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Bass Acronyms

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StringMan50, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. StringMan50


    Jan 12, 2004
    What are these Bass Acronyms and what do they mean. If you know of other please list them.

  2. Rod B.

    Rod B.

    Jun 11, 2002
    GAS=Gear Acquisition Syndrome, MIM=Made In Mexico, MIJ=Made In Japan, SR5=StingRay 5, you'll also see MM5 which is Music Man 5.

  3. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Not sure about the last, but...

    GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome

    MIM = Made in Mexico (referring to Fenders)

    MIJ = Made in Japan (referring to Fenders)
  4. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    MM5 could also refer to Marcus Miller 5
  5. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002

    I've been wondering for quite a while if GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) is a real condition?
    - or is it just an excuse made up, by the needy Bassplayer

    Please explain :hyper:
  6. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Yes, it is a disease and it's sorta like alcoholism. To the best of my knowledge there is no 12 step program for it yet and maybe there should be. Perhaps we here on TB could do the world a service by starting one.

    Step 1: I'm powerless over bass gear and my life is unmanageable.
  7. Rod B.

    Rod B.

    Jun 11, 2002
    We tried a 12 step program... but when someone would share their testimony, the room would empty and you'd find everyone in a music store with cash or plastic in hand!


  8. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    There sure is a 12 step program for it...

    Keep buying basses. By the 12th one, you *should* be cured. I'm on step 8 myself with 9 and 10 in the works.
  9. troll


    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago area
    Heck YEAH! I've got a ways to go then... :help:

  10. Flanders


    Oct 30, 2002
    Reno, NV
    There is a 12 half step program to cure GAS.
  11. No! I don't have gas! How could you think that?

    Antithesis of step 1: Bass gear is power. More bass gear is more power! That's why we have PLX3002 amplifiers, right? (3000 w@4 ohms bridged) "Luke, feel the powaaahhh! It is your destiny!"

    another acronym - R.I. - reissue.
  12. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Also, Fender CS = Custom Shop.

    POS = piece of something, can't remember right now.

    Did we already do MIK, MIJ, CIJ, MIA, MIM?
  13. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Some pickup acronyms:

    J/J: Jazz Bass configuration.
    P/J: Precision neck/Jazz bridge configuration.
    H: Single Humbucker.
    HH: Dual Humbuckers.
    S/HH: Single-coil neck/Humbucker bridge.
    SB: Soapbar (housing - can be any of the above *inside*)
  14. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    WWJD = What Would Jaco Do

    WWJTD = What Would JT Do

    IMO = In My Opinion (the three most important words in TB that somehow seem to be left off almost every post).

    J/MM = Jazz Pickup Neck / Music Man Bridge

    MM/J = Music Man Pickup Neck / J Bridge
  15. Sigma B

    Sigma B

    Mar 31, 2004
    STFU = Shut The **** Up.

    hrmmmmm perhaps not a bass acronym :D
  16. Kind of off topic, but one of the funniest acronym uses I ever saw was something that was posted on a message board by a message board newbie:

    "What the **** does *** mean?"
  17. Sigma B

    Sigma B

    Mar 31, 2004

    *oh... that's Laugh my @$$ off btw.... which is by the way, but YMMV....... which is Your milage my vary.......ACK!!! it's a viscious cycle :D
  18. silky smoove

    silky smoove

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Not bass related, but an acronym that actually became the common name for something is: SCUBA. It was originally an acronym for: Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, but its become the name of the system rather than the acronym for the full name...... wow that was a pointless post....
  19. Mobay45

    Mobay45 The artist formerly known as "Big Daddy"

    Apr 28, 2004
    Irving, TX
    If the GAS gets too bad, you could always try GasX. That's what my wife always makes me take anyway. She gets tired of always having to buy air freshener.
  20. what about 'bump'.....what does that mean. That's the only one I haven't figured out :crying: