Hey, I'm here at NCSA and my teacher (Lynn Peters with the Winston-Salem symphony) wants to know if I'll be buying a bass soon. She is advising me to put as much money as I can into the thing because it will gain value over time. Is this true with higher end basses such as Pollmans? I'd really like to get my hands on the Alexandria they have, but it would take most of my savings. My savings account is for college, and technically this is a college expense, but my mom and girlfriend are worried that I'd be making a bad decision. The way I see it, if I ever need the money again, the bass will have gained value, so I'll make a profit off of it! I'm leaning towards an expensive bass so that I can just get it now and not have to worry about buying one when I graduate for whatever symphony I join. If it doesnt work out, ill probably get one in the $5000 range. Any thoughts? Thanks! PS, I love music school!