Tried an Olympic White P/J Mustang today. Nice fit and finish apart from the the black shielding paint which had crept onto the front of the bass from the J pickup cavity. Plugged it in, noticed that when the volume knob was at anything less than maximum the tone control had the unfortunate effect of reducing output. And I'm not talking 10%, I'm talking 75%. Told the clerk, he set me up with another one (finish was fine), same thing again. Is that just something that happens on these basses? Seems unacceptable to me.