Hi guys, Im new to vintage guitars. While im finding a pure passive bass sound, I tried several jazz basses from original to clones. Couldn't get anything i meant. Until i found a 73 Fender Jazz Bass and got totally stick to it very much. No idea if I can find that kind of tone on any modern basses. BTW it's in a player's condition as its re-finished, re-fretted and changed fender original pickguard. with original 70's case. priced about us$2.5k(Im in Malaysia). So the questions is: 1) Is it okay if I use this monster as my main axe from gigs, recordings, practices and all other stuff? 2) Will these vintage basses like going to die one day after a good service of few years?!? (I do heard Myth like this) 3) As I heard vintage stuff are meant to be keep in the glass or cases. Maybe some recordings, not to be taken out for gigs? Are they hard to take care in that condition? actually I already confirm the purchase of this bass by the end of month, hope to get some advice from any guys of u who familiar with vintage guitars.