Jusr received my Essex (SX) Ursa 2. It's really a beautiful instrument, and definitely a change from my Hohner Jack Bass. There are cracks on both sides of the neck. The one on the treble side is about 1/4 inch and the one on the bass side is 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch. Also, the 5th fret on the the g dies really fast (like 4-5 seconds). I know about "dead spots", but ive never actually experienced one, so I'm not sure if this is normal. I realize that this was an inexpensive bass, but are these things that I should be worried about? Thanks.