Is there a company out that makes basses so well that no matter what, if you bought one used (or even new, sight unseen), it would be okay? I'd have to say Modulus is that company because in my experience, they are all perfect with the exception of maybe being in need of a setup or a new set of strings. Sadowsky (the 2 I've seen) are great, too, but I'm no authority. Fender, new or used, tend to USUALLY be in serious need of work. Warwicks are usually bad brand new, but they come from Germany and a neck adjustment takes care of it. What companies are so friggin awesome that you'll never see a bad piece (or at least the chance of seeing one is slim)?