The longer I have my Euro 4, the more I appreciate how well my modified Fender Precision plays. I have had serious gas for a Spector for a long time. Their necks are a bit beefier than ideal (Heck, I love the skinny little neck on my Ric, if that tells you anything!), but the styling and those EMG's....Oh, baby! I finally ordered a Black Cherry Euro 4 last spring. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. When the bass finally arrived, I had trouble getting it setup to my liking. I couldn't get a low action without the clicks and buzzes. I kept comparing it to my '80 Fender Precision (refinished in burgundy, Hipshot D-tuner, Badass 2 bridge, SD Quarter pounder jazz bridge pickup), and in the playability department, the Spector kept coming up short. Now to be fair, that Precision had the entire neck planed, refretted, and refinished by my luthier a few years back - so it is flawless! (I've never played a P-bass with such an incredibly low, buzz-free action.) I finally had the same guy take a look at the Spector, and it had an initial problem with the neck not being "true" (uneven bow from side to side). I had him dress the frets, but he warned me that the only way to make it perfect would be to pull the frets, plane the board, then re-fret. He also said it would be a waste of time, since the bass is new, and the wood hasn't likely "cured" into it's eventual set shape yet. Anyway, although I love the looks and sound of the Spector, it was a bit of a disappointment to discover I already had a better playing bass hanging on the wall. Sure, it's big, heavy, and doesn't have the EMG sound, but it just feels "solid", for lack of a better word. Have any of you experienced a similar let down after purchasing the bass you THOUGHT would be "it", only to find you like your old standby just as well for other reasons? Don't get me wrong, I love the Spector. I only wish I could get it to feel like my old friend!