After writing this, I realize it's kind of therapeutic more than anything else. Read on at your own risk. At one point, I used to keep a running track of every bass I've bought and sold. Which one was sold, what was picked up, what was traded for what, etc. If I still kept that it would be up near 75 basses or so. The most basses I ever owned at one time was seven and I am now down to three. I just sold my Ric and just bought a Spector. And, as soon as the Ric cash went into my paypal acct, I started looking again. However, I really don't need or want anything. Well, I always WANT something. Always pining for something new or different or owned in the past. But I'd like to move past that feeling. As I peruse the classifieds, I need to remind myself that (a) the 2008 American Standard Precision bass I play is the one I ALWAYS go back to and (b) I got the Spector for very specific reasons and (c) the third bass is my American Design Experience that has my daughter's name on it and it ain't going nowhere. Do I NEED a fourth? (Do I need more than one is another question for another day). No. Not really. As a bar band bassist in a 90s alt rock tribute band doing one or two gigs a month in local bars in the tri state area, I don't need more gear. My Hartke cabs and Markbass head are portable and more than sufficient for any gig this band will get. My P-bass has developed some nice "character" and the new (to me) Spector fills a tonal need for my current gig. A fretless would be nice but rarely played. Keeping my Ric would be cool but it just looks nice in my basement. Seems the older I get the more practical I become. Three feels like the minimum for me. Two is cutting it close and four seems superfluous. Have any of you beaten GAS and how did you do it?