So, you've spent a big chunk of money and bought a bass that you really, really like -- great tone, wonderful neck, etc., except for one problem: a dead spot at the 5th fret (C) of the G string. Setup and string changes won't fix it, so it seems like you've got 3 options: 1. Do your best to live with and work around the dead spot, recognizing that lots of great basses have dead spots and that listeners won't hear it the way you do. 2. Add weight (via one contraption or another) to the headstock and hopefully move the dead spot to a less important location (e.g., above the 12th fret). 3. Sell the bass and find another without the dead spot. I'm really curious what people advise in this circumstance. A few days ago I thought I had finally found the bass -- only to discover today that it has a #$%@ dead spot. I gigged with it tonight and it felt and sounded great -- though I could feel myself avoiding the B and C on the G string. I can still return the bass and get my money back -- but I'm really not sure whether that's the right thing to do.