OK luthiers, My first bass was this Michael Kelly Dragonfly 5 string fretless that I still love. Now that I've owned a few other basses, I can see the MK has some problems, as follows: The neck appears to be bent disproportionately near the head. The curvature is generally pretty fair along the neck until roughly the 2nd or 3rd fret dot, where it bends upward toward the fingerboard at a steeper angle than the rest of the neck. I've tried to adjust the truss rod (counter clock appears to tighten, it's hard to tell), but I don't want to mess with that too much. It's resisting adjustment pretty sternly now, so I don't want to force it any further. I wish there were a torque rating on that truss rod. I just don't know how much force it should take to bend the neck. The bridge might be too high. It's hard to tell with that swoop in the end of the neck, but the action is very, very high past the 5th fret dot and almost unplayable past the 7th or 8th. Can the bridge be either lowered or maybe replaced with something more substantial than the cheap looking factory plastic bridge? Bridge pins don't always hold the strings in place. I'm hoping the cheap looking plastic pins that came with the instrument can be replaced with something sturdier, maybe with a bit more friction potential. Those pins like to slip out, especially the B-string pin that's trying to hold back a .115 flatwound. All in all, I love the sound this instrument produces both amplified and unamplified with the D'Addario flatwounds. Something in between an upright and a pure electric, but the super high action makes it harder to play than is necessary. Can these conditions be addressed, or is this just a cheap Chinese instrument that can't be/isn't worth saving?