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can anyone relate to this ...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by himluis1, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. himluis1


    Sep 28, 2012
    hello , as many of u already know , I own a fender jazz bass 2007 mim and a 2013 squier p.bass chris aiken signature ... both are in new conditions , set up was done , new strings and all , i take care of them like nothing else ... and then i see other bass , and i just want to sell them and everything i have to get my hands on that sunburst jazz bass ... is this normal , i only had the squier for 5 months and the jazz for about a year ... in the past 2 years i have sold and bought more than 6 bass guitars ... can anyone relate to this ???
  2. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
  3. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    G.A.S? Never heard if it! :bag:
  4. BboogieXVII


    Feb 4, 2013
    Practice is the cure for gas.

    Most people will not know whether you are playing a 4k boutique instrument or a hundred dollar pawn shop special, and they coudn't care less. Having a nice playing instrument is important though, so you have to balance your wants with your real needs I think.
  5. From 2006 to now I've averaged 3 new basses a year they come and go but you're not the only one.
  6. skychief


    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    No worries. This is completely normal.
  7. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Dude...I must have told the wifey "this is the bass to end all basses!" at least a dozen times. Every year I have to come up with a reason my current bass is somehow impacting her life in a negative way. Its just the way of the universe.
  8. Marko 1

    Marko 1

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Similar problem, but mine is a bit worse.

    I don’t sell the old stuff.
  9. himluis1


    Sep 28, 2012
    i keep thinking that one day my bass will give up on me even when i know that it has been working great , i do the proper set ups and replace strings and all ... i see all this different people with 10 and 15 year old basses and i just can't see my self keeping one for that long ... right now my 2 basses are working great , but i keep thinking well if i go with new gear ill be in better shape ... crazy
  10. himluis1


    Sep 28, 2012
    this r my current basses !!!
  11. A temporary cure of my gas has been getting work done to my current basses (new frets or fret dressing and even modding) it's been working in a way but I'm still spending money.
  12. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member


    Problem is I don't think I could work on mine any more unless I purposefully broke something.
  13. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    hahahaha oh ma Lord! I am the SAME exact way. I dont know how many times Ive told my girl, "I know I said it before but I am done after this one (pedal/amp/cab), I swear. I have all I need and pretty much want so I will be taking it easy for a while after this one". Then 3 or 4 days goes by and Im saying, "Ive wanted that for so long, I must get it this time because I never know if this chance will pop up again!".

    You are quite normal my friend. GAS is strong with some of us. Very strong. a few basses over the period you described isnt that bad.
  14. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    You aren't that bad at all

    This is just an excerpt off my TB profile (basses only-not gear)

    Current Setup:
    detuned basses:

    Yamaha Attitude Ltd II lava red
    Yamaha Attitude Ltd II all black
    Squier active deluxe Jazz V
    G&L L2500 Premium (3TS)
    G&L L2500 Premium (IQS)
    G&L L2500 Premium (BLB)
    G&L L2500 "carved"
    regular basses:

    Epiphone T-Bird Classic (Hipshot GB7)
    Yamaha Rbx350 (EMGhz/Hipshot GB7)
    Squier CV Jazz (2xS.Duncan's QPound)
    Fender S.Harris WestHam Utd Precision
    Fender Precision jr. (Model1)+(ModelP)
    TraceElliot T-Bass T-2
    Eko Florence Acoustic
    Previously owned gear:

    Ibanez Soundgear SR405N
    Ibanez Soundgear SR500M
    Ibanez Soundgear SR700AM
    Ibanez Soundgear SRXXV Premium
    Ibanez Soundgear SR4500 Prestige
    Ibanez DougWimbish Bass Prestige
    Ibanez PaulGray Bass
    Ibanez Icb 200
    Ibanez Atk 200 Limited
    Ibanez Atk 800 Premium
    Ibanez Atk1200 Prestige
    Yamaha BB 714 BillySheehan lava red
    Yamaha BB 714 BillySheehan all black
    Clover Apeiròn HJ5
    Epiphone T-Bird Pro
    Esp/Ltd Frank Bello
    Esp/Ltd Phoenix 204
    Fender Usa Std Jazz
    Fender American Jazz
    Fender Standard Jazz
    Fender BlackTop Jazz
    Fender GeddyLee Jazz
    Fender FrankBello Jazz
    Fender MikeDirnt Precision
    Fender Standard Precision
    Fender RogerWaters Precision
    Squier CV Tele Precision (QPound/BT1)
    Squier VM Tele Precision (ModelP/BT7)

  15. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Yep...my "previously" owned catalogue is pretty large. I just look at it as I have a better idea of what I like an dislike now because if it. I've pretty much owned or had extensive access to one from every category at some point:
    Active, passive, short scale, hollowbody, neck through, bolt on, 5 string, 6 string, boutique, budget, fretless...

    Every time I think I've tried 'em all, something new pops up. I still have yet to crack the 'fanned fret' nut.
  16. Yep. An empty wallet works also.

    One benefit of being new and in a position where you can buy and sell is that it's a good way to find what fits you best. If you have gear that you love, it generates desire to get better.
  17. Is this a rhetorical question?

    Damn! Mine's not quite this large...but here's what I've owned (in chronological order).

    1996 Fender Standard Precision (Still own, but it's in pieces and won't have P-bass pickups when I'm done)
    Cort C5 (sold 1.5 years after buying)
    G&L Tribute L-2000 (Sold 3 months after buying)
    Ibanez SR305 (Returned 2 days after purchase)
    Cort T35 (Returned 10 days after purchase)
    Ibanez BTB 6 string (Partial trade for next bass after 6 months)
    Fender American Special Precision (Returned after 2 weeks)
    Spector ReBop 5DLX (Still own)
    Fender Active Deluxe Jazz V (Partial Trade for next bass after 3 months)
    Fender American Standard Precision V (Traded & received Cash for next bass after 2 months)
    Spector NS-2000/5 (Sold 4 months later)
    Fender Classic 50s Precision (Sold 5 months later)
    Squier Affinity P-bass (Upgraded pickup/pots/pickguard & now selling after 2 months)
    Squier VM Jag V (Still own, may trade for the right 5-er)
  18. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    sounds familiar...I think that's how I ended up with a lot more gear than I really need.
    But it got crazy earlier this year and sold 6 instruments in 6 weeks. It felt good to let some things go.
  19. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    i am glad i have three basses, because one is getting refretted, one is getting rewired, and the other one is ready to go, and these are basses number 6, 7, and 8, the other one's just weren't right for the music or my hands i guess, so i got rid of them
  20. Dave12


    Apr 28, 2010
    Dallas, Texas
    I cannot get over the GAS. I had an inspiration on WIS (Wife Interference Syndrome) so the last bass I bought I had my wife's name inscribed on the back of the headstock. Silence. All is well.

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