I was looking at a nice bass in the classifieds today and was a bit bummed because the cash is not there, but I had to remind myself that dwelling on gear is a choice. I have to play at a funeral this morning, but when I come home, I can practice Bach and anything else that will help me improve. I am long past the point of aspiring to be great, but as long as I am capable of playing, I can improve. That is something I can do with what I own already. Frankly, that is what all of the great musicians I admire have done. They took what they had and got better with it. They did not waste time moaning about not owning their dream basses.