Some years back I had an incident travelling with the bug. The SKB case it travels in was heavilly damaged on end of the headstock. It looked like some big heavy thing just slammed into it. The bass was still in one piece just had a small crack at the shoulder. SKB replaced the case and I took the bass to a guitar luthier who repaired the crack. The luthier didn't do any other repairs, just the crack. Since then I don't think it's been 100%. I'm wondering if such an impact from the headstock end could make the rod bend a bit? Since it happened the small silver button that goes where the allen key screw is won't stay there. This happened lots of years ago and I've stopped travelling for years now too and use a regular bass for gigs and practice..but I can't stop..and haven't stopped thinking about the bass and what happened. I wish I'd been more with it at the time because the instrument was insured and Azola basses were still in business at the time. It would be nice to get this instrument back to 100% but I don't know who could even repair it.