Whenever I get a new bass, install new P pickups, or change string gauges (just recently did all of these), it always takes me a month to get the heights set to where the notes all have equal amounts of volume and oomph. Until then, I find myself adjusting the heights during breaks in the action on gigs until I get it just right. The process ends up taking me about a month to get the pickups just right. I start with the typical pickup heights Fender ships their basses with, but it never works out quite right. So what am I missing here? What am I doing wrong to make this such a long process? What can I do to shorten it? Any tricks of the trade anyone would like to share?