This strat needs just a little more relief and the rod is completely loosened. It's just about perfectly straight right now. Plays and sounds amazing everywhere except the first few frets where's there's too much string rattle because of the lack of relief. I have .010-.046 strings on it, and with some tedonitis in my hand I don't want to go up to a heavier gauge. I can't think of anything else to do. If I were to refret the guitar, could the fingerboard be planed for more relief? Hopefully there's a less drastic remedy out there.