I have often heard people saying that the basses Fender put out during the early '80s were of somewhat worse quality than the earlier and later ones. What's up with that? In what way were those years ('82 - '84, and such) particulary bad? Sure, Fender DID cut a lot of corners (single-ply white pickguards etc.), but I can't see how USA-made instruments from one of the worlds largest makers could be "sloppy" or "low quality". Do we have any owners of basses from this era, who could tell me some more?