Originally Posted by nicopiano
A luthier told me that it's easier to get very low action without too much buzz on a bass with bigger gauge strings.
Is that true?
What is your experience about it?
Yes in general it probably is true but some basses will take a very low action even with lighter string gauges. Neck relief, neck angle, fret height and condition, the bridge, and the type of string will have an effect as well.
I think you can run out of adjustment range on any bass but with a great set up it's a lot lower than some would imagine.