This bass arrived brand new at the Long & McQuade by my house about 6 weeks ago. Been hanging on the wall since, I've taken it down to play it a few times now. Yesterday I was in there drooling over it and remembered the threads about bubbles in the finish around the bridge. Took a look and guess what I found.. a big bubble with a smaller one running down a good portion of the bridge. So sad to see a brand new bass retailing for $2,450 here in Canada with a bubble in the finish, especially for something that otherwise both looks and sounds so great.