I wandered into my fav guitar store today and they had this Fender "Zone Bass." Played really nice, thin neck, light weight, great sound I thought. Supposedly they're made in Fender's factory in Mexico... cheap labor so you get a decent instrument for under $500. I dunno, but it played and sounded pretty good for the price-- just had the "feel" --pick it up and go with it, if you know what i mean. What do you think?