Do dings and scratches bother you?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rickenmonster, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. If I were a collector, I'm sure they would upset me a great deal. But to me, they are just part of the life of the bass. I ask because a friend goes ballistic when his guitar gets even a minor blemish-and it's not even a super high-end guitar either ( I've never damaged his guitar).
  2. Ronbassman


    Jun 1, 2011
  3. joelns


    Mar 10, 2014
  4. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

    Not even a little.
  5. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

    Jul 2, 2012
    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can shag off
    I don't let it bother me, however I know plenty of people that get very bummed. I figure as you stated its just part of....
  6. No. Tone and playability are king. Good basses aren't mint unless they are brand new because they get played. I'm always skeptical of a 'mint' bass that has some years under the belt for that very reason.
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    On a really pretty bass, the first scratch bothers me, but then I get over it. Lately, a lot of my basses have been used, so they came scratched already.
  8. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    They used to, but not so much anymore. I still try to take good care of them and treat them well, but **** happens. I don't like to see giant chips of paint missing, but normal little dings don't bother me anymore.
  9. The only time they bother me is when someone is selling a bass & hasn't taken the gratuitous crack on the instrument into consideration for the price. :p
  10. Winfred


    Oct 21, 2011
    First world problem.
  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Yes they do
  12. Isn't this "relic-ing"?
  13. deathsdj


    Sep 18, 2010
    Wichita, KS
  14. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Don't mind the least.
  15. Rusty G String

    Rusty G String

    Mar 19, 2013
    Just the first one.
  16. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    It did when it first happened, but I had a tie clip scrape the you-know-what out of the back of my bass. After a couple of nights, I realized it was the beginning of real-life road wear. None of that Road Worn® junk for me.
  17. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    Not personally, no. I love dents. Only bothers me because I think "oh ****, now when I sell this I'm going to need to listen to some Craigslist nitpicker point out the dent to me"

  18. Hah! Yes!
  19. gearhead1972


    Feb 21, 2012
    Kent NY
    My first real guitar in like 1990 was a USA BC Rich STIII, it was mint when I got it for $600 used. The first dent killed me, a dozen or so scratches and dents, 24 years, and 20 guitars/basses later nope it doesn't. I play em, I keep them on stands, I can't keep anything nice, so it just adds character now.
  20. Only the first one.

    (edit: I see rusty g string beat me to it...)