Let me preface this by saying that there I don't believe there is anything wrong with purchasing something, getting something you need or want if you have the means AND have some sort of self control. Unfortunately the later has failed me and has gotten into my personal life. I'm not criticizing anyone, just myself for letting it get out of control. I got to the point of hiding it from my wife and running up a credit card bill, and socking money away only to blow it on gear I don't really need... at a time when we need the money. I don't recommend this. Anyway, I've enjoyed my time here, and would love to hang out and read and comment on other things, but as soon as I see something, I start wanting it, and start scheming on how to get it. I have come to realize that I have a serious addiction, and it's obviously not right if I'm hiding it from my family and hurting them. So just like an alcoholic, I've joined a support group and cannot hang out in an environment where I'm tempted to buy. I'll stay out of music stores and offline stores. Again, not putting you all down, you probably have a grip on this, I do not. Part of the steps I must take is to cut ties with anyone or anything that can cause me to want to spend and relapse. Maybe one day I can return with a strong enough will to talk about stuff without wanting more stuff. I'd love to talk about gig related things but if I see a new amp day or new bass day, or a pedal, I'll have to open and read it. I'm going to just use what I have, repair it if necessary, and if any equipment must be replaced, and only essential gear. I will discuss it with my family and make absolutely sure it's a need, not a want. I thank everyone for all your help here and I wish you all the best. Peace and Love!