Re: Need new Bass, Have about $550...Advice needed

"John Bigboote" <bigboote@xxxxxxx> wrote in message

"None played worth crap" sounds like a set-up issue. If you buy a boutique
bass, chances are the luthier who worked on it spent some time setting it
up before it went in the box. A mass-produced bass, from Fender or any
other company, only gets a cursury set-up before getting shipped to the
dealer, and usually only gets tuned before going on the wall.

Which is sad. Do you ever notice how much free time guys in the music stores
have, especially in the smaller stores? Without even touching the truss rod
you can do several things to make thing more playable in just a few minutes.
Why don't they? Anybody know?