With other hobbies I have managed to get to a place where I know that what I have is good enough to see me til I die - photography, road cycling and mountain biking. Everything I own is good enough for what I do and I'm content. But with bass, I have an active Lakland, an Ibanez jazz, and Ampeg BA108 and a Fender Rumble as well as a Boss GT-1B, yet I keep yearning for a Fender P in green with RW board, or PJ with Jazz neck, black with red tort, or a J with stacked knobs, or a Nate Mendell, and an Eden amp, or a bigger Ampeg, or... I know that what I have is good enough and that much better players than I am get far more out of less (e.g. Squiers, Sires etc) but its lust, lust and more lust. I keep going into shops and trying stuff out (and I have the cash to buy if I find anything) but actually nothing sounds any better than what I have. So why do I spend my lunch breaks drooling over instruments that look great but are no sonic improvement on what I have? My teacher thinks I'd be mad to swap my Lakland for anything - he loves it and he plays a beautiful EBMM. Is there a cure??