I feel like I am going to hurl........ Just got off the phone with JD Lewis of Warrior Instruments. With my new Warrior, apprantly the dual truss rods had been torqued to the max. They were as tight as they could have been. JD was loosening the truss rods as we were on the phone, and he had to give them both 6 half turns just to get them back to neutral. He said the wood was cracking and popping like crazy while he was letting the tension out. I have to call him back Wednesday morning to see what the neck has done in 36 hours, and what he can do to fix it. He said that he can fix it, but lord only knows what that is going to entail. On top of it all: He told me that for about $1000 more than what I paid for the bass, he would have built me a brand new one. AAARRRGGGHHHH. I really am just pissed off about this entire purchase right now. The guy who sold it to me obviously did not know what he was doing, and cranked those truss rods to the point that they were ready to pop out of the back of the neck. If I had known that the neck was going to have this many problems to it, I would have reevaluated the purchase. I really feel shafted in the keister right now, but am stuck. We went through an online escrow service, and I have already approved the sale of the bass, and the money has been sent to the seller. So, this instrument is mine, for better or worse. I just feel like if this guy had known anything about the condition of the neck, he should have told me. I can not believe that anyone is so ignorant that they would keep tightening the truss rods on a bass like that, and never getting the neck straightened by a luthier with a heat press or some other method, instead of just tightening it to the point where the neck cracks and the truss rods snap. OK, off the soap box now. Really just frustrated with this whole deal right now. This has just reinforced the rule in my head that no matter how good the deal, do not buy an instrument without playing it first!!!!!! Never again will I do this. This is becoming a very expensive lesson. I may have to sell a bass or two to cover the cost of getting this one right.