Stratus is word. Maybe you won't hear the oft-mentioned decaying fundamentals that Fenders and other bolt ons can have, but the frequencies of the notes and the dimensions of an electric bass guarantee there will be interference issues even with string through construction. Whether they are audible or not is really what's being debated here (aside from psychoacoustic and ear damage issues, I suspect ). How many of us can hear one or two missing partials out of maybe a dozen with audible artifacts? That's what you should get from each note on a perfect bass. Interference with higher note harmonics may not be consciously discerned, but I'd say it influences any bass' inherent tone as perceived by the player.