#1
I have been playing on my Yamaha RBX170 for months now and I never adjusted my saddles so my strings were close to the fret board. I found the thing to adjust them with today and wow. I can play so much better and easier now. I used to have to really push down hard on my strings to make it sound good but now I hardly have to push on it at all.

I am still pretty new to playing bass but still, I feel like I got so much better after doing this. My playing has really been going a lot smoother than before. Just thought I would share.
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#2
yep that'll happen

I purposely raised my action for 6 months so that i built up that strength and then when i lowered it again it was like a massive jump forward in my ability