Originally Posted by MikeyMcMike
I have lowered the bridge to the lowest it can go and also adjusted the trust rod (one by a pro). I have taken it to a pro but they said a new bridge would be needed.
I find that hard to believe, but "pros" come in many shapes and sizes. If it's a pro at Guitar Center or a comparable place, I would be strongly inclined to distrust that opinion. The chances that a manufacturer would ship a bass with a bridge that won't allow an appropriate range of adjustment are quite small.
OTOH, the chances that an inexperienced tech night blame a bridge are relatively high. He might also not think of modifications you could make to the bridge which would solve the problem.
If the pro is a luthier or experienced repairman, I'd be more concerned, but I'd still look for a second opinion. That bass is really pretty and I'd hate for you to have to re-work the bridge. PLEASE keep up your research before changing parts.
And I think a complete setup - done by someone who knows what he is doing - will be part of the solution.
Please continue the discussion while we wait for people like 202DY and Walter to come along and give you better and more experienced opinions.