I have been searching for a more confortable bass (lower action, softer feeling, easy/fast playing) than what I've got. Sold my Schecter Stiletto Elite 5, not only because I preferred a more Fendery sound, but because it was just too hard to play. It was a 35" with a neck-thru-body that happened to be difficult to properly adjust. No wonder it was a "super special sale" from a tiny shop... While I find a better fit for my needs under a grand, I'm playing a Squier Vintage Modified PJ that I like a lot (for which I paid pennies ;p). But playing some of my teacher's instruments I can say my Squier is, although not bad, definitely harder to play (as espected). I understand changing the sound of it is another story but: can a luthier do anything to an already well set-up instrument (the Squier VM) to make it softer to play?