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Anyone ever run outa gas?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by joel406, Oct 24, 2020.


  1. joel406

    joel406

    Dec 27, 2013
    Florida
    I’m sure this has been covered before but I find myself totally satisfied with my gear.

    Over satisfied even.

    4 wonderful amp heads. 5 great cabs.

    And 3 of the best Basses I’ve ever owned.

    I can’t find any instrument or amplification that interest me. But oh how I love to use what I got.

    Anyone else finding they have arrived at gear heaven?
     
  2. ItsmeSantiago

    ItsmeSantiago

    Nov 23, 2015
    You sound disappointed being content and having money in your bank account.
     
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  3. You don't have one of these. Me neither for another week. But, it'll be together by Christmas. Mines getting cut for a big single in the j neck spot, and a music man in the bridge. Gonna be dope! Screenshot_20201007-112623_eBay.jpg
     
  4. G.A.S. free for a while now & glad of it, these days I kind of feel contempt for the 'gotta have one more' mentality that gets thrown around & accepted as gospel-truth.
     
  5. I understand. I am pleased to say I am really enjoying what I have. I do need a new head to replace the one I currently use, but it will likely be a backup. I no longer have any interest in any new basses either. I may even sell some of what I have, since I have a daughter who is soon to start college.
    Enjoy what you have.
     
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  6. Tubehed

    Tubehed

    Oct 27, 2011
    Today I'm content. One day at a time. ;)
     
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  7. Horseflesh

    Horseflesh

    Sep 22, 2020
    Seattle-ish
    I'm currently 99% content. I am a beginner, and I have everything I need to keep learning. More gear won't help me... it will just distract me. (The other 1% is me wondering if I'd be better off with flatwounds.)

    If anyone knows where to buy talent though, please post a link.
     
  8. As far as amps go, I ran out of gas in 1975 when I bought my first SVT. First good bass was a Fender P bass and I like many others but the P bass (now P.J) is still my go to bass. Now I just buy more.:laugh:
     
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  9. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    I’m at the point of only buying what I actually need. I play a few other instruments besides bass and recently my mandolin was having some issues that couldn’t easily be fixed so I bought a new mandolin. As far as bass equipment is concerned I have more than I can justify.
     
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  10. GAS??? WILL IT EVER END??? Not for me. I am cursed. I have tried rehabilitation many times. Whoa is me. There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as the next bass instrument and a good vintage amp. Ohhhh... Whoa is me.
     
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  11. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
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  12. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    I like looking at shiny things, but I realize I have good equipment. Play what you have.
     
  13. Hi, my name is DJ Bebop and I'm a G.A.S.-a-holic!
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    Last edited: Oct 24, 2020
  14. krfoss

    krfoss Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    You said the magic words. Tempting the gods. Your gas returning in 5... 4... 3... 2....
     
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  15. Sean150

    Sean150

    Jul 18, 2018
    I thought I was GAS free, but I just bought a banjo so maybe... while I guess that BAS not GA S.. BAS.....S, darn it now I need a new bass:banghead:
     
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  16. Samatza

    Samatza

    Apr 15, 2019
    I think I’m over it now. My gear gets replaced when it’s unreliable and instruments just get maintained, I don’t feel the need for something new.
     
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  17. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    I though I was done for a while... really. Then this Jazz pops up on eBay for a really good price. I didn't need it, I had acquired some really nice basses over that last few months... and I'm not really a Jazz guy, but damn....
    So maybe now I'm done. God I hope...
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  18. Spent a lifetime honing it down to the gear I have now, feel like I've got it pretty well nailed at this point. Only took 40-some years.

    The only cavit would be if I were to find a bass that I just absolutely had to have at a price I absolutely couldn't pass on. Which is kind of how I ended up with the last 3 - 4...
     
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  19. L Anthony

    L Anthony Supporting Member

    May 14, 2009
    Ohio
    At the moment I have neither GAS (nor its slightly lesser cousin, GRS - Gear Replacement Syndrome). But I'm not telling my doctor; last time I did that he scheduled me for three appointments in three weeks, one with a specialist. :eek:
     
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  20. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

    Sep 28, 2002
    It’s a recurring illness. You will likely have a relapse....
     
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