I'm working on a Jackson hybrid project, fitting a KV body to a Dinky neck. The joint is ok, there is a very slight gap. However, I'm extremely disappointed because after installing the pickups (Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortions in both positions), installing the bridge and stringing up the instrument for a mockup, the strings make contact along the entire length of the fretboard. Adjusting the bridge height has no effect at all. I'm thinking this needs a massive truss rod adjustment.
My question is: would adjusting the truss rod help, or is this hopeless? I've heard of tweaking the truss rod slightly to alleviate string buzz, but this looks like it would need a lot of cranking. I really wanted this to be a DIY build, but I'll probably be taking this to a tech if it's possible to fix.
What kind of bridge is on it?
Strings making contact along the whole neck usually isn't a truss rod issue, it's a bridge height issue.
Adjusting the truss rod is usually the LAST thing you do, after making sure the bridge height and saddle radius are set correctly. Don't just start cranking away on the truss rod if you don't know what you're doing, because you could be creating even more problems.