I know that's the case. I modeled my stage presence off Jaco Pastorius and I'm not afraid to be forceful with the thing if need be. I know many people will disagree with the way I do things but basses aren't meant to be hoarded and treasured. They are tools for your musical outlet and my emotions. Plus, that bass which I abuse is an old SX which was like $200 at most with it's pack. So it's not like it had any resale value. The Fender is much more taken care off because I need it for gigs.