Sure, it's nice to have a well crafted expensive bass.But what are you really paying for? I was at Cream City Music the other day over my lunch hour.I was playing a 2,000.00 Lake Land. It looked great and it felt nice and the sound was good. So was the 149.00 Squire Mustang bass. I guess I am no one to talk, I have 9 basses, I play all of them.I usually bring 2-3 to every show.