Hi all, first time post here but long time MM guitar(s) owner. I bought a new Axis last August (Yucatan), and the frets are smooth as silk and the trem bar is able to swing freely. It plays like a dream and performs exactly as I want it to. Today another new Axis arrived, as The Music Zoo had a quilt purple exclusive I had to have, as it's my fav Axis color. This one plays nice, but the fret edges feel like they weren't rounded off enough and no matter what I do, the trem bar is stiff as can be. The volume knob is also stiff as a board compared to my Yucatan one, but perhaps that'll loosen over time? In short, I'm not immediately bonding with this one like I did the Yucatan, other than the color is stunning. I also have an '09 that is silky smooth like the Yucatan, but I didn't buy it new, so I don't if was "broken in" by the time I got it? Again, I can see the volume knob loosening up, not sure about the trem bar, but I'm I wrong in thinking the stainless frets are now what they'll be after hours of playing? Any help or advice would be so greatly appreciated.