(mods feel free to relocate, like you need my permission!) Until I started spending time here at TB I had no idea the frequency that people regularly turn over high-end basses. I can understand collecting for the sake of collecting, I can understand some needing several different basses for versatility and of course I understand the need for a back-up, but what ever happened to buying the bass you want and bieng satisfied? GAS will always be lurking, but if one is truly satisfied with their bass how and why would one give in? Is it that the technology keeps getting so much better? If you are playing modern R&B you have to keep with today's sound and a 4-string P just won't get it done. It is also important to get better instruments as we get better, but this isn't what I am talking about here. I need time to develop a relationship and a bond with a bass, the more familiar I become the more it becomes an extension of me. Would a sculpter use a different set of chisels on each statue? Would a painter use unfamiliar brushes or canvas to creat their masterpiece? This thread is NOT directed at ANYONE, I am not keeping track of who buys what how often. I'm guessing I am in the minority here but does anyone agree with what I am saying?? Maybe it's just GAS, plain and simple!