I finally broke down and got a professional setup on my American Deluxe Jazz. It was already a very nice bass but now this bass is smokin'! It's hard to believe that it sounded good with the poor setups that I was doing on it. Now it's so easy to play and the tone just knocks me out. You know what I'm going to do next? I'm going to get me a used Squier. For what reason you ask? I've got to get better at setups and I'd much rather experiment on an inexpensive piece than my better stuff. Not that an MIA Jazz is terribly expensive now. I've got some real good books regarding guitar maintenance but I'm just a little apprehensive about applying what I've learned on the current basses that I own. A Squier or some other inexpensive bass may be the best learning tool that I can get my hands on. Especially if I can get one at $100.00 or less. Does this approach make sense to anyone else?