after buying hundreds of guit fiddles. I have only once had a dead spot on a Warmouth partcaster. Not sure why you would ask about dead spots. I never have. I also rarely see sellers pitch no dead spots. Maybe you have had some weak lumber Squire affinities or something where you told yourself you will always ask about such a phenomenon? There are slight twists in necks out there. I have seen a lot of non parallel relief bows...meaning.. Looking down the treble side and then the bass side of the neck on a steep angle from the top. Some guitar fretboards do not have the relief curve at the 5th or 7th fret matched perfectly on both sides.