No brands will be mentioned in this post no need for popcorn lol.I have read many posts at this site here,s a topic that really bothers me.You always read guys saying oh i owned one of those what a dog or the one i had had a 1/16th gap at at the neck joint or the pick ups were noisey bla bla bla.Do guys buy basses and then try them out? I don,t get it.Do your local music stores not let you try them out? I will not give any cash til i play the bass on stage. Before i even try it if i have interest first thing i do is look it over very closely for fit finish etc.. Giving your cash for a bass then later complaining is just plain stupid.I would love to hear from these people who complain about the gap their bass has at the neck joint please explain how this happens did you not look at the bass before you paid for it?