This could go in any of the forums, really, but I thought this a good place since all the other gear is kind of useless without the bass itself. I just bought a new amp and it caused me to reminisce about all the basses and amps I've owned. I'm leaving out effects because the list is way to long. Here's the bass progression: Ibanez GSR190 1998 Fender American Precision (currently own) Fender Jaguar (currently own) And the amps: Ibanez 15 watt combo Peavey 115 combo Kustom 15 watt combo (currently own) SWR Workingman's 2004 w/matching 115 cab Tech21 Landmark 300 w/two Avatar 112 neo cabs Eden WT300 w/Ampeg PortaBass 212 cab GK MB212 combo (currently own) I began in college with an Ibanez starter pack that included the bass, amp and a bunch of other accessories. After deciding that I actually enjoyed playing bass, I wanted to move up a bit. I went to a store and played a bunch of stuff, but I knew I'd found the one when I picked up an American P. Not having the cash then, I stored that in my memory and began the search for a good deal. Awhile later (maybe months or a year) I found an American P in perfect condition on eBay. Thanks to the left-overs from my student loan money, it became mine. I passed the Ibanez setup on to my youngest brother who wanted to give the bass a shot. I then bought the Peavey combo at a pawn shop. It was the biggest cheap amp I could find at the time. I used the Peavey at church (and left it there because it was ridiculously heavy). Not having an amp for home use, I bought the Kustom practice amp since it was wicked cheap and I was living in an apartment and didn't want to be tempted to rattle the walls. The Peavey lasted awhile, but I wasn't very satisfied with the tone I was getting from it. I switched to the SWR Workingman's rig (on clearance after being discontinued). This was a definite improvement, but it still wasn't quite what I was looking for. After doing a lot of searching at various guitar stores I found the Tech21. I had been using a SansAmp BDDI to make the cheap amps sound better and the thought of having that in amp form was very intriguing. I took the plunge and got the Tech21. I then ordered a couple Avatar 112 neo cabs to go with it. That rig lasted a couple years and saw it's share of gigs. I was perfectly content with my entire setup for a short while (even the pedals!), but then I got the new bass itch. The Fender Jaguar caught my eye. After some buying and selling of gear I pulled together my pennies and found a Jag listed here on TB and locally on craigslist simultaneously. I had to have it. And I did. Again I was happy with my setup. One day I found the Eden and Ampeg rig on craigslist for a crazy price, so I bought them with the intention of reselling them to make a quick buck (gotta fund the gear habit somehow). The problem, though, was I liked the sound of that rig better than my own. I promptly sold the Tech21/Avatar rig. I thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic tone of the Eden/Ampeg rig for the better part of a year, but it just wasn't quite loud enough for the places I was playing. Plus, the neurotic part of me didn't like the visually non-matching gear. My ever-watchful eye finally found a seemingly suitable replacement: the GK MB212. It had all the things I was looking for: light weight, good looks, and, presumably, good tone. I'd played plenty of GK amps in the stores and really liked them. In fact, I nearly owned a GK 1001RB-II (bought it on eBay but it arrived damaged). My local store had an MB210 on display. I gave it a go and it sounded amazing. Being the lover of 12" speakers that I am, I went home and ordered the MB212 since it has the features I'm looking for compared to the 210. I am once again happy with my setup. There is, however, one more thing on the wishlist that is totally unnecessary but I want so badly: an EBMM Sterling. And none of this mentions the fact that I'm building a new pedalboard to house the massive collection that just keeps on growing. It never ends.