Well it's been a fun two weeks. Ok, I let my love of Mesa gear take over for the last week. My old promise to myself was to not spend any of my work-earned money on music gear anymore. I want to only pay for gear with gig money (as I've spent enough of my job money and have credit cards to pay off). Well I sold a lot of gear I didn't use, played a couple low-paying gigs, and made some money doing live sound for a few bands and renting out my PA along with my services, and I rounded up enough money to buy a Mesa D-180, a 1x15 cab, and a 1516 cab. So at this point, I'm in the clear. Then wham, I find another 1516 cab for the same price as the first one I bought (the first one is on layaway as the guy wants to use it until October - I only paid for half of it so far). So I put another $200 down to put the other cab on layaway (while I sell my other set of Avatar 12s). So now I'm going to have 2 1516 cabs along with my D-180 (and my current Basis M2000). Now I'm already about $500 over my allotted "gear money," and I made the mistake of taking another look at craig's list. There happens to be a Bass 400+ for $600. The price is right and I pulled the trigger. So altogether I bought a D-180 (from our own reasonbass), a 1x15 diesel cab, two 1516 cabs, and a Bass 400+. I had $1200 to spend and I ended up spending $2300. Oops The Bass 400+ has gone on my credit card and I'm going to attempt to get some more music related money to pay it off, but I'll probably take it off my next paycheck. Overall, I have no remorse. It's all great gear and I will get great use out of it all (and so will the bands at the recording studio I semi-work at). Someone slap me and tell me I'm an idiot, or tell a similar story and how it all was worth it in the end Has anyone else made a promise like that to themselves and broken it in such a horrible way as I have? (well I know my guitarist did as he went with me and bought a Mark IV head, a 4x12, a 2x12, and a DC-3 - once again all Mesa). Time to go practice because I know I don't deserve all this great gear.