short story shorter, G string now rides even with the others and closer to the board instead of a 1/6th'' (or more...) higher and the low D is still sweet after merely trading saddle barrels. but the barrels are identical!!!, all 4 are the same in every way, and those two were flush on the plate cos I'd prefer even lower action, why would it have made any difference? the odd sky high G was one the issues facing the maximization this fabulous but imperfect bass I snagged off CL, now this lightweight nat. ash beauty is closer to the joyful player it can really be. but I have no idea why my belated epiphany actually paid off, and so perfectly! the A and low D still ride high in the nut instead of virtually on the board like the G and D, the action will always be a tad higher than preferred, and the electronics are way noisy in need of a serious fix, but yet the little options on sound she gives up are absolutely yummy. a truly deserving project, I'd luv to find a fretted blonde T-20 to compliment this rosewood boarded tone monster, fortunately I have a cool old PJ 4 string Cort with a maple board coming which looks equally solid.