I've been playing for about 5 months now, with what I'd like to call higher than normal action.. I did go into Guitar Center and have my bass set-up, and it was around $60, the tech there said the frets were buzzing a bit on the 12th fret and in some other higher registers. Anyway, I am getting to really learn quite a lot on the bass.. but the problem I am having is playing fast runs/repetitive runs. I have tinkered with the action a bit, and it's fairly low right now but I've seen other setups that blow mine out of the park. I do get the fret buzz though on the higher frets if I lower it to much. I will not mess with the truss-rod though.. I refuse to do that without any guidance. I'm not looking to upgrade to a Fender for a little while yet so my Squier is going to have to make way for a while. Thanks so much, any help would be appreciated!