I'm continuing my adventures in gear minimalism and earnest GAS reduction. My objective to use time, money and energy I once spent on gear I didn't really need on other things, both musical and otherwise. Surfing. Considering unrealistic, hypothetical scenarios in which I would "need" something. Or how great a new piece of gear is going to sound. Purchasing. Maintaining. Selling. Rinse/repeat. A "minimalist" amount of gear will vary considerably pending the person's needs and outlook. But the general principles involve fully using, appreciating and enjoying what we have. And not spending time chasing white whales that don't meet a need. And won't ever scratch the itch or fill the empty hollow. Below is a photo of my current minimalist setup. It's pretty expensive gear, and I'm lucky to have it. But the ideas here have nothing to do with cost, albeit quality over quantity isn't a bad idea. (note: I'm still in the process of selling some stuff) I expect the usual humor to ensue, which is great. And I know TalkBass is generally antithetical to this topic. So I might be a group of one. At least I can check in with myself here instead of going to the classifieds. ;-) Feel free to join in discussion and share your story if you're interested.