Ok, well i have a REALLY cheapo bass, and i'm rather ashamed of it. It's a *shudder* Rogue 4-string, well, anyway, i'm only 16, and i have aout $20 to my name, so don't tell me to go and buy a new bass. I just want to know some things i can CHEAPLY do to make this one sound better. (btw i have a decent amp Hartke 15" kickback) anyway, It's a 4 string, i like to keep the action as low as possible, maybe i'm wrong about that... also, i'm looking for a good funk, slap/poping, setup, so i dont' really know what's right... Also, the strings seem really tense, should i try to adjust the truss rod somehow, to loosen them up? i know one major problem with this bass, is that the strings are only 14mm appart, which is bad, but... i have to live with it. Also is there anything to do with the nut, should i maybe file it down? i can put A LITTLE money into this bass, but not much. well, anyway, thanks for any help.