In 20+ years of playing, have noticed that many basses from the Fender brand have issues with the E string. It can of course happen with other brands too, but I see a long line of basses with less sustain, dead spot character and less output at open E and the first two positions. I have noticed this in many 4 string MIA Jazzes (with or w/o Posiflex), as a consistent issue with Squier VM and CV, Gretsch hollowbodies, the pencil neck GeddyLee, older Five sting Jazzes etc. The list goes on and on, and is not caused by strings, rigs etc (Please, do not waste everyones time by posting counter"facts"; the phenomenon is real and frequent.) I have tried everything and anything, and these annoying mechanical characteristics shine through, just more or less. So! My question is, have you noticed this kind of issues in the 2008 and newer five string Fender basses as well? Those are very rare to find in a MI shop in Sweden, so I've had virtually zero chans to check it myself. All input is welcome! Edit: I am curious, as I might be trading my Jazz Bass Plus V (also suffering this issue) for a new(-ish) Fender Jazz V, but only if it does not suffer this problem!