Got a call at 4:00, the scheduled performer was sick, could I find a replacement? One phone call later, my singer/songwrite friend is on his way to the venue. 30 minutes later: "Hey are you coming up to back me?" Ooops. I grab a Fender combo amp and the first bass on the wall... a "Starcaster" P-bass. Hey, it was in tune and available. Out the door! Played the gig, went over well, nobody cared or noticed that I was playing a $99 bass. Not even me. I'm beginning to think that I think about gear TOO much.