I must say that in the last few months I have been through 4 fender basses TRYING to find one that did'nt have some type of neck issue's that a new bass should'nt have,I'll explain. I started out with a Mex M.Hoppus bass(It was on sale for 299.00 )This bass had as many high fretts as it did level ones. So I returned it and got a Japanese G.Lee bass,and I thought for 500.00$ I could'nt go wrong,Well once again, NOT ! This bass had a neck that was like a rollar coaster at 6 FLAGS. Then I am forced to bring that one back and settle for the Sting bass(I know ,I know,SORRY )That one had some neck issue's as well(I'm batting 1000 )so back to the music store we go. Now I have a 60's re-issue jazz bass(mexico 699.00 $ on sale for 500.00$ )Now I was impressed with its actual quality,sound and appearnce,It was well made to say the least. Its made with the same parts as most of the U.S re-issues,and sounds exactly the same as one,BUT it has neck issues as well,it has a back-bow at the top 3 fretts on the treble side,so either I spring for a professional neck job(I said neck job) bring it back for my 5th bass,or get a expensive replacement or vintage neck from some custom shop. I am very disappointed in Fenders quality control,all of these basses were new arrival's at the store and not hanging around for ever,they came from the company like this,they cant blame it on anyone else but themselves . What gives ? I went through 2 different factories,and 3 different types of basses and a few types of woods as well,so there cant be any blame put on a perticular run of wood types or bass designs,There's no excuse except shoddy craftsmanship. My next bass up-grade will not be a new fender,If I even decide to stick with Fender at all it will be a bass all settled in aged,NO NEW FENDERS FOR THIS FORMER FENDER LOVER !