A few days ago my el cheapo bass guitar bit the dust. Something to do with the electronics so i get no sound now. I took it to the semi local music store, left it with the guy saying I wanted it to make sound again. The other plan was he would call me about what needed to be done and when it would be ready. A few days later, I still haven't heard from him, but I'm in town and deceid to stop in. He tells me to come back In an hour and he'll have the bass back from the shop (the one I hadn't known it was going to. I had gotten the impression repairs were done on the premises). An hour later I come and pick up the bass and he tells me that they didn't have the tools to fix the electronic issues and I would have to take it to another shop. What they did do was tweek the truss rod and action and charge me 30 bucks for it. Is this accepted practice to not fix the real problem but minor ones when you are unable to fix the big one? The truss rod and action weren't that bad and, as this was becoming my second bass, I would have likely adjusted those myself. So as it is, I have a unplayable bass with wonderful action and 30 dollers less.