TB' ers please enlighten me. I own two Fender basses (HW 1 Jazz and a MIM jazz). Both were purchased online used. I guess I was lucky in that my HW 1 jazz feels, sounds and plays great. My MIM jazz on the other hand is another story ( dead spots on the neck, noisy pickups from hell). I have read countless posts from users who have had alot of quality control issues with Fender lower end and mid level basses. Is Fender the only company with these problems? It sounds as though you have to try at least five or six in the shops before hopefully stumbling on a good one. Do other companies suffer from the same problems or is this a Fender thing?