This topic was inspired by a thread about a fellow member's first ding and another thread where a member told me about a very durable pedal he used. So my question to you all is this (and I apologize if something like this was done already, but I couldn't really find one on a search but I was probably using crummy terms.) In your experiences, what basses have you played that have really been able to take a whallop and still pack a whallop on stage? Those basses that are built like tanks. Those really durable basses that can handle beer being spilled on them, rotten fruit or cheesy nachos being flung at them, can handle being slammed into something if, say, an overexcited fan decides to jump on your back while you're playing. (I'm sure such things happen at punk, hardcore, metal, or general heavy music shows, right? Or even at not-so-heavy music shows.) Like Timex, that can take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. Any stories to share as well? I had said in an earlier thread that durability is quite important to me in just about any product. I remember back when I was 12 (I'm 26 now), some kid spilled a 6 oz. cup of cola on my Sega Genesis (1st gen.). Despite that, that console still works and a heck of lot better than some of my newer consoles which have been babied like crazy and cr*p out at the slightest hint of dust. I highly doubt my Playstation, my Gamecube, or my Dreamcast could handle a cola spill. I'm surprised at that since kids (and grown-ups who act like kids) usually aren't too kind with their toys, especially when frustrated. But back to the main question...what basses, in your experience, can really take the abuse and still rock? While I myself baby my stuff (bass or otherwise) chances are, the average bar crowd won't during a gig. So a bass that cr*ps out when some beer is spilled on it is not exactly a bass I'd want to have in my stable. While I've never experienced a gig where my bass got abused, it's bound to happen at some point. Or for those abuse-prone gigs, do folks just break out a cheapie bass, so that even if it gets f'd up, it's not much money lost? On the contrary, I'm sure there are plenty people who can't afford multiple throwaway basses like that, so are there measures you use to protect your existing basses? EDITS: mostly smoothing out typos and such. Me am no rite 2 gud 2 day.