I got the idea for this thread from a Facebook post from Seymour Duncan. In their forum, they are discussing beater six-strings, so I figure why not post all our beat up basses! What's your backup bass for those not so nice bars, or what you take out when your main player seems to nice for the gig? Here's mine (I have two beaters): First, my SX jazz clone. Not really beat-up, but was cheap enough that if something happened to it I would buy another and move on. My favorite of my cheapies. Here's my third in line. Started life as a SCPB, but the tone was lacking. This bass needed a TON of work to even be playable. Routed for humbuckers, repainted, and leveled the frets. Next step for this one is a defret.