Well, the simple reason is--no new basses! It's hard to believe, but lately I've been paring down my collection and I now have what I believe to be a good combination of instruments that I really enjoy, and that each have a chance of being played on a somewhat regular basis. Anyway, right now I've got a Fodera Emperor Elite 5 (had it since April!), MTD 535, Lakland 55-63 (blue one), Lakland Hollowbody (blueburst one), and a yellow Stingray 5 that I got from TB'er Eric Moesle. I've really gotten to know both the Fodera and the MTD, and feel that they are both keepers. I tend to reach for the MTD more often--for some reason, it just clicks with me. The Fodera has a better tone overall, and heaven knows it cost quite a bit more, but somehow the MTD just seems more like "my" bass. This is my third MTD *35 and my fave of the three (although that orange one that Jerry J has now is also pretty happenin'!). The blue Lakland 55-63 has a pair of Duncan/Basslines single coils. I actually put it up for sale a few days ago but I just couldn't let it go. I've been told that this one was owned by Willie Weeks for some time; I dunno if that's part of the reason this Lakie has so much "vibe", but I like it a lot. The Hollowbody is my most recent bass, but I ordered it long ago and they finally made it in the finish that I wanted (thanks to Steve Dude Barr!). This thing is amazing. The neck pickup is right at the end of the fretboard and it gives a nice huge thump while still retaining clarity. I've only ever heard this much low end from a Gibson T-Bird, but it didn't have the versatility that this Hollowbody has. In the bridge pickup, it's more like a regular ole bass. I have mixed feelings about the Skyline version of this one, but I think it'll be good overall because more people will see what a cool bass this is. Co-designed with MTD too. It figures. Lastly, we have the good old Stingray 5. This one is finished in a bright yellow with a black pickguard and it looks like a bumblebee! This is a workhorse bass with a good low B string and great cut. Always nice to have one of these around. Anyhow, that's just a short summary of my basses. I ain't in the same league as the other heavies anymore, but I'm really happy with what I've got. Of course, I'm always looking; I know too much to say that I'm done.