I'm just wondering what the talkbass crowd thinks about dead spots. For newbies a "dead spot" is a place on the neck that when played is more "dead" (less sustain). I've had a Fender MIM jazz fretless with a bad one at the fifth fret, a musicman stingray four with one at the sixth fret and now, everyone hold your breath.......... My new (pre-owned) Sadowsky that I just bought has one!!!! It's a Standard 5, ash body, quilt top, morado board, built in 97. It's got a pretty significant one at fret 6. I contacted Roger when I discovered it and got a pretty matter of fact answer that these just happen on 34" scale bolt-on basses and to try a fat finger. Are dead spots just something to be dealt with or can they be remedied? I e-mailed Roger tonight about changing out the neck for a 35" scale neck, don't know if that is an option or will help. What do others think about dead spots? Are there any remedies out there? Do I need to just suck it up and live with it or should my quest for the "perfect" bass continue?