Hey i just thought i would brieng this thought and warning out for any one that is about to buy a high ender from a music store. I went into a local music store that had a very nice warwick thumb that they must have had for years or somthing! It was still new and with a new price but they have never taken care of it! I dont think it was ever waxed or oiled! The bass was dry but i dont there was any bad effects from the body from this! But the neck was so dry it kinda felt lumpy! I do know that warwicks have a natural feel to them cause i own 2 of them but this was like bumpy. The neck was so dry that the wood had shrunk up and the frets were out enough to send ya to the hospital if ya played it. So please make sure the neck feels good when ya go to a music store! I wonder if ya could even get a neck like that back to normal!? I really felt sorry for this bass so i asked for a very low amount for it and they laughed and said the bass was fine!