#1
I never made adjustments or modifications to my bass.
But from reading stuff from other people's posts, it seems like this truss rod is a real important part of the instrument when it comes to that kind of stuff.

What does it do?
#3
The truss rod keeps your neck from snapping under the pressure and tension of the strings.
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#5
so what does adjusting it do exactly?>
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#6
Adjusting it tightens it against the strings or loosens it. Or, if it's dual action, tightens it in the other direction.
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#7
adjusting the truss rod will take the bow out of your neck. A well adjusted truss rod improves action and eliminates dead frets.
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#8
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adjusting the truss rod will take the bow out of your neck. A well adjusted truss rod improves action and eliminates dead frets.


Sorry to pick on you, but you don't use a truss rod to improve action, and it does little to help dead frets. A dead fret is one that is uneven in height and so performs as it shouldn't. The only thing that can help dead frets is a fret crown job and leveling.
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