Alright so I'm posting this hoping to hear some different view points on a potentially regretful decision. I'm aware of the fact that you don't know me from Adam but it's always refreshing to try and gain some perspective through others. I've got 4 basses: EBMM Classic 'Ray 4, Fender AVRI '62 Jazz w/ Fralins, Fender AVRI '63 Precision w/ Fralins, and a limited ed. '01 Gibson 'bird. I own these because I appreciate each type of sound. It's taken me a few years to get to these instruments. Some personal insight: My wife and I just got married this past October. We managed to pay for the wedding upfront and things are tight now. Her full time job has become (very) unstable causing me to look into alternative and creative financial solutions until we're both back up and running again. I could unload these basses to build some savings and pay off bills faster. She has already expressed to me how upset it would make her to find out I sold off my entire collection just because of money. No kids, No gigs, No band, no mortgage, good credit, etc... I'm poking around with the idea of selling these instruments to fund a Lakland 55-02 and banking the rest to help our situation. I've seen and heard videos of these basses coping believable P, J, and 'ray tones, but for the T-bird I might be out of luck. What would you do? Sell the collection, pick up the 55-02, and bank the cash? Or enjoy the collection, weather the storm, and keep the wife happy? I appreciate your taking the time to read this.