Just want to talk bass. After all the new information aquired here, the new companies, manufacturers, basses,cabs, amps...do you buy just to try or can you stick with the bare essentials til it wears out? Let's say you have your dream rig and you check Ebay, wait a second, A Schroder 1210 with 30 minutes to go and it's only at $200...... Your on the way out the door going to work, Do you show up late to work so you can see if your bid flies or forget it? Another scenerio: Christmas credit card bill just arrived ,didn't it? Well, your buddies did to but he overdid it this year . He wants to dump his extra bass which just happens to be a custom job worth $$$$ but he's willing to part with it for $$$. Do assume the guilt and take it for half what it's worth even though it's still way beyond chump change. How bad do you have to have gear if the price is to good to pass up even if you don't need it?