Well here is the story! I own a peacock blue usa bolt on 5 string! This bass is my baby! Well i me and my band had a string of gigs up north around the chicago area. The frett job on this bass always needed a little work but after bieng up there in that dry cold air the wood shrunk up just enough to allow these horrible sharp frett point to pop out! When i knew i had a problem was one night during a gig we were doing one of r only cover tunes it was dave mathews 41. If anyone has ever learned this song correctly they will relize how much sliding goes one! It felt like i was sliding my hand up and down a saw! But as most bass player r the show MUST go on! Also most of the songs we do r played on a 5 and my other bass waas a warwick 4. So after i got back home i called spector and they said take it to a local authorized dealer to get it worked on. One store was a small hole in the wall and they never seen a high end spector. And what they had on the walls were just crappy old starter basses. So i decided then i wasnt letting those rednecks touch my bass. Then the other store just came out and told me that they didnt want to try it because it was too nice of a bass! So my only option is to send her packing for new york to be touched up by the pros at spector! This is the better plan i relize but man its gonna suck so bad not having her~ anyone else had this problem with a bass?