Just got a brand new Rickenbacker, from Musiciansfriend. I have some concerns and would like to hear people's thoughts and opinions. First, I've been hearing a lot about these things being heavy. Mine isn't, and that makes me happy. I don't have a scale but it feels under 9 lbs to me. What I'm NOT happy about is that I have the bridge all the way down, and the action isn't all that great. It's not horrible, but it's definitely higher than my all my other basses. And I can tell it has some room to go before there would be even a hint of a buzz on the neck. There is a very slight bow in the neck too, and I've read that these necks should be dead straight. All my basses are pretty much dead straight anyway, so I went to make the adjustments. Lo and behold, I wasn't given the wrench to do that with. Case candy had 2 allen wrenches, a cloth, sticker, and maintenance manual. This kind of thing always leads me t believe that it is in fact a musiciansfriend return from someone else... though I'm pretty good at pinning those out, and all else on this bass seemed pretty new. The box was an original Ric box (or so it seems) and was heavy duty stapled shut, with no extra tape. So... the questions... Is there any way to drop the action past it's lowest point that I don't know about? Is there a chance that taking a wee bit of bow out of the neck (I'm talking maybe a half turn's worth at best) will significantly lower the action? Is the action on a Ric generally lower than what I'm getting here? Is there a chance that Rickenbacker neglected to include a wrench for the truss rods? Should I call MF and tell them the action is simply not right on this thing, and have them send me another? One of the things that's starting to get really annoying with my purchases from those guys is that the first instrument I recieve often has flaws of some sort. My last 2 purchases that happened. An American Strat that had a busted tone control (didn't work at all). And an Ibanez Talman, with a busted tuner. I also had a Highway One once with a pickup that didn't work. What to do. Help me out here boys and girls. Thanks.