I've just purchased a 2008 Gibson Les Paul Traditional and have just decided to add a little extra relief into the neck. However the nut at the end is over the actual thread of the truss rod by 3 mm. does this make sence? In essence it means there's 5mm left of slackening off or loosening the truss rod before it would be off entirely! I've been googling pictures of Gibson truss rods and have seen a few like this and indeed my usual guitar tech thinks it's no problem as I should never need to loosen it by so much. Likewise my local guitar store thinks the same thing. But what do YOU guys think? Have you ever had something unilateral? My 94' les paul specials is similar.