The E string on my new bass has a really bad chorus/harmonic sound when fretted. Open E sounds cool, but I notice the sound at the third fret and it gets worse as you go up the neck. It's bad at the 12th fret. The string is 7/64'' from the closest pickup pole. Happens no matter which pickup is solo'd. I'm not sure if this makes a difference or not, the E string bridge saddle sits farther forward than most. I changed the string for another and no change in intonation and no difference in the offending tone.