Hello, all. This'll be my first post here on the forum, but I need this issue tended to. You see, my band is pursuing a progressive metal/art metal approach, and I play bass. I currently own an Ibanez Gio GSR205FM 5-String bass and a Johnson JG-622-E Jumbo acoustic bass. I only started in November of 2008 on a Dean Edge, but I received so much encouragement (I was "a natural", supposedly =/ ) from the guitarists in my friend circle/family that I sold it to a friend and scraped up enough money to afford the Johnson and Ibanez. And this happened in... February, I believe. I felt bad for switching so quickly, since my bandmates had been playing their guitars for over six years, or were playing their father's twenty-year-old Lead II (The pickups just crapped out at the last practice). And, now, I'm having another delusion of grandeur... The ESP LTD B-206 6-String bass. It's sort of pricey($440), or at least for me it is. If I tossed both of my guitars I could grab it up, but... I'm not sure if I want to do that, primarily because, well... I don't know, really. I just get this overwhelming guilty feeling when I think of getting a new guitar, since I'm not part of the richest family in the world, what with out cramped little apartment. On top of that, I'm afraid of what my bandmates will think when a newbie is waving around a $400 six string. Help ? D= Side note: I've played various "symphonic" instruments over the years and have a comfortable understanding of theory. And, yes, I got a band as a noob... They liked my playing that much. I may have to mention I'm only 14... And that's why I don't have license to pull money out of thin air... Also, this "band" actually has talent. It's not just a three chord rinse-and-repeat garage band.