reputable sources on this and they seem to give opposite instructions. Maybe I'm looking at the rod/nut from the wrong direction and they are consistent but here's what they say. Official Rick Manual: Turn the nut clock- wise to correct an under bow, counterclockwise to straighten an over bow. Continue this until the desired angle of the neck is obtained. JOey's Bass NOtes (for recent model 4003): Turning the truss rod adjustment to the right (clockwise) reduces forward bow, no matter which end of the neck the adjustment is located. Turning the truss rod adjustment to the left (counter clockwise) reduces back bow. What am I missing or misreading here. These seem to contradict the other. So far I"ve been following Joey's instruction but think I"m I may be confused. What I have is a neck with a bit too much bow at the G string and not quite enough at the E. The E-side nut is now almost loose, so any more counterclock turning seems unlikely to increase the bow. I've been careful with other instructions, little turns every day. Help is appreciated.