This guitar came in this week, and the neck was about straight as an arrow, so I wanted to loosen the truss rod
a bit to get some more clearance. I noticed it was already very loose, and when loosening it some more just felt like screwing a screw out with no resistance at all. I prefer 4 springs in the back because it tends to give a more stable tuning so I did add 1 string to the 3-in-arrow that were in. I did get a tiny bit clearance, but not enough to be good. It is stringed with 10-46 and that's what I like as well so I would prefer to keep that gauge.
I made sure it was a loose as it could get and let it rest for a few days, but alas, no extra clearance.
What could I do to gain a little extra bow ? I was thinking of putting extra tension on the neck by screwing the string-plate screw in as far as possible, making the floyd pull, and leave it a few days like that, but my guess was that once I put them back in balancen the neck would restore itself a few days later.