.... I was looking thru Willis' book "101 bass tips" (great book i intend to buy) and I came across two really good tips bass players should keep in mind. 1. low string tension is not necessarily a good thing. it may seem that its easier to play with lower tension, however what happens is that low tension strings create fret buzz easier which means you have to raise the action. now its not as easy to play. in my mind the most important thing is to have low action even if that means having higher tension. 2. this is related to number 1. An easy way to add tension to your strings is to use a 1/2 inch spacer so that the ball of the string is 1/2 inch away from the bottom end of the bridge. Got any tips you would like to share?