Hi all, Two weeks ago, I got the EHB1005MS I had on preorder and I think the truss rod is defective? I reached out to the dealer where I bought it, and they told me there have been more issues with this model than you'd expect from Ibanez, I'm wondering if anyone has the same issues I'm having. I'm also going to share some thoughts about why I like the bass, some issues I would change. Out of the box, the action was very low and even, but there was too much buzzing around the nut for my liking. The bass came with a generic user manual that didn't have any info on adjusting the bridge or truss rod for this model. The truss rod was completely maxed out when i tried to turn the wrench from the B towards the G string. Ultimately, I turned the truss rod the opposite direction, and it had the effect I wanted. Why would a new instrument have a truss rod that is adjustable in one direction? This is a major deal breaker for me, this bass is under warranty, but I don't like the idea of a brand new bass that requires truss rod surgery, so it's getting returned. (I bought it from Music Store Live and so far they have been amazing to deal with). Other than the major truss rod defect, I generally really like this bass. It plays well, sounds good, is very light, and fits into a guitar gigbag. The sweepable mid range really gives the bass a lot of tonal options, I am able to dial in decent jazz bass, p bass, and stringray sounds. I was surprised that I like the sound of the bartolinis when the bass is running passive. Really nice and highly figured fretboard. As far as I've found, there are no comparable multi-scale basses at this price range with so many "premium" features - multiscale, roasted maple neck, lumilays, headless, etc. There are a few design flaws that I've noticed. 1) The bass does not lay well when you play standing up with a strap and you can't really move the strap button to a better location because of the body carve to access the headless tuners makes the body very thin at the ideal strap button location, and just next to that, the input jack is in the way. 2) When you are sitting the face dots are completely covered by the B string. they might as well not be there. 3) Personally, I prefer a fatter/rounder neck. 4) the ramp that comes with this bass does not fit snug between the pickups so some of the finish underneath shows. Also, I don't think it's possible to get the action on this bass low enough for the ramp to be effective for your right hand. the ramp is made from a piece of wood that is very thin. the top of the pickups are higher than the ramp, but still far from the strings.