It's inevitable: When you get hired for a gig, you'll have to learn 10 songs, 9 hard ones and one easy one. During the show your mind WILL go blank during the easy one! You'll save $1800 to try to buy a used Sadowsky. You'll surf the web in search of one, only to find the cheapest one is $2200, so you'll buy a cheaper bass. Two weeks AFTER you buy a bass, you WILL find a used Sadowsky for $1700! You'll come up with a flashy speed slap riff to dazzle the crowd during band intros. During the next 3 shows, band intros will take place during the SLOW songs! You'll go the Conklin booth at the NAMM show, and no one will be around. As soon as you plug in a fretless 7 string, out of curiosity, a crowd will magically appear waiting to be dazzled! After a gig that pays $100 - $300, your wife will be far away during the money disbursal. But on the $1000 - $2500 gigs, she "just happens to be around" during pay time, taking away your ability to lie about the money, squashing your ability to get that sweet 5 string you've had your eye on for weeks!