I've been thinning the herd quite a bit lately and would like to go with just 3 basses - a P, a J and a 5-string. My "keeper" in the P category is a oly white original '61 that I just love and my 5-string "keeper" is an F Bass Studio 5....which brings me to the j-bass issue. I have an opportunity to pick up a '66 j, all-original, candy-apple red with matching headstock - and yeah, it plays like butta' and has a smoking tone to boot. Of course, it's gonna cost me big time. To get it, I'd have to sell my 2 non-keepers: a Metro RV4 and a '58/'59 franken-p that I put together, AND add about $1500! But heck, for that kind of money I could get a used Fodera Emperor. I've resolved that 2005 is going to be a year of more learning than gassing for gear and the best way to achieve that is to have 3 basses that I will be very reluctant to part with. The '66 would be a dream bass, but so would the Fodera. Assuming you were in my shoes, what would be your call here?