I'm interested in knowing any tips people have with regards to setting up their bass. I'm sure we've all discovered various things (sometimes the hard way) that it would have been useful to know ahead of time. This particularly relates to things that those new to bass would benefit knowing. As for mine: if you have a Fender bass (or I image any with a similar headstock design), don't bother clipping off ANY of the top of a new A string when you're changing them. The first time I changed my strings I found many sites suggested measuring about two tuning post lengths past the one you're going to be wrapping around. This is fine for the E (as the post is very close to the nut) and the D and G strings as there's usually a string tree to keep a nice string angle from the nut to the post. However, if you clip the A down you may very well find that you can't get enough windings on to pull the string down far enough to get a decent angle from the nut to the post. This may result in a buzz when playing an open A. Wasted some strings making that mistake.