I swear that I cannot remember for the life of me having a worse gear day! Thank GOD I am not currently a gigging/touring bass player, because I would've had to quit on the spot! First, as some of you may know, I recently had my Fafner fixed. Well, it's blown out again. The service is still under warranty, so I'm going to take it in this week to have it re-fixed. It still pisses me off, though! Then, my prized Spector, a $4,900+ (retail) guitar is now rattling when I pluck either the E or A string. It's MADDENING!!! So, I don't know if I should merely vent, have my problems fixed (my bass has a lifetime warranty), or if I should blow out my current setup and go for a complete overhaul. A complete overhaul would cost me dearly. Of course I'd trade in my current gear, or sell it outright, so that'd take some of the blow. But then I have to search through tons and tons of new gear to see what works for me, what works well together (very difficult to do in Chicago, IME), and what is somewhere near my price range. I could probably list at least 10 viable basses that I'd consider viable, but only 2 or so can even be FOUND in this city! And, as far as amp manufacturers...I know squat about what's on the market, compared to basses... Am I out of my mind? Should I just have everything fixed and move on? Anybody else experience such frustration?