I heard it can be it or miss with the MIM basses....but GEEZ! I just picked up a Fender Standard Jazz over the weekend (my first four string in 15 years!) at a Sam Ash here in Florida. Metallic Green, nice looking bass and nice sounding, punchy as hell. I was having fun slapping on this thing after doing it on a 5 for all these years. Well, I should have played the bass more in the store, when I took it home I noticed some bad things. Notes on the D and G string were fretting out way up high (19th fret and higher). The string was hitting the fret after it, so all I got is a twang-buzz thing. I tweeked the neck (I like low action) and the rest of the bass playing great. But try to solo up high...arggg. Those high frets really are not effected by the neck bow since they are so close to the body of the bass. Do I live with it, raise the action or bring it back? Well I took it back to the store and the sales guy who hooked me up said lets try another one. So he got a nice tobacco-burst right out of a new box....BAD. Same problem. Bass two, a metalic Blue one out of the box.....BAD. Same problem but even worse. Bass three, another blue one.....BAD. Again same problem! Oh well, I like the bass enought that I decided to keep it, but see if the tech there can try to fix it. I think if those problem frets are shaved down a bit, it should be playable. I see when I get it back. As far as fret buzz I guess I am spoiled with my Alembic and Carvin. So has anyone else suffered this with the MIM Jazzes?