Like most people, I agree that the bass is pretty great. But that doesn't mean it's a 100% flawless package. So, skipping all the good stuff which has been described elsewhere, here are the problems with my brand new bass: * The bridge pickup wasn't actually screwed in. Yep, there are two screws in the ends, but they were just 'hanging' free, with the pickup up pretty high (and sounding good). But after changing strings, I needed to lower it a bit, and realized that I couldn't, because the four screws are too short. When I actually screw them in to the body just a tad, the PU is lowered a whole lot, (half centimeter?) and the PU is a lot quieter now. The PU volumes are way out of balance, and I have to adjust the amp volume when changing the selector position. I'm about to give the guitar a full setup, and I'll see how it is afterwards. * The case isn't useful for me. It's very cool at first blush — a pretty faithful rendition of a vintage Fender case. Great quality, etc. The problem is that it's heavy AF. Feels like it's about twice as heavy as the bass. Pretty much a real pain in the a** to carry around, especially with the plastic not-soft handle which digs into my hand. It's also so ornate and fine looking that I try not to scratch it, which is kinda dumb. So I'm going to buy a high quality gig bag — looking for something like what my Warwick German Corvette came with. The Roadrunner gig bag feels very high quality and it's super light. $60 or so. Kinda sucks that I need to buy something like that. * Fender included an instrument cable which doesn't work well with the bass. This is weird, but for sure: the included instrument cable is an odd thing. What 'pro' purchaser buying a bass like this won't have a cable? Anyhow, the 1/4" plugs on it don't seem to be standard size, like they're a little too small or something. Plugging one end into the bass, it's got a noticeable amount of play, and it makes the bass's jack seem like it's lose. Doesn't feel good like it's not making a good connection. My cables fit nice and snug like they should in a new jack. So I'm thinking they just included a cheap a** cable, and it'd be best to throw it away. So that's pretty much it, TBH. These negatives are pretty small potatoes, IMO. But I think it's good to get the info out there.