I've described setup issues with my new bass in my "L-1500 arrives" thread, and even though the action is minimally higher than on my Fenders it feels like a big difference. I studied Fender's setup guide, which recommends slightly higher action for basses with 7.5" fretboard radii like my #6 neck. I then noticed that my DiPinto Belvedere has the lowest action of all my basses -- with nearly zero buzzing -- and it appears to have the flattest radius. (It probably helps that I get it set up at Chris DiPinto's shop. ) So I'm developing buyer's remorse about the #6 neck, thinking I should have gone with the #8 and its 12" radius, which probably allows lower action. I doubt my dealer will allow an exchange on a special order, or that G&L would allow a neck swap so I could get a #8. (But I may inquire about both.) Thus the question: Are there any special tricks to getting low action on the #6 neck? I think the real problem is lack of fretboard "fall-away" at the high frets, which my Fender necks seem to have. This makes me think a dressing of the upper octave frets might be required. I've read that some players routinely spend $150 for a thorough makeover of new basses including fret work, and maybe this is why.