I can. I never thought it was possible but I have not bought any gear int the last six months other than string(if that even counts as gear). I am so happy with my basses and guitars for that matter that i dont need to have the latest top of the line anything. And all the fancy schmancy basses dont cut it. I have several basses i love them all. And all I use effects wise is distortion and wah. i dont need or want anything else. So I guess I dont get GAS because I am satisfied with what I have. Maybe thats the underlying cause of GAS , not being satisfied with what you already have gear wise.