Like the title says. How many basses do you consider excessive to own? I currently own 20 basses. I've probably owned more than a hundred so far in my 7/8 years of playing. Probably closer to 130. Its rare that I have so many at one time, but I realized how bad it is that I don't even remember how many I even own. This issue was currently brought to a head when I posted in the how many basses do you own thread. I said 18. Then I looked at the list in my profile and realized that I was missing one. Then I edited it. Then I realized I had forgotten another one. And edited again. My basement is full of bass cabs, road cases, rack cases, drum kits, and bass and guitar cases. My dining room has 2 6-space guitar trees. I've got 3 basses hanging in my room. No matter where you go there is piles of music equipment in my house. For a long time I had a girlfriend who was supportive of me buying lots of junk, though her policy was that I shouldn't have more basses than years I've been playing bass. Therefore I ended up buying and selling a lot of them since I like trying and fooling with new stuff. I also had a habit of doing a ******** of drugs and alcohol and I tended to break, smash, and destroy a lot of stuff. Since me and that girl broke up, I eschewed her rule in favor of mine. You shouldn't have more basses than years you've been alive. Thus my collection has grown a lot in the past year or so, though I'm still buying and selling. (Just sold my EB2 for a Fender Jaco) Before you bring my age into account, realize that no, I'm not a spoiled brat. I moved out of my house, and across the country, at 17. I've paid for nearly every bass and amp I own with my own money that I earned from working. The only exceptions being my Thunderbird, an EB2 I sold, my Ric, and my 71 P which were inherited. My 62 RI was a gift from my folks after having not seen them for 2 years and my first bass (57 RI) that my dad chipped in half of the $400 price tag. I don't come from a rich family and I haven't had an allowance since I was 11. I don't own much stuff aside from music equipment. (Clothes, kitchen appliances, books, my stereo, and my pickup) 1/4 of my months pay goes towards rent. 1/2 of it is spent on bass equipment. The rest is for food and whatever else. My problem is, is that I can't pass up a deal. Or a nice looking P-Bass. My problem with GAS has occurred long before I even heard of TB, or even had internet. My current GF has said I've got too much stuff but she really hasn't pressed the issue. How does one thin down the herd?