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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I've had my TL-5 for one year now. It is a joy to keep a bass for "this long." It's been a while since I have kept a bass long enough to really learn it the way I know this old Peavey.
  2. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I keep hoping to have that feeling one day :)
    Every new bass I buy, I say "this is the one". I guess I'm still on that search.
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    To be honest, I have had dozens of potential keepers, I was just too full of GAS to use any common sense and chill.
  4. For those of you that don't know the good DR Cheese - keeping a bass for over a year is one for the record books! :D
  5. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I don't know how many "keepers" I've sold. I had a Yamaha B605 for quite a while. I've been playing my Geddy Lee for a few months now.

    I still want to have a Roscoe again, just not sure how many strings to go with - 4 or 5.
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Before I started working, I kept my one good bass, a Rickenbacker 4000, for over seven years. Once I started working, and especially when I got credit, I lost control! My responsibilities changed, and the economy changed. It actually feels good to just play what I own and not break my neck getting some music store looking at something I don't need.
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Get a 5, that way you have a four too.
  8. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Probably a good idea.
  9. giacomini


    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    Nice, congrats!

    I had my Fender P-Plus for a little more than 2 years, that was the longer time I owned a bass.

    This year I had another anniversary, too, but it happened when I completed 1 year waiting for a bass to get built by a local luthier :D Actually it got done and the wait was totally worth!
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Congrats and post a picture!
  11. Baird6869

    Baird6869 LET'S GO BLUE JAYS...(in 2016)...LET'S GO!!

    I played the same Fender P and Gibson G3 for many years.... Then I found TalkBass.:bawl::spit:

    After 5-6 years and 60-70 basses later.... I am hoping the Fodera I just ordered will cure my GAS and be with me for a VERY long time.

    If not, I am giving up bass and taking up drums, tuba or piano.... Don't see many tuba players posting they have "TAS" for a 12th tuba!:bag:
  12. FileBass


    May 9, 2012
    I have my squire for 5 years now even though it sucks. Keeping cheapies has its positive side too, I can do everything and not afraid it will be any worse.
    I sanded my squire's neck down to reduce the sticky feels. Experiment and learn how to do setup and learn my preferred setup.
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I have learned that we chose to have GAS. No one has to run off and buy more gear. If you find that you simply cannot afford to buy gear, it is amazing how quickly the urge dies down. Countless bassists become great with one bass, having two is really gravy.:):bassist:
  14. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Banned Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Hey Doc! I took full advantage of your GAS a while back. And your old Roscoe Beck Sig 5 is my keeper. But I'm glad you are happy with what you have. After all, that's what it's all about!

    By the way, no pic = no 1 year anniversary bass! I don't believe it 'til I see it!
  15. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Yeah cheese, those TL5's are great basses! Also, I bought my "silver" am. standard jazz last novemeber (exactly one year ago). Cheers! :)

  16. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    So I congrat Doc for his anniversary, but I'm actually
    19 years with Yamaha RBX350;
    17 years with Yamaha BBN5...

    2 1/2 years with Yamaha Attitude Limited II lava red;
    1 1/2 years with Yamaha Attitude Limited II all black;

    1 anniversary since my ordering of the Steve Harris Old West Ham Precision to a confident luthier (that had it to me out of Fender parts) and I received a few weeks ago

    everything else (guitars apart, that I never mentioned ove here) is "younger"

    But I've to say that is not connected to TalkBass, or previous bass or guitars forums

    It's just me ("... and my bass guitar..." thanx mighty Vic)
    and my G.A.S.!

  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    I've had my Tobias 4 for 32 years. It does feel good.
  18. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    happy anniversary fine Doctor!!!
  19. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    One bass I've had since I bought it new, 2002 P-bass. My Precision V, I've had 2 years now. Both work fine.
  20. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    My Geddy Lee doing it for me these days. I still lust after a Roscoe, but a P would probably be a more practical choice.