My first bass was 4 string Peavey from the MAX starter kit (or whatever the starter kit was named back then). A cherry red hunk-o-junk with fret buzz that could start an earthquake. But it was my bass.
I didn’t appreciate it when I had it.
This post is about appreciating the gear you’ve got, no matter how crappy, fret buzzy, or otherwise horrible it seems to be. Just remember that it’s your gear.
But that doesn’t mean you deserve better, or need to move on. I am 100% sure I took the right step when I got my next bass, even if I do miss that cherry red.
Sometimes you have to let go in order to grow (or something along those lines). Think about your gear and whether you deserve an upgrade, even though it can be hard to let go sometimes.