I'm very fortunate to have owned a nice assortment of basses, and I've had a chance to use a bunch more on loan or otherwise. One thing I've noticed that I was curious about is that I find vintage-style instruments to have "different" action than some of the more modern instruments I've used. All of these instruments are really nice, and I can't say that any of them play badly at all, but I generally have preferred the action of "modern" instruments - by that I mean I was able to get lower action without buzz and it's is easier for me to play. Obviously setup, etc. have a lot to do with, so I'm limiting my comments only to basses I've actually owned and adjusted (or had professionally adjusted). To illustrate my point, here are instruments that I found to have action that I liked: * Pedulla Rapture J2 * Modulus VJ and Flea * Zon Sonus And here are some instruments on which I couldn't ever really get action I was really happy with. * Fender Deluxe J, FMT * Mike Lull VJ4 * Sadowsky VJ4 Interestingly, I've always been happy with the action on Stingrays (is that vintage?) Is it vintage J's I have trouble with? Any comments? Any similar experiences or insights?