I was just reading the "How many basses does everybody bring to a gig" and I just had to ask a question. I have a pretty good idea of the responses that people will give, but it will be intresting to see what people really think about this subject. Here it goes: If most people only take two basses to a gig on average (one usually a backup), then what really is the point of owning 8, 10, 15, 20 basses? Is it for the sake of collecting (obviously there are so many amazing basses out there these days - I have often wanted to own my fair share just for the sake of having them around). But functionally speaking, does it serve any purpose to own so many basses? For recording, maybe? At times it seems excessive... Not trying to start a flame war, just playing devil's advocate (I'm also one of those guys who wishes he could afford having 10 nice basses)... Your thoughts?