Today, "me was so hawnnie" I hit some stores to try out basses for grins. Being in the Midwest, we don't have a plethora of high-end music stores, (Guitar Centers are pretty much the "currency of the realm"), so I was pretty much limited to Fenders. The point is - I tried out a load of new and used Fenders, more than any other brands, and must have gone through more than I can recall now to find "the one"........a worthy keeper. Some of the salespeople in the stores just gave up on me. But, to their credit, if I said the action stunk up the joint, they adjusted the bass for me, in most cases. I want to ask - what other brands have you found where all the available basses "are not created equal".......where some are just right and others seem like lemons ??? Some I tried seem like they were made on Friday afternoon just before quitting time.