I've been playing guitar for years and recently switched to bass...which means I've been scouting local stores trying to get up to speed on whats available these days. Its kinda shocking really how many basses over $800 have no set-up at all in the factory!!! The most surprising thing was picking up a Squier re-issue and finding that it plays and sounds almost as good as a Stingray, at least until its plugged in. Huh???