Hello, I picked up an American Standard Preciscion I had on layaway at GC yesterday. I had played it in the store but you know what that can be like: You really can't concentrate on what you're doing when you have a guy trying hard to blow the speaker out of a bass amp to your left, a guy right behind you demonstrating how not to play guitar and doing it very loudly, and three salesmen knife fighting over the opportunity to sell you something like sharks smelling blood somehow they seem to know you have money in your wallet. The guy I actually wanted to buy it from, who spent some time with me and had bought stuff from before, got shafted out of the sale because the sales manager had handed me a cord and said that made me "his" customer. I hate that cr@p. Anyway I came in and paid it off. I thought it was strange it took the samesman nearly thirty minutes getting my bass. That made me a little suspiscious, and irritatted. Every now and again I would see him and he would say something like; "Just looking for the case..." I suppose they could just be super disorganised. So he pulls the bass out and sticks a wrench in the neck slot and adjusts it in a very quick and unscientific way. Maybe thats normal. I've never seen anybody do that before. I could be mistaken but that just didn't strike me as right. Maybe in reality it was an example of good customer service and I'm misreading it. I don't know. By the time I was ready to go a rediculous amount of time had passed, I was beat and just wanted to get out of there. So I take the bass and go home. I open the case and find it has been damaged. It had been dropped or something and actually has some of the paint knocked off the back. I got a good price on it but I bought it as new and nothing was ever said to me about damage. So now I need to return it today and after all that I'm a little apprehensive about what is going to happen. I'm considering calling corporate and complaining before bringing it back. So thats the GC experience part. I had the opportunity to play it a little in the peace and solitude of my home. In the store the string spacing between the Preciscion and the Jazz just seemed to be inconsequential but playing at home the feel really is significantly different. I have been playing a jazz bass for years and am used to the neck. I recently figured out the solo section to Lemon Song and there are numerous licks were I would normaly use one finger across two or more strings. I found this to be ackward with the wider string spacing. I was wondering, for those who are long time Preciscion players, do you just get used to it or do you modify your technique for the instrument? Thanks!