I have a great rig. Amazing Zon bass, choice of 2 killer amps (Genz Benz Shuttle or Sonic Farm 2Di4 into RAD 1000 watt monster), the best cabs I've ever played through or heard (MAS). And although I seldom have need for them, a nice set of effects. I am blessed, and I am grateful. I have 0 GAS for a new bass or a new rig. They feel, sound, and perform perfectly for me. I love the sound of my Zon - though when I read @bucephylus review of the Pope preamp, I thought perhaps I should get it. I probably spent an hour or more looking at Pope reviews and at BBG for different configurations. Why? WHY? I love the sound of my Zon. It's not like something is missing or wrong. What is it about this subjective possibility of "maybe could sound better"? that makes me (maybe you too) want to change out something that is completely satisfactory? I haven't used my compresson (EBS) in years - not since I had a gig where I did some slapping, and I used it to even out the volume difference between my fretless (not slapped) and fretted. But after reading the "fancy-pants compressor" thread, I reread Bongo's info, and found that the EBS had fallen out of favor because "it can start to sound worse when it gets old". Without even listening to mine I started researching his new recommendations, looking at the Classifieds, etc. I probably spent an hour doing it. This morning I hooked up my pedal board. The EBS sounds great. Nothing wrong with it. No need to spend more money. I really need to nip this "go research stuff that I don't need" in the bud when I catch myself doing it and go practice instead.