#1
I have too much bow in the neck, so should I turn clockwise or counter clockwise?
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#2
Clockwise. One quarter turn at a time, wait a while (15-30 minutes minimum), remeasure, then adjust again if necessary.
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#3
I have the same issue, should i slacken the strings or anything? I think probably not cos i won't be able to measure how much needs doing cos the strings are slackened, but still, i don't wanna **** my acoustic.
#4
just to be sure, the head is bending toward the pickups, to make it go back I need to turn the truss clockwise.
right?
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#5
Correct. This is the way a truss rod works:

A truss rod is anchored at the base of the neck and at the headstock. It puts compression pressure on the neck. When you turn the nut counterclockwise, it loosens the pressure on the neck, thereby allowing the pull of the strings to have a greater effect on the neck, increasing the bow. When you tighten the nut by turning it clockwise, it increases the compression, which lessens the effect the pull of the strings have on the neck.
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#6
Great, that's the simplest way anyone has ever explained this to me, thank you!
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