Didn’t intent to write a novel, so skip the next paragraph to get to the actual question. I’ve mostly done my own set up over the decades. One bass that I played for years had a neck that required a truss rod adjustment a couple of times a year, and I used to occasionally change string types that required intonation adjustments as well. I’m taking my Carvin LB76 into the studio at the end of the month. I’m pretty excited, some pretty big names (Tony Levin for example) regularly record there. A good friend of mine recorded there as well when his band first got signed and it came out great. He now owns a small studio, so he’s a better judge than I am, and he thinks this place is top notch. Best part is that the engineer is a pro level bass player, so I’m looking forward to working with him. Both of my previous studio experiences were with an engineer who played keys. I’m thinking of having my bass set up professionally. I think I do a good job, but I really have nothing to compare my work to. The local music store is owned by a very experienced guitar tech who I trust will do a great job. He will only do the job if he can have the bass for at least four days because he’s busy and wants to be able to check it a day or so after adjusting the neck relief. He quoted my $65, which seems reasonable, but I’ve never paid for a set up before. I'm most likely going to do it, I would like the action set a little lower and don’t have the patience or time to do it myself. The only real issue I’m having is giving up my bass for a few days, it’s my only six string. So, I’m looking for some feedback on your experience with a professional set up. Was it worth the time and cost?