Please don't respond by telling me to search for similar threads. This is a little different. I went to guitar center to try out some basses, and with all of them, even after adjustment by the staff, had too high action for me. One bass i really liked (Ibanez SR800) was near perfect for my tastes, but the action was a bit too high. The worker said lowering it further would degrade sound quality (fretbuzz)... All the fenders I tried were kinda the same... How low can you go? On a fender? On an ibanez? out of all basses you've played? How much of the sound depends on proper truss rod adjustment? I have tendonitis and am looking for really ease to play basses...any suggestions? Could strings have something to do with this? Help me out!