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Being content with current gear

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Minger, Feb 23, 2006.


  1. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I've just come to the realization that I'm content with my current stuff for now. I mean, as cool as new gear always is, and Iw as about to get some more, I realized that what I've got now is serving me pretty well, and yadayadayada.

    Regardless, I doubt this will last long, but man, my stuff may be perfect soundwise, but to make up for it I'm just going to get better :hyper:
     
  2. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    Same thing happened to me when I (just recently) got my Para Driver. I just love the sounds I get from it.
     
  3. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Well, I mean I was about to get a third bass, but did some thinking, went back to playing my Ibanez (my first one) which I just restrung with Elixirs.

    Thumpity thump, guess whose in love again...
     
  4. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    I've got 70 bucks left to my 6'er, so once I get that... I'm pretty happy
     
  5. ras1983

    ras1983

    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    i will be satisfied once i get the stealth bongo 5er i have been wanting. this will be my first proper bass, so it should satisfy me for quite a while.
     
  6. Very happy here. Sometimes the GAS strikes, but meh - what I got is good.
     
  7. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    For the most part GAS doesn't really get to me anymore. I have four nice basses and a couple of nice amps/cabs. I have finally found that "icing on the cake" to complete my cab line up as well.

    The only thing I need is a 5/6 stringer for practicality reasons. Not really GAS'n for one but I really could use it.

    Yea, I'm pretty content with my setup. :cool:
     
  8. I look for excuses to buy new gear, but I haven't needed or even really wanted anything in almost a year and a half. I see the bass porn here on line and think - hmmm, a Stingray in discontinued Goblin Green Sparkle, yes... that would be sweet, but it is fleeting and then I am over it!

    MM Stingray 5
    Zon Sonus 4
    Tobias Growler 4 Fretless
    Hamer Chapparal 8
    Mesa V-Twin
    Chandler Tube Driver
    SWR Bass 350
    Hartke 410 XL
    SWR Big Ben 18
     
  9. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Wise words. I'm not quite there yet...but by vigilantly watching the amount of time I spend in the Amps/Basses/Effects forums I've really reduced my GAS.
     
  10. whitedk57

    whitedk57

    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    I have only been playing a year, so I have had some pretty bad GAS. I started out with a $50 bass to see if I liked it. Since then, I I have upgraded a few times.

    I currently am happy with my rig (Ashdown Mag300 and Avatar B115 Neo). I wouldn't mind a nice bass, because I built my own FrankenBass myself. It actually feels and plays pretty good, but I could go for an MIA Fender Jazz.
     
  11. I've been content for quite a while, the only thing I've been really after is a Trace V-series.. alas to no avail (damn you punkbass!stealing MY v6! ;))

    A sansamp or a EB MM wouldn't go a miss. But I'm VERY happy with my Grabbers and my Trace stack ;)

    There's nothing i really need... a Boss TU-2 and some new strings would be handy... but hey im in no real need!
     
  12. need4mospd

    need4mospd

    Dec 22, 2005
    Houston
    I've really been GAS'n for a nice pedal/effects setup and a 1x15 to add to my 4x10. And I've only had the 4x10 and new bass for a month. :(

    My problem has been that I've been in a big improvement trend lately and I feel my equipment might be holding me back in some areas.
     
  13. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    There's still a lot of things left on my list.
     
  14. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    I don't think I will ever be done.
    Thanks TB.
    Oh, and my wife thanks you guys as well.:D
     
  15. Most of the stuff I'm GASing over is recording equipment (matched pair of AKG 414s, ::drool:: ) so it's VERY expensive.

    If something really special or unique comes along, I might try to get it. In the mean time, I'm happy with what I have.

    Rock on
    Eric
     
  16. Wow, what a concept, especially on Talkbass!:D

    I find that the more I play, the less I think about new gear.
     
  17. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Heck Josh,

    It's fun learning on new gear too!
     
  18. No way I'll ever be satisfied.

    I want half a dozen basses in the end. Including two Sadowsky, a custom 6, another G&L, and a couple more.
    I want several different amps each worth several thousand, Eden stack and peavey classic 400 stack.
    I want a yamaha baby grand piano someday.
    I want two seperate pro drum kits no expense spared, one for heavier music, and a jazz kit.
    I want two more taylor acoustics, but definately custom made.
    I want PA gear that does not yet exist.
    Much more I could want after that, but right now I'll focus on the first 50 grand or so.......a boy can dream
     
  19. bassjus

    bassjus

    Mar 30, 2004
    Mass
    I gas for additions to my gear, not replacements. For what I do now the gear I have is perfect, but I'd like a nice fretless to mess around on.
     
  20. AxtoOx

    AxtoOx Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I finally done for now, my place looks like a music store, I have more than I need, but I have to admit, I spent a lot to get there. I play guitar too and have my daughters drum set here because she can't play it in her apmt. so I mean it REALLY looks like a music store.