Besides with your eyes! (Beating some smartass to the punch!) Here's what I'm asking: I've read a number of posts where people are saying, "I'll get one of X's basses, since he's just starting out, and when he gets big, mine will be worth more." I've had some say to me, "It's a shame you signed with Warwick in '98, because the older ones are worth more." I don't care. Personally I hate older Warwicks, with the exception of the Stage 1's. Do you look at basses as investments? Something you can sell and turn a profit later on? I choose a bass based on tone, feel, etc., not how much I can sell it for later on. Am I the only who DOESN'T look at basses this way? IMO, if that's why you're in it, and if that's the MAIN reason why you will buy a new bass, then you're wasting your time and money. Plus I think it's dumb. Keep in mind, I'm not calling anyone out, and if that's why you get basses, then cool. I believe people should do what makes them happy. I'm just gauging how others feel. BTW, post #900! Give me love!!!!!