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So I haven't played the fretless in a while and with the spring temp changes, I was not surprised to have a bit of buzz when I took it out (mainly on open or on "frets" 1-7). I did the truss rod adjustments and got most of it out, but the E in particular (and maybe a touch on the B) is still buzzing when I dig in. Looking at the neck from the bottom, and turning the truss rod counterclockwise (or toward me if I'm wearing it), the truss rod doesn't seem to go that way anymore. It feels like it spins or "is loose", but I can go counterclockwise and feel it tighten.

Did I go too far? What should be done in respect to the truss rod?

Perhaps there is something else wrong? Been thinking about a new set of strings for this one anyway - perhaps it is time. Also wonder about the nut as the strings do seem mighty close near the top.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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It sounds like you've done everything right. It may just take a day or two for the neck to fully settle in. Leave it out in the open so that air can get at the neck on all sides. This will help it acclimate to the spring weather.
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Thank you. I took it back out of the case. Will it help the neck adjust if I loosen the strings or should I leave it at tension?
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No, definitely leave them at tension
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