Here's a longshot that I know is going to get alot of shrugs and rolling of the eyes, but here goes... I recently started a thread asking about the best way to store a neck while detached for a refin. My main worry (an over complicated non-issue, as pointed out by some) was that the neck would somehow warp during storage as I refin'd the body. It was a pleasant surprise that after reattaching the neck and setting my bass up, that my action and relief were absolutely perfect for my preferences. The playability is superb and I don't think I could get it much better if I tried. While I have been setting up my own basses for the last 8 yrs or so, I still find it to be a bit of a meticulous and redundant pain in the rear and a big time consumer. I like to set and forget while at the same time, I'm a little anal regarding how my ears correspond to what my fingers are feeling (insert joke here). So the time will soon come where I will settle on a final color for my bass. I shot a coat of ReRanch fiesta red (the bass's original color) to kind of seal the raw wood until I could purchase the paint I decided on: View attachment 354009 As can be observed, I got a bit sand happy and ended up with my own version of a Roadworn. I kind of like it, but I'm not a relic type and have been longing for some classic DuPont pastel blue for a long time, namely Sonic Blue or Surf Green. My question is as follows: Since I am completely smitten with my current setup and unreasonably afraid of losing it during the next refin, what's the best way to maintain the setup while I re-spray? Should I just measure, measure and measure the saddle height and string height? Should I mark the spot where my truss is currently set with a pencil? Playability is super important to me. It's currently my only bass and I feel like if I start pulling crap apart, I'm going to lose the beautiful setup I just so happened to stumble upon. It's really crazy how over the top I am concerning the setup on this bass, considering how many I've done and how second nature it has become, but it is what it is. Any help aside from "you're worrying too much" would be great...unless I'm worrying too much!