Now I think very seriously on buying an EDB, but the circustances are such that I may have to order it without having played it before... I know it's a wrong way, but I have no choice... And I would probably have problems with repudiating the order, if there will be something wrong with the instrument that comes. So... Here - http://www-eksl.cs.umass.edu/~schmill/reviews/bassa-l-index.html are some reviews on Ergodynes, both EDCs and EDBs. In 3 of 8 of them, reviewrs mention dead spots on the neck. One of the reviewers had to return his bass, this bad the issue was. So this looked a problem inherent to both series. OTOH, no one mentions this problem in Harmony Central user reviews (and there are quite a few). On the contrary, some reviewers note that the tone and volume are absolutely even all the way up the neck. Strange, isn't it? Maybe they at Ibanez have fixed it? So can someone please clarify the point, or just express their opinion or personal experience. It's very important for me.