Hey hey all, I'm glad to be on board a *cough*REAL*cough* bass community forum site. I've been playing for a year and half now and you should see me in the limelight in a couple more. Enough of my cockiness.... I took Ashley apart and noticed that the dates don't correspond. A couple of questions I'd really appreciate any help with; What is that nickel sized hole there for? My neck says 4/20/01... Yet the body reads March 24th 1999 in black stamp, upside down it reads 05 1999 then 28 2000 in red stamp. Why is this? Was my body made then put to the side in 99? There's a small knot in the grain where the top horn is, and I was thinking maybe they were unsure of tossing it? Also I was wondering what the 4 extra screw holes are for in the neck pocket... assembly line? Thanks for the help, these questions have been plaguing me.