Lately, I've been struggling with string volume on a 4 string Jazz, which prompted me to open up this thread: http://www.talkbass.com/threads/im-...-volume-across-strings.1131201/#post-16900695 After some good advice, I didn't really fix the problem. So I decided to contact the manufacturer of the bass and ask them about the issue. They told me that they've never experienced an issue like that with this particular bass. So then I followed up and asked them how they setup these basses. The response I got was that the setup should be like this: Bridge Pickup - 4mm from pole-piece to bottom of E and G strings, A and D gets 5mm. Neck Pickup - 5mm from pole-piece to bottom of E and G strings, A and D gets 6mm. Well since I messed with the pickups so much (bass side is way lower than treble side for both), I'll need to start from scratch and do it right. I'm wondering how other people set up their Jazz bass. I'm starting off with both pickups as high as they go (towards the strings), and not sure what to do with the bridge saddles. I like my string height to be a bit lower than most. So how can I do this right? What are the steps that you all take when setting up a Jazz bass from scratch? I know right off that my pickups are too high because the strings touch them while I play. How much lower should they go for both bass and treble sides of each pickup? Then do I adjust the string height last or first? Also, does neck relief come into play here? The neck seems fine, but it definitely does affect string height to some degree.