Mmhmm... I've been playing 2 years now and I only played my first MIA Fender the other day after spotting an unusual bargain in a local music shop. I just can't contain my joy... It was literally the perfect bass. Beautiful looks, beautiful sound and feel, and not a bad price at all. I've spent the last few days in school constantly drawing pictures of this baby, and with any luck I'll be negotiating a trade with the shop owner on Friday (Hopefully my Traben, hardcase, £150 and a fuzz pedal) What I want to know though is why I've ignored Fender for so long. I've looked at just about every other major manufacturer, but in my mind I saw Fender as a no-go. Does anyone else find this? That they would never consider a Fender until they actually played one?