I'm not the world's best setter-upper, but I can get it pretty much in the area I want. Still I'm always trying to get that action down and still keep it playable. I start by getting the neck relief as low as can be - NOT flat but a hair's breadth at the 7th/8th fret area with the string held down at the first fret and last fret. Then I lower the action, but I'm finding that the strings start bottoming out and buzzing at the higher end of the neck before I can get the action down to where I'd like it. So I end up having to live with a higher action than I want. My question is, can I add a little more bow to the neck relief, thus giving the stings more room to vibrate and allowing me to get the action lower? Only I heard that you shouldn't use neck relief to set the action. Or maybe it's OK because correct action is a balancing act between string height and neck relief?