I bought a brand new Fender MIA Jazz Bass V last month, and I was never really happy with the setup. The action seemed to high for my taste. Not as low as my Washburn was, but I decided to try it out a bit. Yesterday I got fed up with the action and went out and bought a 6" ruler with 1/32" and 1/64" increments and a hex wrench. I procedeed to www.mrgearhead.com web page to see the "standard" specs for my bass. After some measurements I saw that the action was typically 2/64" - 3/64" higher than the Fender spec. So I lowered the bridge saddles to Fender´s specs and voila! It feels so much better to play my bass now. I can´t belive how much difference 2/64" can make. No apparent buzz either! I see it now that I was more prone to mistakes with the higher action. I was concentrating more on pressing the strings down with sufficient force than on playing correctly Now with lower action, my bass playing will improve again and I will get more enjoyment out of playing my new Fender. Another thing I noticed, many people here on the board seem to think that lowering the action means tweaking the truss rod. I wasn´t quite sure myself until yesterday. Now I see that bridge saddles = action. I have been enlightened! /end of rant!