Wow. Bummed, and pissed. First, it comes with a full size gig bag. Really? But this gets better. I open it and at first, unplugged feel I'm a little "iffy." The frets are sharp. Not razor I'm gonna cut my finger off sharp, but definitely unlike my MIM or other basses. I'm willing to possibly live with it though. I plug it in... Neck pickup - nothing. Nada. Zilch. Its dead. Bridge pickup, sounds good. Hard to compare with my MIM cuz the strings are pretty dead on that, but I think its got a little more oomph. I'm on hold now waiting for a return authorization. I'm doing an exchange, but I'm very much on the fence. I used to hate Fender for heir quality control. I spent 10 years ragging on them bigtime. And then I got lucky for a handful of basses. Are we going backwards now? What's with the quality control? To be honest I can almost understand the dead pickup, things happen - but the gigbag? They couldn't pack it with a gigbag that fits the bass? That's just plain wrong, IMO. As I'm writing this I'm questioning now whether or not I just want to return it... I'm not a happy guy. If anyone else got one of these yet I'd like to hear other experiences and opinions.