A few weeks ago while playing a totally unsetup bass in a music store, which had a horrible high action. My girlfriend said i sounded good and better than i sometimes do. I asked what she meant and she had been refering to string noise and said i had a "nice sound". And thinking about it I do sometimes play too heavy handed. So the other day i set my bass up for a high action (Pbass). Right on the limit of what i would call playable. Around about .015 relief and around 2.5mm all strings (flatwounds), as a experiment starting point. The bass I played in the shop had a even higher action. I work on basses/guitars so it kinda goes against what I normally try to achieve in a setup. The results are sore finger tips! A nice rounded tone and less string/fret noise, although I'm using flats so... I kind of like the higher action and somethings I can play easier, probably more so after my finger tips adapt. Some things are more difficult to play. I'm seriously thinking of keeping the bass setup like this, with another bass setup with low action (Which I currently also have). Which leads me to think I need a third bass with a medium action, just so I have all the basses (pun intended) covered Also i noticed that switching basses and going high to low action, I almost instantly felt I am a better player for having a day trying to get used to the higher action. Anyone else like a higher action or even a stupidly high action. Or have multiple basses with different setups heights?