I just got this bass and the action was terrible. It's used and not on great shape. Biggest problem is that the truss rod nut is stripped, meaning that my Allen wrench keeps slipping. I've spent about $60 on tools to see if I could get it to tighten up including the gripper wrench from stewmac. The nut is totally stripped. Of course the best Luther in own just went into semi-retirement and isn't doing this kind of work anymore. The headstock is painted so I'm sure to mess it up if I try to remove that glued in piece and get a new nut on there. I'm not sold on the ebanol fretboard so I was also considering buying a new neck. Anyone dealt with this before?? Think I can fix the existing neck w/o being an experienced repair guy??