I dunno, its weird.... its only happened since it got cold.. (about 3 weeks ago).... I'm having a really hard time with my right hand (I'm left handed, so that is my fingering hand) sliding up and down the neck to the point where it is extremely hendering my performance... its almost as if my hands are sticky rubbing against sand paper.... I don't really know how to describe it, but I was wondering if anybody has the same experience, and knows how to fix it... even now as i'm typing my hand feels sticky on the keyboard, and before I started playing I washed my hands for at least 30 seconds... one of the weird things is, I play best when I have sweaty palms, my hand run very freely up and down the neck, and I always hit the note I inteded to hit.. but right now, I can barely make it (sliding up to) the 5th, its as if my hand is holding on to the string and I don't know how to fix it. it also happens on the back of the neck, its almost as if, if I had an unfininshed neck on my jazz than I'd be able to play it better. another odd thing is that it seems the frets might be uneven, cause I can slide up the neck (ingoreing my fingers sticking to the string) and my finger will stop in the wrong spot as if that fret is higher up than the last 5 or 6 I passed... please don't get me wrong, I don't feel I am an ingnorent bass player, I know i'm not as good as you, but I am not a beginner, this has only been happening recently, I've already got pretty good calouces (sp?) what also seems to help is if I put hand moisturizers on before I start playing. anyone else have this experience it? I know I wont be able to have sweaty palms all the time, so I want to figure out a way around this.. thanks.