... And not in a good way. I noticed a Dean Sledgehammer during a spot of bass browsing the other day, I've always been attracted to these odd little basses so picked one up to give it a spin. Before plugging in I gave it a quick once over like you do and was shocked at the workmanship on the body of the bass - the pickup cavity looked as if it had been cut with a hammer and chisel! The edges were rough and uneven and there were frequently considerable gaps I could have wedged a pick into. Also, the edges of the cavity were so rough I could see raised splinters. The bass had a tag hanging from the neck confirming that it had had a full inspection before leaving the factory, so what's the deal here? I know you can expect the odd slight imperfection here and there but this was incredibly bad. Are Dean known for this level of 'quality'? I've always liked the look of their instruments, but as a first look in person, this has left a bad taste.