Yesterday, on a lark, I jacked up the string height (Dominants on a hybrid LaScala) on my bass on the break of a gig to about 9mm(G) and 12mm(E), and immediately, the drummer and pianist looked over and asked what just happened - they really liked the resulting pop, and I found that I had more control over the tempo habits of my bandmates immediately. It got me to thinking about when Dennis Irwin borrowed a bass from me to play a gig at the U with the Vanguard band, and he cranked the strings up so high that you could drive a semi between the board and strings....and sounded absolutely great. Of course, there has to be a point where the height is too much, where you start to cripple your left hand, etc. But I wonder if I haven't been erring on the side of caution up until now and keeping them low (usually about 6 and 9mm for the sake of LH facility. Maybe I should just play with them higher for a while and build up my LH technique instead. Just wondering if any of the rest of you lot have any stories about how you've settled on the string height that you ended up with.