Do dings and scratches bother you?

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  1. Rickenmonster

    Rickenmonster Supporting Member

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    If I were a collector, I'm sure they would upset me a great deal. But to me, they are just part of the life of the bass. I ask because a friend goes ballistic when his guitar gets even a minor blemish-and it's not even a super high-end guitar either ( I've never damaged his guitar).
     
  2. Ronbassman

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  4. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

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    Not even a little.
     
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  6. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

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    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can **** off
    I don't let it bother me, however I know plenty of people that get very bummed. I figure as you stated its just part of....
     
  7. faulknersj

    faulknersj Gold Supporting Member

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    No. Tone and playability are king. Good basses aren't mint unless they are brand new because they get played. I'm always skeptical of a 'mint' bass that has some years under the belt for that very reason.
     
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    On a really pretty bass, the first scratch bothers me, but then I get over it. Lately, a lot of my basses have been used, so they came scratched already.
     
  9. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

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    They used to, but not so much anymore. I still try to take good care of them and treat them well, but **** happens. I don't like to see giant chips of paint missing, but normal little dings don't bother me anymore.
     
  10. awilkie84

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    The only time they bother me is when someone is selling a bass & hasn't taken the gratuitous crack on the instrument into consideration for the price. :p
     
  11. Winfred

    Winfred

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    First world problem.
     
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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  15. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't mind the least.
     
  16. Rusty G String

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  17. skwee

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    It did when it first happened, but I had a tie clip scrape the you-know-what out of the back of my bass. After a couple of nights, I realized it was the beginning of real-life road wear. None of that Road Worn® junk for me.
     
  18. IPA

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    Not personally, no. I love dents. Only bothers me because I think "oh ****, now when I sell this I'm going to need to listen to some Craigslist nitpicker point out the dent to me"
     
  19. Rickenmonster

    Rickenmonster Supporting Member

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    Hah! Yes!
     
  20. gearhead1972

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    My first real guitar in like 1990 was a USA BC Rich STIII, it was mint when I got it for $600 used. The first dent killed me, a dozen or so scratches and dents, 24 years, and 20 guitars/basses later nope it doesn't. I play em, I keep them on stands, I can't keep anything nice, so it just adds character now.
     
  21. Yango

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    Only the first one.

    (edit: I see rusty g string beat me to it...)
     

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