Ok, I have been playing bass for 2 years and have what I would call a mid-quality bass, a Fender Geddy Lee Jazz. My friend that plays guitar has been playing for nearly 5 years and only has a very cheap Dean Vendetta. He gets angry with me because I have better equipment like my Ampeg amp and says that I shouldn't have that because I haven't been playing long enough. I bought this stuff because I worked for it and can afford it, but he is from a lower middle-class family and probably can't afford it. We are still in high school and he says I am too young and haven't been playing long enough. Am I right for saying you should buy the best that you can afford? We actually have gotten in fights over this because he just won't leave it alone and he is extremely jealous I guess..... PS- His lack of equipment has stopped us from doing gigs that we could have. Should I drop him and find a new guitarist? We are really good friendsuntil we get to practice.