I’ve been a big headless fan for years. In the past I had a Steinberger XM2A, and currently have a pair of Steinberger Synapse 5s (fretted and fretless) and a Kiesel AW5.
I’ve been interested in multiscale bass for years, but they aren’t the type of thing you commonly find in stores - especially fives. Kiesel started offering them, but $$$ - plus the way I’d want it would make it ineligible for return.
Ibanez is a brand I’ve never owned. They recently introduced a line of headless multiscales that looked interesting, plus they could be had at retail with return privilege. So, I preordered a fancy-pants one from Sweetwater back in March which finally arrived last week.
I have to say it is *very* comfortable to play, and it is taking next to no time to adapt to the multiscale part. It’s light and extremely well balanced. Plus it’s pretty as hell - I wasn’t sure how I’d like the “modern” finish, but it’s very attractive.