The other day my roomate, whom i have been living with for almost 2 years, asked me to borrow some wire cutters. He then apparently took out a really good 5 string bass he had in his closet to change a string. Apparently he has always had this thing and just never bothered to tell me about it. I asked him how much that thing cost, and he said around $1500. I was pretty excitied because i'm used to playing my sub par 300$ bass, so i asked him if i could play it later. But he told me i can't "play any of that crazy slapp stuff" on it because he really likes the bass and dosn't want to ruin it. I couldn't help but wounder that you would think for $1500 a bass could withstand someone actually playing it. So i'm woundering what the deal is here. Why have a bass like that if you arn't even going to play it? And to be honest, he has all these expensive basses, but he NEVER plays. If i had the kind of resources like him to be able to afford things like this i'd never leave my room. What do you guys think?