Ok guys, We've all heard about this piece of work right? I attended a university in Richmond, VA way back in the early 2000's and I heard from some of my bassmates that he bought Solano's bass and the seams kept opening up. That didn't effect me too much and I figured after almost 2 decades, he got better and he's only 1 hour drive from where I stay. So there's the background: A few months ago in February 2017, I brought my bass in simply to make it play easier and there was a small gap that began to get alittle bigger, between the fingerboard and the neck in first position. I know alittle about bass upgrades and when asking about what I should do to make my bass competitive in the orchestral world, he recommended a new bridge, new tailpiece, new strings and a block at the bottom of the tailpiece that raised the action and would supposedly relive my tension. So after a week, he needed another week, so no problem man. So I can back then and I relized the bridge adjusters were completely unusable since the action was so damn high, but I had no headroom to even use the adjusters to slightly lower the action. Plus, there was a terrible buzz, one I've never had resonating from the bottom of the instrument. Well, I brought this up right then and there at his house/shop in Mechanicsville, VA and he basically called me a 'picky poopie'. I really couldn't believe he said that, but, I had already paid him almost $1500, so this cabron had me by the balls, and he knew it. So a brought it back a second time, because I needed the bass for a gig. The second time was for the bridge re-cutting and to get rid of the buzz. He sure did cut the bridge almost to where you had to max out the adjusters to bring the action up to playable ( he went to the other extreme, basically ruining the longevity of the bridge). Also, the buzz was still there and he even talked about it, with a grin, as if he was rubbing it in. About a week later, I thought the buzz would settle out, but it didn't and was buzzing only when played hard with the bow, around E notes. I emailed Rumano and he never emailed back. I gave him one last call about a week later and he wouldn't even let me talk after I stated there was still a buzz. he basically told me how much extra money I should give him to accomplish my goal of having a competitive bass in the classical field. I said thanks and quickly hung up. I brought my bass to Orpheus Violin Repair in VA Beach and Mr. Popov was pointing out all the messed up things Romano did (or his underling/shiff) and that it would cost about $300 to fix the bridge grooves (all same file used), re-space the strings, re-move the sound post and folks this wasn't even an attempt to fix the buzz. My theory is the buzz was created by the useless block and it put so much pressure on my bass, the seam was opened. So this is a story that needs to be told, I held off on this until I talked to my current luthier, Mike Shank. He said Romano is notorious for not responding to emails, calls and to post my story on here. So here I am, I got all those problems fixed by Mike Shank last week, April 2017. I will say Rumano Solano did fix up my bass scars over the years and did a great job with that! All in all, Romano is readily available to take your money for half-ass work, but don't expect him to honor his own warranty or to even pick up the phone after you've paid him. There's alot more to this and I'm here to help you, if you need to commiserate or debunk his godly luthier status. All in all, I lost about $1000, because the parts were good and I got new strings. Any recourse on this? Any ideas guys? Should I sue Mr. Rumano? I mean he's been doing this poopie to poor bassists for 2 decades now, don't you think someone should take him to task? Thanks for listening guys, this is my first and only and probably last posting on any forum.