Well, playing for about 2 years, I've got two basses. I don't plan to be anything proffesional, although I'd like to be able to jam with the best of them, record with friends who need a bassist. That being said, I want to get a custom bass, but the price tag is pretty high. I have the funds to get one, but hard to justify actually getting it. Usually I look at it this way, if I buy it, I know I can pretty much sell it back at the same price (I hope) Would anyone here recommend ordering a custom bass, even if you're not making a living playing bass? And the reason I want this one is because I'm trying to get a Wal sound pretty much (bastards at Atlanta Bass Gallery got me GASing) and the guys at AC Guitars claim they can beat that sound (they've actually got me convinced too) And Alan Armstrong says he can make the pickups. The balls in my court now, would you take a swing? Also im 20, live alone, go to college but financially I'm set. The money I would use would just be in my savings account otherwise.