I'm going to reply on this wood selection thing for a second time. No argument that quartersawn is the best option, but.... Please name for me some basses in the sub $1000 market that use quartersawn necks. O.k. How about sub $2000? That said, Both of the SX basses I've owned have had very stable necks. Well with in the expectations of any new mass produced bass. Both rarely need adjustment, and I live in New England with 4 distinct seasons, and keep the action set at 5/64" at the 12th fret. It'll go lower, but that's where I like it.