I just picked up a new american deluxe zone bass from fender and I almost crapped my pants. It's beautiful and plays very very nicely. almost everything about it is awesome. the only real bummer is the bad smell of it. im not too sure what it is but i am sure that i hope it goes away soon. anyways i was wondering if anyone out there has one of these basses and could maybe compare it with some other similar basses in the same price range. It might be a heap of crap for all i know, because the only other bass i have is a Squier. It may just seem awesome to me because it is way better than my old squier. Any inpute on what you guys think about these basses would be really appreciated.