I am setting up my bass by myself (since I dont have enough money to take it to the shop and my parents wont spend any money on me), and I've never done this before. I already know the basics, plus a few tips I've learned from garywillis.com, bassplayer.com, and some posts on TB. I was wondering if anyone has some "secrets" that they use on their basses to make them play better or set up better. If so, please share them with me as I am new to this kind of thing. Who knows? Maybe I'll become a luthier and start making basses for a living like Lakin or Sadowsky... well not really. Anyway, whatever advice or tricks you guys have to offer are much appreciated!