I don't know about you guys, but these days at least half of the basses I buy (and I've bought MANY over the last year) are based more on what I consider to be nostalgic to me than what I think are the best overall basses for me. I grew up on a '78 Jazz bass, so I have purchased several similar instruments recently just because that's what I grew up on. My second big stage of playing was on Carvin basses, so I have a soft spot for those too. Although I like Fenders, I would not have bought as many Fenders (or Fender copies) as I have recently without the fond memories of my past playing a big part in my purchasing decisions. Let's hear some stories about why you guys bought your basses NOT because they were the best choice for you, but because other similar basses were part of your past and the nostalgia bug started to bite.