Originally Posted by Misterwogan
I certainly don't mind doing maintenance over time, but this bass is just one month old. Is it too much to expect Fender to get it right in the factory?
This is a pretty common thing to see, especially here in Denver.
The climate here is dry as hell, and about 1/3 of the new Fenders I play that come here end up developing "fret sprout". It seems a bit more prevalant on satin finished MIA necks with maple boards, but I've even seen it on the MIA vintage reissues, and some MIJ & MIM basses as well, both maple and rosewood.
No biggie - a quick fret filing from your local repair man will cure the problem.