Ive always been one for wearing stuff out and making sure people know that I use it, but I think its mainly because I really cant make sure that NOTHING happens to my basses. I really didnt mind scratches and whatnot on my older basses, but I just got my first really nice bass, and Im wondering.... Do people tend to really be obsessive about keeping their basses in mint condition? And if they do, what steps do they take to make sure nothing happens? Ideally I'd like to go down this road, but I dont really know if I have the discipline. One day when Im older Im sure Ill say "...and this is why we can't have nice things." and Ill get a flashback. Or... do people take the Jaco approach to aesthetic maintenance on really nice basses?