i was watching U2 friday and i had a thought. adam clayton was playing a lakland joe osborn and i was thinking he could probably play anything from a mexican j bass to a fodera butterfly thing, and i don't think i would have heard the difference (and if i didn't, almost no one else would have either). you folks ever think that we spend alot of time and money on gear that no one notices? is GAS just an expensive (but fun) hobby? i think it is. do they have recovery programs by the way? p.s. would a blindfold sound test by talkbass gurus be surprising?