I have tried several searches, maybe my question is too bassic. I am new to basses and am buying a factory brand new instrument. I have read lots of threads on truss rod tension, various settings of this and that, but these seem to be for customizing modifications and problem solving. My question is can one trust the factory to ship an instrument that is correctly assembled and generically well set up? Does the dealer have a part in this? I mean, for example, is there a standard truss rod setting for a given bass and can one check/verify it before judging the "quality" of the instrument or its performance? Thanks for your help.