1 goyt 3 weeks ago Hello. Do you have any advice for buying a G5422T? I’ve played as many as I can find - 7 - but it’s impossible to compare because few shops have more than one (the chains that do refuse to take stock from their other shops); intonation is all over the place and pickup heights vary a lot.So much for UK retailers. A nearby chain got one black 5422 transferred for me, which I’d asked to be set up in advance so I could compare it to their orange one. They hadn’t bothered, so after a lot of waiting I compared the two.The sound was miles apart, no matter how the pickups were raised. The orange one sounded extremely Gretschey with that serrated attack, was really loud and trebly. (A bit too much for me, it was harder to get jazzier tones and the bass wasn’t as full as most I’d played.)The black one was much quieter and muffled by comparison. It sounded like a Streamliner or Epiphone archtop, but non-descript, none of that Gretschey serrated aliveness.It was a bit worrying that they could vary so much. Maybe I assumed Fender had standardised quality (I played a Squier Tele that cost £160 and felt better than an American Deluxe I owned).Any buying advice?