I was curious,in today's economy,the price of gasoline etc. what you would do if someone gave you $4000.00 tax free dollars. It could be a gift or whatever ,but it would be free and you didn't have to pay the money back. Would you buy a new Bass or related gear? Head for Tahiti? Spend the money on what non-musicians would call practical things? in essence I think I am asking "How important is having a new bass guitar in your life?" Me-it's a bass,even before a new amp or my mortgage.