can anyone relate to this ...
hello , as many of u already know , I own a fender jazz bass 2007 mim and a 2013 squier p.bass chris aiken signature ... both are in new conditions , set up was done , new strings and all , i take care of them like nothing else ... and then i see other bass , and i just want to sell them and everything i have to get my hands on that sunburst jazz bass ... is this normal , i only had the squier for 5 months and the jazz for about a year ... in the past 2 years i have sold and bought more than 6 bass guitars ... can anyone relate to this ???
G.A.S? Never heard if it! :hiding:
Practice is the cure for gas.
Most people will not know whether you are playing a 4k boutique instrument or a hundred dollar pawn shop special, and they coudn't care less. Having a nice playing instrument is important though, so you have to balance your wants with your real needs I think.
From 2006 to now I've averaged 3 new basses a year they come and go but you're not the only one.
No worries. This is completely normal.
Dude...I must have told the wifey "this is the bass to end all basses!" at least a dozen times. Every year I have to come up with a reason my current bass is somehow impacting her life in a negative way. Its just the way of the universe.
Similar problem, but mine is a bit worse.
I don’t sell the old stuff.
i keep thinking that one day my bass will give up on me even when i know that it has been working great , i do the proper set ups and replace strings and all ... i see all this different people with 10 and 15 year old basses and i just can't see my self keeping one for that long ... right now my 2 basses are working great , but i keep thinking well if i go with new gear ill be in better shape ... crazy
this r my current basses !!!
A temporary cure of my gas has been getting work done to my current basses (new frets or fret dressing and even modding) it's been working in a way but I'm still spending money.
Problem is I don't think I could work on mine any more unless I purposefully broke something.
You are quite normal my friend. GAS is strong with some of us. Very strong. a few basses over the period you described isnt that bad.
This is just an excerpt off my TB profile (basses only-not gear)
Yamaha Attitude Ltd II lava red
Yamaha Attitude Ltd II all black
Squier active deluxe Jazz V
G&L L2500 Premium (3TS)
G&L L2500 Premium (IQS)
G&L L2500 Premium (BLB)
G&L L2500 "carved"
Epiphone T-Bird Classic (Hipshot GB7)
Yamaha Rbx350 (EMGhz/Hipshot GB7)
Squier CV Jazz (2xS.Duncan's QPound)
Fender S.Harris WestHam Utd Precision
Fender Precision jr. (Model1)+(ModelP)
TraceElliot T-Bass T-2
Eko Florence Acoustic
Previously owned gear:
Ibanez Soundgear SR405N
Ibanez Soundgear SR500M
Ibanez Soundgear SR700AM
Ibanez Soundgear SRXXV Premium
Ibanez Soundgear SR4500 Prestige
Ibanez DougWimbish Bass Prestige
Ibanez PaulGray Bass
Ibanez Icb 200
Ibanez Atk 200 Limited
Ibanez Atk 800 Premium
Ibanez Atk1200 Prestige
Yamaha BB 714 BillySheehan lava red
Yamaha BB 714 BillySheehan all black
Clover Apeir˛n HJ5
Epiphone T-Bird Pro
Esp/Ltd Frank Bello
Esp/Ltd Phoenix 204
Fender Usa Std Jazz
Fender American Jazz
Fender Standard Jazz
Fender BlackTop Jazz
Fender GeddyLee Jazz
Fender FrankBello Jazz
Fender MikeDirnt Precision
Fender Standard Precision
Fender RogerWaters Precision
Squier CV Tele Precision (QPound/BT1)
Squier VM Tele Precision (ModelP/BT7)
Active, passive, short scale, hollowbody, neck through, bolt on, 5 string, 6 string, boutique, budget, fretless...
Every time I think I've tried 'em all, something new pops up. I still have yet to crack the 'fanned fret' nut.
One benefit of being new and in a position where you can buy and sell is that it's a good way to find what fits you best. If you have gear that you love, it generates desire to get better.
1996 Fender Standard Precision (Still own, but it's in pieces and won't have P-bass pickups when I'm done)
Cort C5 (sold 1.5 years after buying)
G&L Tribute L-2000 (Sold 3 months after buying)
Ibanez SR305 (Returned 2 days after purchase)
Cort T35 (Returned 10 days after purchase)
Ibanez BTB 6 string (Partial trade for next bass after 6 months)
Fender American Special Precision (Returned after 2 weeks)
Spector ReBop 5DLX (Still own)
Fender Active Deluxe Jazz V (Partial Trade for next bass after 3 months)
Fender American Standard Precision V (Traded & received Cash for next bass after 2 months)
Spector NS-2000/5 (Sold 4 months later)
Fender Classic 50s Precision (Sold 5 months later)
Squier Affinity P-bass (Upgraded pickup/pots/pickguard & now selling after 2 months)
Squier VM Jag V (Still own, may trade for the right 5-er)
sounds familiar...I think that's how I ended up with a lot more gear than I really need.
But it got crazy earlier this year and sold 6 instruments in 6 weeks. It felt good to let some things go.
i am glad i have three basses, because one is getting refretted, one is getting rewired, and the other one is ready to go, and these are basses number 6, 7, and 8, the other one's just weren't right for the music or my hands i guess, so i got rid of them
I cannot get over the GAS. I had an inspiration on WIS (Wife Interference Syndrome) so the last bass I bought I had my wife's name inscribed on the back of the headstock. Silence. All is well.
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