I found a used black Peavey Fury on CL the other day for $75.00. Read all kinds of positive comments here in the forums about these basses, about their P-like tone, etc. So I decided to spring for it, being so inexpensive as it was. I met the seller on a discount store parking lot. Gave her the money (it was her ex's bass; he left it behind and wasn't coming back), and briefly looked it over. Seemed to be in pretty decent shape. It had a few scratches, and some very small areas of missing paint on the near-bottom side. And she gave me a gig bag with it. Took it home, plugged it in and the tone pot is scratchy. I wasn't too worried about that, since it either needs cleaning or replaced, which isn't too expensive. There is a very small chunk of wood missing out of the fretboard on the 13th fret but does not hinder playing it. But the strings are too close to the pickups and feels uncomfortable to play. The tone is awesome, though! But....it just has a cheap feel to it, compared to my two other basses, a Fender MIM Standard Jazz Bass and a Yamaha BB300. I realize that the Peavey Fury is an "entry level" bass guitar, and, yes, it's not going to compare to a more expensive MIM Standard J Bass, IMHO. Since the strings are too close to the pickups it probably just needs to be set up properly, I'm guessing, and this is something I'm not comfortable doing myself. Or is this just the way the bass is since it's so cheap? Should I spend the money for a good set up and pot replacement (if it needs to be replaced and not just cleaned) or is it not worth it?