I stopped at a Guitar Center on my way home after work last night to check out the new Fender basses. I'm so disappointed.... All the basses had too much neck relief. With the strings pressed down on the first and last fret there was enough space to fit my car keys in the relief. The saddles were way too high on top of that. So basically a Squier, Professional, American Original, 70's MIM, Geddy Lee, Elite, all played the same. Incredible there was no distinction. It's amazing what a good set up can do. Al these basses from 1,5 to 2k just felt real cheap in my hands. Oh well, on the bright side it detoured me from impulse buying. There is another Guitar Center in town that is the total opposite. Their basses are so well set up that makes you wanna buy every single one! lol What's your experience trying out basses at stores? are privately owned stores better than GC?