Basses.. are made of wood..(well most of them) So i gotta question.. When does a bass die? or does it live forever? I wonder if something happens to it? does it shrink? It would be very intresting to find out but kind of a bummer if its something really simple. Do you think they just stop growing and stay as is for ever? What got me thinking this was, the other day i was in a music store playing a geddy lee jazz. The sales rep says "Thats what i like about fender so much is there inconsistancy." I was like "HUH!?" he said.. "well you can go and pick 10 MIM's up and 1 or 2 will be better than alot of MIA's so you are getting a better deal!" He explained how some just feel different and said to the point: "They feel like its almost made for you sometimes." Well they are alive. They do feel different. Sometimse you just gotta get the bass or gu*tar that fits you. So...yeah .. I never thought of it that way.. THEY ARE ALIVE!