I just spent an hour or so yesterday with a Samick Fairlane. Made in Indonesia. I was doing a favor for a friend. I put a new set of strings on it and did the best set up I could manage. While the truss rod turned, I wasn’t seeing the reaction I was hoping for. I wanted a bit more relief, and it wasn’t real cooperative. I noticed the headstock is attached to the neck with a scarf joint. Maybe the rod got glued, maybe I’ll need to revisit. But it’s not my bass, so I wasn’t about to get very aggressive. Electronics were serviceable, but not impressive. A little ground noise, but nothing outrageous for cheap single coils. Bridge was cheap, but I dialed in a decent setup and intonation was easy. A couple high frets way up the neck, but the “money notes” are all fine. This bass lists for $199.00 new retail price. It belonged to a high school kid. I wish I’d gotten to set it up years ago when the kid had it. The action was horrible. It couldn’t have been any fun to play. With new strings and a set up, it actually plays pretty well. Huge difference with just a little work. Lighter strings, a slight neck shim and a better bridge would do wonders. (If the neck doesn’t backbow, and the truss rod works) As it is, the neck is better than I expected. Very little relief, but the fretwork is ok. Pretty impressive at the price point. If your truss rod responds to adjustment, this would be a cool little project bass. New pups, maybe a bridge, and new wiring.