I have been having problems with my American P. I am from Eastern Europe and good basses here are in short supply. Mine is a 50th Anniversary Standard P and I was very happy when I got it (for $950, isn't that crazy) but a year has passed and I am noticing weird things. First of all there is a dead spot on the 7 fret G string, then there is another problem fret 5 on the same string where the note has weird sustain. I don't know what you call that. But I can live with those as I don't really play that high anyway. The main problem is this: when I tune an open E (4th string) using a tuner, the note is perfect. But when I play a fretted G (3rd fret) or an A on the same string - they are sharp!!! I order to get them perfect I need to tune down the E string and then open E is a bit off. So this is what I think: 1. Intonation problem - checked it several times, it's perfect, at least according to the tuner. 2. Bad strings? I just got a set of EB strings and they seemed to die real quick. Maybe it's the strings? I started noticing this problem when I put them on. 3. I have also adjusted truss rod several times when I installed new strings. It was hard to adjust it at first because it wouldn't move. Then I screwed up and untightened it all the way and I had to tighten it all the way back. Could I have screwed something up? Does it sound like a snapped trussrod? Please help me because I am lost.