I noticed people in Fender Japan thread who refuse to buy basswood basses. It is my opinion that wood can differ in tone. I also believe basswood does have a tendency to hollow out the mids if loaded with certain pickups, but that pickups with more prominent mids can mitigate the issue. In fact, I have decided to take a Squier basswood body and have a custom neck built for it because using the Squier gets me closer to what I envision for my custom bass cheaper, despite the tonal shortcomings of basswood (which I feel the stock Vintage Modified P/J pickups make up for). Is basswood a problem for you? Do you notice the difference? Is it a deal breaker?