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Bad GAS! HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, May 22, 2001.


  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    I'm serious. It started with the last Bass Player issue that I complained about. The new Ibanez Ergodyne bass. I always hated Ibanez basses, but the weirdness of the new one got me. Now they have it at my local store, I played it, really liked it, and I'm obsessed. I want to buy it.

    I DON'T NEED ANOTHER BASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There are contless other things I could really use the money for - bills for one - a vacation, an amp, clothes, a workout bench I need, going to the dentist, etc., etc.

    I DON'T NEED ANOTHER BASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Help please! I really don't want to drop the dough, but that damn obsession has kicked in.
     
  2. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    You dont need more than one and you already have loads. So convince yourself that you dont need it and buy it anyway. It will cover up that gold mask you use as underwear so it cant be a bad thing.

    :)
     
  3. NJXT

    NJXT

    Jan 9, 2001
    Lyon, FRANCE
    Sell one (or some ?) before buying the Ibanez.
    You'll feel less bad about yourself.
    That's what I do ... and sometimes regret to have sold this or that bass. But I've never regretted to buy them ;)
     
  4. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Yeeees you dooo! :p
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.ibanez.com/2001/EDA/EDA_specs/images/EDA-Intro_11.jpg"><img src="http://www.ibanez.com/2001/EDA/EDA_specs/images/neck.jpg">
    Might this be the bass you want? Come on buy it. I won't let anyone play it till you come in!!!!! :D:)

    P.S. Wanna sell your Sterling?:)
     
  6. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Stop......walkback very slowly.....no sudden movements towards your wallet....... your almost to the door.......the salesman doesnt see you yet..........open the door....and....RUN!!!!!
     
  7. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    I was considering that, but the salesman is Nino - now he'll be expecting it thanks very much :p!
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'll have guards @ the door!!!! :)
     
  9. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Wait a month. If you don't pass any GAS during this time, buy it.
     
  10. Stangg

    Stangg Guest

    i have the best antidote for GAS known to mankind: NO MONEY.


    sigh....
     
  11. Nino, that is one seriously sexy looking bass!
     
  12. Nino, that is one seriously sexy looking bass!
     
  13. TheFrizzleFry

    TheFrizzleFry Guest

    Nov 21, 2000
    Stinktown, Pa, USA
    Once again my dumbness proceeds me... "What is GAS?" I ask of you kind people.
     
  14. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    G.A.S. - Gear Aquisition Syndrome (I think) - I haddta aks too a couple of months ago. My translation - It's when ya gotta keep spending money on stuff pretty much just for the sake of having more stuff.

    Ohhh Nino, ohhhhhhh - whattaya gotta do that for - as if the Ibanez catalog and Bass Player review aren't enough. It looks so nice in that picture too....

    Want to to buy a HODAD for $200. Anybody want to buy a Hodad for $200. I got stomp boxes, anyone want some guitar stomp boxes. How bout record albums - all the oldies - ummm.... my girlfriend? No wait, she let's me use her credit card to buy basses.
     
  15. TheFrizzleFry

    TheFrizzleFry Guest

    Nov 21, 2000
    Stinktown, Pa, USA
    *gives the nod to joe*

    Thanks Capn'. Well then apparently I have a pretty bad case of GAS too. I NEED A FRETLESS!!! Yargh!
     
  16. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    GAS? For an Ibanez? Perverse.
     
  17. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Hmn...this is worse than we though...GAS for an Ibeenhad....Give this man 300ccs of Sadowsky*! STAT! Get him to the ER..see those Eden paddles? Set them to 800hz! Apply Bartolini....Clear! Bzzzap! Nothing? Up it to 1khz of Aguilar! Bzzzap!..WHAT?? he still wants a Ibeenhad? Appy Modulus! Bzzap!...nothing?...sigh...just can't save them all. Nurse, clean up that Luthite the patient oozed on the floor, and let's call it a day...

    ;):D:D:D

    (*Or...insert what you consider a hugely better bass..)
     
  18. i can't get over how horrible the name looks above the bridge.
     
  19. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    And go to the dentist during that month :D
    If that doesn't cure your GAS, and your swollen wallet.....see a shrink :p ;)
     
  20. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    When I saw the new 2001 catalog, I thought :What's on Ibanez's mind!!!!!" Then as soon as the bass came into our store, I wasen't impressed. IMO the Fishman Peizo is VERY BRIGHT. The Singlr Ibanez pup sounded really nice alone. The bass looked like the designer was on ACID when he made it. I think the bass sounds good when both pups are on & you take some trebble off the Fishman pup BUT IT'S SOOOOOO UGLY!!!!!!!!!!! They should put the Fishman on a BTB-400 w/2 Ibanez pup's. IMO