I got a new bass, 3-4 months ago, and I'm just a hypochondriac paranoid freak about it. I always think somethings wrong with it. I'm always constantly checking the neck to see if its warped, and my 5th knob crackles when I rotate it, making me wonder more...and my batteries die in a month, but I also play 15+ hours a week. It's just like, I somehow think that normal wear and tear is going to ruin my guitar. Are they really durable, or delicate? I've never really known how much it takes to really ruin a guitar, or warp a neck, etc.