I donated blood today, so I have a small prick on my finger from where they check your iron or something. A couple hours later I was going at it pretty hard on my bass, and my mom comes in to my room to tell me to turn it down. Midway into the "Its too loud to be pla..." she screams. I was a bit confused until I looked at my left hand and saw blood all over my beautiful new Jazz. So I guess I finally crisined(horrible speller) my new bass. It took like 30 min. to wipe all that off. I still see blood on the strings, but it aint coming off. Just thought I'd share my bass coming of age story with you.