I celebrated getting another bass a few weeks back by getting two new sets of light-gauge strings for my two main basses. I always wanted to try them but was worried that they would sound weak or twangy. I put them on and WOW! They're so easy to play! Double-thumping is now much easier and doesn't get painful after a short period. Three and four-note chords are also easier to play faster. You have to play a little lighter, but the tone isn't missing like I feared. The two sets I got were a Fodera Diamond series stainless 5-string set for my fretted and a DR Sunbeams nickel 5-string set for my fretless. The DRs are actually custom gauges apparently, with a .130 B string (woohoo!) going down to a .40 G string. They're designed to have an consistent feel going from a light-gauge G to a fairly heavy-gauge B, although in my experience I tend to prefer strings that are pretty similar in size from one string to the next. They both sound great-the Foderas are snappy and articulate with a nice even bottom, and the DR Sunbeams are very fretless-friendly with their warm midsy sound, although the G string takes quite a bit of finesse to keep a mwahful sound in the lower registers, otherwise it gives a more clear ringing tone. So here's a question-is adjusting the action or getting the intonation accurate (particularly on fretless) any more difficult with light-gauge strings? I normally bring my bass to a shop for setups, but I'd like to know for when I do my own setups.