This might be more for those that have been playing bass for a few years, but whoever can play. #1: If you could go back in time & pick your 1st bass equipment (including bass guitar) knowing then what you know now, what would you have bought (my 1st bass rig was a real cheapo POS, so I won't say it has to be for the same price)? #2: If you could go back in time & replace your 1st really good bass rig (incl. BG) with something similar in price, what would you have gotten? #3: If you could replace your current rig (incl. BG) with something in the same general price range, what would you get? P.S. Relative newbies can collapse this down to two or one as appropriate. I will start it off. #1: About 1967 - Had a Noble Hofner-copy bass & Gregory (???) head & cab (never saw one since, but it was a POS). Give me Fender P bass, a Sunn Head & 215 JBL-loaded cab. #2: About 2000 - (well about 3 years earlier I got a EB MM StingRay 5, then...) Got a Demeter VTBP-201S, QSC PLX1602, & Bergantino HT322. In retrospect, I would have gotten a Fender Roscoe Beck V, Aguilar DB750, & a pair of Bergantino HT115. #3: Today I still have my trusty StingRay 5 & have a EA iAmp-600, a Yamaha PB-1 preamp + CP2000 power amp, & EA CX-310 -- now this (in any combination) is a really great-sounding rig, just heavy as all get-out. Would like to have a Valenti PJ 5 (w/ Nordy Big Split J pup & Nordy preamp) bass guitar, Genz Benz ShuttleMax 9.2, & a Baer ML212.