Ending G.A.S.: here is my 12-step program

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by NickInMesa, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. This is going to be really hard. I am going to do this for a month. And then see how it goes...

    1-Do not visit gui**** Center (even for strings)
    2-Do not visit eBay, except for selling stuff
    3-Deactivate the daily eBay saved searched emails
    4-Do not visit Craig's List Musical Instruments section
    5-Deactivate the Craig's List Musical Instruments RSS feed from my Outlook
    6-Do not visit Pawn Shops
    7-Do not visit the Pawn Shop's Web sites either (like Maxit's)
    8-Do not visit the "basses" section of this Web site
    9-Deactivate the model & brand-related subscriptions from this Web site
    10-Do not watch gear-related Youtube videos
    11-Do not visit the manufacturer's Web sites
    12-Take a calm look at what I already have and repeat: "I have enough instruments, I am happy with them, I don't need anything new".
  2. Good luck......I'm starting to withdraw already.
  3. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin

    You forgot the main one.....DONT VIEW THE www.talkbass.com site......which is pretty hard to ignore..dont cha think?;)
  4. No, Line6, I already said I would avoid the basses section.

    But I can still come hear to read and post about other topics.
  5. thudfromafar

    thudfromafar Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    I would have to avoid at least half of the sections here.
  6. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin
    you did mention it....my bad;)
  7. kgoism


    Mar 26, 2008
    Here's my 2-step program:

    Make bank.

    Buy it.
  8. kingpin2512


    Aug 9, 2008
    I bet he lasts about two days.
  9. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    You forgot one ~ don't go to a NAMM show.
  10. spambot772


    Aug 31, 2007
    chris's 1 step gas ending program - get dead broke. can't buy anything with no money.
  11. You left out: Don't go to a GTG.
  12. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Isn't it line 8?
  13. ShirazBop


    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC
    Honorable effort...
  14. Well, day 2 has started but I have to admit that I scrambled through my box of electronic components and I have enough to make my own envelope pedal, so it's not GAS but GBS (Gear Building Syndrome).

    Is it cheating?
  15. Not if you build it yourself.
  16. ChrisB2

    ChrisB2 Bass... in your fass Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    TalkBass > Off Topic
    I'm much more affected by the Amps and Cabinets For Sale forum.

    So for me, your program is like an alcoholic removing all the liquor, wine, and beer from his home, but retaining a flask of whiskey. It just won't work.

  17. Chipsonfire


    Jul 20, 2007
    Socorro, NM
    My 2 step program:
    1) make less than $4k a year for 6 years in a row
    2) spend a few months living purely off the savings you manage scrape together in those 6 years
    You really learn what you NEED, as opposed to what you WANT :p
  18. WookieeForLife


    Sep 30, 2008
    Have a kid, wait 16 years, make him get a job, and show him how to play bass. He will buy the gear you "suggest" he should play.
  19. Laredo


    Nov 27, 2005
    Upstate, NY
    ....................On this program! :rollno:
  20. LuvMusic


    Aug 18, 2007
    Oak Park, IL
    It seems to me like you are trying to manage your addiction. Never works!

    Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over effects and our pedal boards had become unmanageable! :cool: