After finally having a chance to play a few Tributes at a local shop I did not know existed, and doing some research here; I have come to the conclusion that they are indeed as nice as i thought as well as a great buy for the money. My question is though, can they take a beating? I have a tendency to play hard and sometimes things get bumped into and what-not, is the finish tough or whimpy ? Do the tuners hold well ? Are the pup's, pots and switches durable ? These will be the last basses I buy for a while, so I want something that will stand up to the test of time.