You may have seen a recent thread of mine entitled: "Went shopping for a Fender...came home with a Spector". In case you didn't read it, you missed the interesting "twist" ---the new title would read: "Went shopping for a Fender...came home with a Spector...returned the Spector....came home with a Fender"....a Geddy Lee to be exact... The story in a nutshell is that I wanted to compare the Mex, highway 1 and american jazzes, so I went to GC---hey, it's close to where I work.... Rarely do they carry a Geddy Lee and lo and behold they have one...albeit with a horrible setup and a missing knob Nonetheless, it played well all things considered, but I spotted a Spector Rebop 5 for $499.00...I've been wanting 5 in my arsenal and couldn't resist at that price. However, after playing it that evening i remembered why I ditched my MTD 535 and Elrick 5....fivers may be cool but they just don't feel like home...you know what I mean? I took the Spector back the next morning and they were willing to swap it for the Geddy Lee for the same $499...sounded like a deal to me (they cannibalized another Fender to replace the missing knob). Even with the poor setup I couldn't put that sucker down last night....man, it was so much pure fun to play!!! I'm getting better at setups but I want this thing in top playing condition so my wife (bless her heart!) is dropping off the Geddy with my tech for a setup...plus with some of what I've read about neck issues I thought I'd have that checked out just in case anything is apparent now... I've heard some complaints about the tuners but they're far more substantial than I would have suspected. I'm interested in any mods you guys may have done and the reasons for them, along with you preferences as to strings, etc....anything that has, in your opinion, helped to enhance what already is a simply amazing bass for the money. Thanks!