Of course it's nice to have an arsenal of basses like many of us TBers do, but I'm starting to think it's cooler just to have that one bass that sort of defines you, like most of the bass giants have. Sure, they have other basses, but most of them play that one main bass which become synonymous with them, like Jaco and his fretless Jazz, Victor and his Monarch (sometimes Yin-Yang), Jamerson with his P, and Pino with his. Imagine if Victor played a different bass each show, from a Fodera to a Fender to an MTD, then a Sadowsky, Ken Smith, etc.? He would still sound awesome, but he would lose a couple of cool points, even though those are all great instruments, wouldn't he? Come to think of it, even the great local players around here have that one bass that they're identified by and they don't switch basses around much.