Ok, OK This is prolly gonna sound pretty weak but, heres the story. Ive been playin a little Bass on my buddies Crestwood for a little over a month now, so keep in mind in very green and dont know squat bout this stuff. nonetheless ive fallen in love with playin and so i went and bought a Bass. An Ibanez EDB690 Ergodyne, one I ordered from the Musicians friend.com, one small detail i had really never considered was the fact id have to tune the darn thing, Now really i did realize id have to tune it but thought this would basically consist of turning the tuning machines untill the green light on the top of my amps chromatic tuner litup to the corresponding tone I wanted.---( i said this was gonna be weak before u started readin) any help would be much appreciated, Action--- the strings were very loose and the action basically came defaulted at its lowest setting it would go, I raised all the strings up a little. seems easy enuff to play still, but still have fret buzz, and one thing i have learned is that fret buzz--sucks. Not sure if the buzz is coming because of the action tho, surely the strings should not be higher then i already have them. Neck--- has adjustable truss rod, i never touched it and hope i dont have too. one thing puzzles me here tho, they say that when you replace strings you should do one at a time, to avoid removing the string tension from the neck, yet when i got the bass, the strings were loose as hell. Whats UP? Intonation---havent touched this either. Pickups--- Now here is where im really lost, and also where i suspect i may be getting my fret buzz. Im assuming the pickups (humbucklers?????) are the rectangular black pieces(hey, you were new once too) in the center of the body. these also came loose as a vegas whore, i tightend them down a little, tho have no idea if i went to far, or still need to go further. in truth ive no idea if i lowered the pickup or just a cover over the pickup. these had a thin plastic piece on them and did go down when i tightend tho, so i assume they are the magnetic pickup in question. I guess im looking for a standard sequence to setting my sound up. it actually sounds pretty good to me but it seems i have too muh fret buzz. mostly just at the top frets tho, like about 1-3. any input is appreciated. except for the guy who's gonna post-------" if ya dont know what the hell a pickup is ya might as well forget the whole damn thing!"