about a month ago i was driving home from a gig. had my 1978 Fender Jazz bass in the back seat. i bought that baby in '78 when i was 18, so now you know i'm a bit of geezer. anyway.. i was with my lady and we were plowed into by a drunk driver, flipped, rolled, spun on the highway for over 700 ft. saw my life flash before me, but we both escaped serious injury. my bass is ok.. the case got a bit f'ed up but i can't tell any difference with my bass. as i was being loaded in the ambulance i was shouting for anyone to GET MY BASS! so.. wear your seatbelts, don't drive drunk, travel anywhere with a hard case if you value your instrument. Grateful to be alive.