While I was gigging with my '73 Jazz this weekend, it occurred to me that I have been gigging this same bass for almost 30 years. That's longer than I've been married--and I have grandkids! But, while I have been a member of TB, I have read/seen older basses than that--still in use! It occurs to me that a properly maintained bass might last just about forever. So post your claim to the oldest gigging bass. Two rules: 1. The bass must be your main bass or at least a MAIN part of the regular rotation, if you use more than one bass. 2. Must be an electric bass. (This is the electric forum, after all. There's a separate Double Bass forum.) Pix welcome. To kick it off, here's a pic of the bass in 1978, and one in 2008. I have aged a lot more than the bass has!