I tend to stick with a few basses once I've found the feel and fit and look and tone that I like out of them. Also, straps are cheap, cables are cheap, strings are cheap, picks are cheap. But amps, cabs, FX, etc are not. Considering my budget, they're between expensive purchases and "god I hope I don't have to ever replace this" kinds of purchases. I like to trade and get new amp stuff as often as I can, but here in the midwest the job market (especially my job) and credit situations are making it harder to get gear. Is anybody else buying/trading less now that the economy is heading down the toilet?