I'm planing to purchase a new bass, a cheaper one. I've played about for half a year, and my first bass is Fender Jazz. But now, as I have to commute between two apartements, I've found that I need another one, so as to minimise execessive hassling. I've been comparing Yamaha RBX374 and Ibanez something, can't remember the type, but about the same price level. But the problem with the Ibanez was that the frets were awfully rough hurting my hand. They only got one Ibanez, so I couldn't compare. So, could someone tell me if this is a typical problem for cheaper Ibanez or was it only bad luck. Thanks!