Just an encouraging word to you NS users who haven't yet been as dumb as I was the other night. Setting up my rig, I failed to tighten one of the tripod legs in place tightly enough, so after a few seconds the whole bass and tripod fell over, right down onto the hard floor. The NS landed right on its poor little face (er, fingerboard). Not a scratch. Didn't even get out of tune. MAN was I relieved. This puppy is solid.