played a new mia that just didnt sound right. took the plate off and the wires to the jack was cold soldered. loose as can be. played another new mia today and hey the bridge pick up didnt work. i didnt take this one apart, just gave it to the manager there. $1000.+ for these bases and there is problems...with a brand new out of the box bass. what gives mia people? did the quality control people get laid off? nuthin against fender i still love my geddy.