I feel that I should only need to own one bass. A series of introspective thoughts have lead me to this conclusion. Simple economics is the most obvious reason: I can't seem to justify having multiple instruments that (for all intents and purposes) do the same thing, especially since I am a family man and feel that the money could/should be used elsewhere first. I like the idea of only having one. An escape from the "Tyranny of Choice" that we all experience on a daily basis in almost every physical level of our lives. There is only one to chose. Less time fumbling around with different instruments and tones, and more time playing. Furthermore, the idea of only one seems to coincide with other aesthetic and philosophical concepts that I value and TRY to live by: simplicity, humility, lack of redundency/duplication and excess. But, perhaps most simply put, it is a slightly forced attempt to make it more about the music and less about the gear. I don't mean to sound preachy or condescending in any way. Whether you have 1 bass or 100, that is your choice and you should not need to feel bad or defensive in any way. This note is mostly just a self-affirmation and a starter for discussion. Any one else feel roughly the same way?