Going to ask the gallery for an answer to a riddle --- Assume my skill level on playing the bass is high to very high -- I'm now in my 26th year of 4-stringing.... I own a '90 MIA P-Bass that I've had since new. I've discovered in the last few years that (no surprise) other basses are much easier to play. I didn't know any better as I had crappy basses early on and then this was my only bass from 1990-2002. Lower action, better string feel... including some cheapie basses that I wouldn't quite have expected to be well playable. The dilemma is that it seems like MOST basses are easier than my P-Bass to play. They don't SOUND better, but they are a helluva lot easier -- my P demands I yank the strings hard, the action is high. left hand doesn't move nearly as well -- I used to be happy with it because I really didn't know any better but I'm getting more and more distressed about it... On advice, I took the P to <insert store name in Knoxville, TN that has the rep as the 'players' music store that I've had good dealings with> to have them set it up for me. It came back, well, kind of feeling just like it did - high action, hard to play - ***? I'm now REALLY unhappy. Is this just... the way it is? SO, bass experts, what the hell do I do now? Is it just that P basses are really tough to play and I've been in the dark about it all this time? Is the damn thing set up wrong even after "being set up" by the local luthier/guitar repairist? It's getting to the point where despite having owned this bass for 17 years I'm thinking of just putting it in storage and never playing it again. HELP!