I have this really nice 50th Anniversary Fender Jazz (the limited one) that I just bought "used" but it's pretty much impeccable, maybe a tiny flaw here or there. Only 500 of these made. It's gorgeous and I'll post pictures later. But it hurts to play. My fingers started to hurt after a half hour of jamming with my band. I am not sure if it was because I felt like I was playing harder to be heard, or because the string action is too high or what. This is my first passive bass in a really long time but it is not nearly as loud as my active Carvin LB70, which had previously been my "quiet" bass compared to my active G&L L2000. I love the Fender's tone but I am worried that it might be too quiet. My band is not really that loud but we do rock out (our website is here I am playing through an Eden 330 WT and two Aguilar GS 112s (330 watts at 4 ohms) I use a Boss GEB-7 equalizer pedal to get the frequencies I want tweaked just right and a bit of a gain boost as well...actually a lot of a gain boost. My guitar player uses an Ampeg Reverberocket 212 which is loud as all hell and our new drummer has a Pearl Session or something...whatever Pearl's "second best" kit is...it's HUGE but he only has one kick drum. Do I need a string set up or what? I am sick and freaking tired of taking basses in to get set up! It's like $40 every time. I thought about trying to adjust the truss rod myself but I know there is way more that goes into it then just the string action and I am scared of permanently damaging my gear. I am one of those people that will gladly trust an expert to do something but complain when I have to pay..haha. The only bass I've NEVER needed to have adjusted is the one I've owned the longest...and the only one I bought NEW...with my HS grad. money years ago..my trusty G&L. Anyway, I got a great deal on this Fender and I want to keep it. Even my fiancee loves it. Any advice?