For the longest time I have used only one bass, my '98 Fender Precision Standard, I just never needed another because that bass is just so solid and never gave me the slightest of problems. However knowing it is a good rule of thumb to have a second or backup bass when traveling, gig'ing, or just to have one at home and one at the practice space. I considered some options and decided to give a Fender Jazz a go...and needless to say I just sold it off last night. I am not knocking it because I have heard some good sound from Jazzes, but my luck is just not that good with Jazzes I suppose. So now I am back to one bass, my trusty '98. I think I'll stick with her for a while and when my band gets serious again about touring then I will look into another bass again. This time it will be another P and I have considered those Squier VM's because they are cheap and have heard a lot of great things about them. Just to have something just in case my '98 has a problem.