I just received my Lakland yesterday. So far I'm impressed. There are a few cosmetic imperfections I wanted to verify with some of you Lakland owners to make sure it's not anything unusual with this model. First I noticed the pickups are not mounted in the center of their holes. They are kind of over to one side leaving a larger gap at the top than the bottom. Second, the string ferrules are a little rough around the edges and it looks like they sprayed the clear coat after installing the ferrules. Finnally, the neck mount screws are kind of in the same shape as the ferrules. Is this normal? Send some closeups of these parts of your bass if you don't mind.