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G.A.S. Anonymous

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by iwearpumas, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    Hello, my name is Desmund, and I am addicted to acquiring gear.
  2. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Yamaha, Fender, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc!

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    Hello Desmund. My name is Marc, and I loved getting shiny new basses. I'm on my way out of the program.
  3. remainthesame


    Sep 24, 2008
    hello marc, my name is jacob and i cant stop buying/selling/trading amps
  4. BigOkie


    Nov 28, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    Hello, Jacob. My name is Jim and I have frittered away a small fortune on amps, cabinets, basses, strings, bridges. . . .all to try and achieve perfect "tone". Lately I've been trolling the effects and pedals forum. The bottom (ha!) can't be far away.
  5. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    If only there was a cure. But then I look at the "professional" big time bass players, and they are always getting new gear. So I don't think there is.
  6. hey man! i don't need your group. i can quit anytime i want. i'm just a social gear nut........
  7. 1960jbass

    1960jbass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    Berwick, PA
    Hello all, my name is Drew and allthough I don't need any more gear, I can't stop looking and thinking "if I only had a few extra dollars...."
  8. Luke S Mouse

    Luke S Mouse

    Jun 5, 2009
    I swear to gear, I'm not God.
  9. huckleberry1

    huckleberry1 Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    My name is John & I've been taking prescribed thorozine to alieviate GAS, but now I just drool & play slower.
  10. Gaolee

    Gaolee Outta my way! I'm caffeinated! Supporting Member

    Hi. I can give it up any time I want to. Really.
  11. ddhm


    Mar 18, 2011
    Memphis Tn USA
    Hang on, wait just a sec... are you insinuating that there are people without G.A.S.?
  12. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    Definition of a GASaholic: someone who buys more gear than you do.

    My wife's definition of a GASaholic: anyone with more than one bass and rig.

    GC's definition of a GASaholic: our target customer!! (Will you little wankers please stop slapping and BUY something already!?!)

  13. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    Hello everyone. It's nice to be attending my first GA meeting.

    I suffer from BASS (Buy And Sell Stuff).

    It started as GAS, and developed into BASS.
  14. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    My wife believes I only need 1 bass.
  15. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Yamaha, Fender, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc!

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    My as long as I break even and aren't spending more money on instruments, my fiancee is ok with my basses. She has commented on how pretty all of them are. I'm glad this is coming to a close.
  16. 4StringAxe


    Jul 27, 2009
    If I can stay GAS free for a month, do I get anything equivalent to a sobriety token ? :D
    Maybe if we can collect enough of them they can be traded in for gear !
  17. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Crazy talk!

    In any case, the total $$$ I have spent on shipping basses and guitars over the last 5 years would easily fund a new Sadowsky NYC.

    Luckily I have 2 expensive customs on order and still owe $$$ on those. Any other GAS fuelled purchases would have to involve me selling vital organs or something illegal.
  18. jason_cfh


    Sep 6, 2013
    My name is Jason and I recently relapsed buying my now, eighth bass, just last month.
  19. 4StringAxe


    Jul 27, 2009
    Go the illegal route first, the vital organs are for when every
    other option goes south.
  20. bass geetarist

    bass geetarist

    Jul 29, 2013
    hello, my name is bass geetarist, and I bought 6 geetars/bass geetars in the last year, not to mention three I bought and traded in