Hi! New to the forums, and new to bass playing. I bought a cheap bass oneline to get started. A 5 string fretless Harley Benton ( http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_hbb500fltbk_5string_fretless_ebass.htm ). I guess it is a somewhat odd choice for a beginner but I play a 5 string Ergo Instruments cello usually and wanted something less cumbersome to sit back in the sofa an play with. I don't know much about basses but I wonder if the string height on my instrument is not a bit too high. I used a ruler to measure at the nut and it is about 2mm on both treble and bass side. When I play it feels like I have to push the strings so far to get them in contact with the neck. Much further than on the cello and my thought was that they should be somewhat similar in that respect. I did some searches on the forum but found no good answer to my question, so I ask: Is my string height too high? Or is it something that I just should get used to since it is different on basses? If I want to lower it, how should I go about doing so? Is it an expensive to have the guys at my local guitar-store do it for me? Also I consider changing the strings, remove the low B-string, and add a high C or something like that. Then the grooves in the nut would become a bit too wide. So if I have one thing fixed, should I do the other at the same time?