I've found the one for me but I fear the relationship won't last. Recently I came into possession of hands down the greatest bass I've ever seen, heard, or felt. She's perfect, a once in a lifetime find, the one instrument that I will forever refer to as "my bass". One problem, she's a hag... Here's my blessing and dilemma, my bass, my 1970 something hagstrom swede is the most amazing, beautiful thing I've ever played, seriously I love this bass but dear god is it a pile of crap. Some things about it are fixable like the frets that are so worn down it's halfway to being a fretless, or the beautiful inlays that keep falling out (seriously they FALL OUT), other things are questionable like the neck joint that is determined to come unglued, the headstock that already fell off once, the electronics that A) make no sense and B) randomly cut out, a E string that is at 50% volume, a bridge that gives almost no room for intonation adjustment combined with terrible intonation, and the fact that tuning the thing makes me cringe as the thing creaks and cracks. As much as I know this bass is a raging dumpster fire I can't shake the fact that it's so undeniably perfect albeit completely unplayable in most circumstances. Is it time to hang her on the wall and get something newer? Should I invest money into a bass worth so little in hopes a talented luthier can massage her back into service? I truly love this bass, it simply feels right and I'm truly conflicted on my course of action.