Originally Posted by LowEndWooly
interesting.. I knew they were not completed, but I thought it was just like screwing the neck on and throwing the hardware and pups/preamp on. Is that difficult?
It can be close, but not necessarily all. They offer to install and cut the nut, and install the frets and so forth but that doesn't guarantee a bass that plays correctly with just bolting it together and installing the hardware. Now, it *can* go down like that, but they don't PLEK or setup the instrument and do a per-instrument nut and fret job, and you'll have to shield the pickup/electronic cavities yourself, so there's going to be some extra elbow grease on top of the ordered product.
Not a ton, mind you, but if you're not comfortable doing it yourself, it might run you the cost of a new nut, fret job, setup, and electronics install from a tech ($~200+)