Hi all, Been a long-time reader here. First post. Really enjoy this forum and find all your discussions immensely interesting. Hope I am asking this in the right forum. About 20 years ago I decided I was going to take up the bass. I had a music background, having played baritone horn pretty seriously in high school. So bass clef and low-end instruments appeal to me. I hear the low-end in every song I hear first. Plus I was/am a huge fan of Steve Harris!!!...so there you go... So, in 1990 I bought a Peavey Fury bass. Practiced...sort've learned a bunch of songs. Got semi-proficient at it...could copy a bunch of old rock songs from the day. Loved it. But then family, work etc etc etc came along and it sat in it's case for about 15 years. Want to get back into it. Thought first thing to do would be to go have a good professional setup with my old Fury. Did that at a local music store...got it back and didn't think anything of it...but the darned thing is brutally hard to play. Very high action, lots of fret buzz. Then I started looking around at new basses. They are so much easier to play than mine it is not even funny. The difference was night and day. I am not good...I'll admit. But would watch videos and watch guys hands glide over the frets effortlessly and wonder why I couldn't do that. True...my technique needs work so not making excuses. But playing this blasted thing is so hard.... So my question is this....do I just need to spend more time/money with a proper setup. Or just pack it in and get a new one. I am not in a position where I want to invest a lot. I have spied Squier VM Precision Basses. My Fury looks a lot like a Fender p-bass I think. Loved the look of the Squier, hear great things about them. I don't know. Is my 1989 Fury better than what I could get in a new Squier? Or has bass technology improved such that my Fury is just obsolete. I don't want to change just to change. But there is no denying that even after a "professional setup" almost every new bass I have tried out the past couple weeks is infinitely easier to play than my old Fury. I am not even sure...is the old Fury line actually good? Did I just get a particularly bad "pro setup". Any thoughts would be welcome. Don't want to waste money, but don't want to spend time trying to work with a bass that is just darned hard to play.