Something else I thought we could chew on: I happen to have a very fine piano in my studio. It's one of the things that sets me apart from a lot of other studios in my area, so it helps with creating my "niche". I even get a number of projects from other studios when the artist wants to add some "real" piano tracks. I could conceivably survive without it, as plenty of clients aren't using it as a major part of their projects, but it definitely generates business. I've been considering getting a decent drum kit (DW's maybe?), and I've heard a lot of people here discussing their guitar/guitar amp collections. I guess my question is, do others find it important to supply real instruments to their clients? In the case of drums and guitars it's not that much of a hassle for the musicians to bring their own. But in the case of a grand piano or a B-3 it's more than just a conveninece. I do keep a large collection of percussion instruments around. I find it very handy in case the artist is inspired to try throwing on a tambourine, shakir, or triangle track when the inspiration strikes. So, what are others doing?