Fun on a Sunday morning. (I'll disclose my score at some point. It's rather shocking. Intervention, anybody?) ---------- Do you spend more than 15 minutes a day gazing at the TalkBass classifieds? (5 points) If you spend more than 30 minutes a day on the TalkBass classifieds, add 5 points. If you spend more than an hour a day staring at TalkBass, eBay, Craigslist and online vendor sites, add another 5 points. Have you ever publicly praised one of your basses as a definite keeper or said this baby will be with me till I croak and within a year put the bass up for sale strictly to buy another bass? (10 points) Are you familiar with the current inventories of an online bass store? (5 points) Are you familiar with the current inventories of three or more online bass stores? (10 points) Have you ever decided you *must* have a particular bass model without ever having played that model? (5 points) Have you ever hidden a bass under a bed? (5 points) Have you ever taken delivery of a bass from the delivery person and scurried with the large, rectangular box to a private place before your significant other could notice? (5 points) Have you ever sold a bass strictly for the purpose of buying a new bass and later missed it? (5 points) Have you ever bought a bass, sold it, and then bought it back? (5 points) Have you ever bought a bass, sold it, bought it back, sold it and bought it back again? (10 points) Do you think about basses before falling asleep at least twice a week? (10 points) Have you ever been forced to cut back on other, more important expenses due to bass gear purchases? (10 points) Do you find yourself becoming infatuated with bass colors e.g. seafoam green lust or red fever? (5 points) Have you ever bought a model youve never owned before, say a Music Man StingRay, realized youre not a StingRay person, sold the StingRay and then later bought another? (10 points) Do you obsess over newfound flaws in your once-perfect bass? (5 points) Do you find yourself in a pattern of contemplating a new amp or cabinet purchase after a bass purchase and then a new bass purchase after an amp or cabinet purchase? (10 points) Have you ever taken delivery of a great bass, played it a while and then returned to the classifieds to look at more great basses? (10 points) ---------- If you scored 10-25 points, you may have light to moderate G.A.S. If you scored 25-50 points, you have serious G.A.S. If you scored over 50 points, you could fill the tank of a 73 Buick with your G.A.S.