So I occasionally see threads asking hypothetical questions such as "if you could only have one bass which would it be?" Well for me the question wasn't hypothetical. Though I've not yet chosen to reside on a desert island I've had to make the desert island decision. My wife was very ill and medical bills were (hell are) mounting. Much of my assets are not exactly "liquid" and I had immediate need. Once the "liquid" savings was getting too low I had to look around at nice to haves that could be sacrificed to help pay these bills. I decided that the bass collection had to go. I would be lying if I said it was a hard decision. It really wasn't all that hard. My wife and child come before anything. Granted I didn't have the biggest collection by any stretch of the imagination. Fender AVRI '64 J Fender American Pro P Lakland 44-76 Lakland Jerry Scheff Xotic Active Jazz thing...I forget the model. It was the best active Jazz I've had the please of playing. EBMM Ray Special 4H EBMM Sterling 4HS Fender Tony Franklin Fretless G&L SB-2T Fretless I chose to sell all of them save my beloved Ray Special. I adore that bass. It is by far the best feeling and sounding bass I've ever owned (which includes a Rob Allen though I ditched it a long time ago). I feel like any attempt at trying to convey how much happier I am with only one bass (and one six string no less..but I didn't think you guys would care about the six string collection and what I decided to keep) will sound like I'm rationalizing. Maybe I am(?) I don't think so though. If I were to be entirely honest I didn't enjoy switching instruments at all. I'm not a professional musician. I have time to practice during work days about maybe 30-60 min tops and only significant time playing is on weekends. Suffice is to say the time spent playing my instruments is precious and fleeting. Getting re-acclimated to the different instruments was becoming quite bothersome. I found that the most irritating thing was switching neck profile. Specifically radius differences in the instruments was becoming bothersome most of all. Anyhoo I've bored you guys enough with this rather long post. For those that made it through thanks.