GAS ATTACK: KILOTON 5!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, May 12, 2017.

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  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    This bass is awesome and I want one. I just know that it won't be long before I want something else. Heck, after the Caprice, I even like PJ basses now. I know my Mustang PJ is a knockout! If I live long enough, I will be saying how much I live Hofner Club Basses and Gibson EBOs.:roflmao:

    I can easily imagine situations where I cannot buy more basses, just like I cannot run out and buy a BMW M5, but I think I will on Death's Door when I stop wanting basses. Some say buy something really expensive, and your GAS will die. I did that for about five years straight, and it did not work. I cannot afford to act on it as much as I like, but my GAS will only die when I do.
     
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  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I know that I have said something like this maybe a dozen times before, but it really just hit me that recognizing I am not capable of getting over my GAS probably makes it easier to say no and be more selective about what I buy because the most common justification for GAS was "this is the one, this bass or amp will end my GAS!" Frankly, that is a load of bovine natural fertilizer! Sooner or later, and with the internet, it's usually sooner, something else pops up that is also a must have. It is also important to note that are certain basses that I have really wanted but never got, and in never getting them, the desire never left, but it became very manageable, kind of like with girls that were crushes with which I never had a shot. Those women never stopped being attractive to me, but I kept living, and one day, they just did not matter the way they used to.
     
  3. gwangi

    gwangi

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    I'm so glad I'm not the only one with this problem!!!!
     
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  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I feel that there is no point in feeling bad about it. The smart thing to do is to manage it so any purchases I make are smart, and keep me happy a long time.
     
  5. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Wise words, Doc. Enjoy the weekend, and play some good music.
     
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  6. When I saw this today on FB I anticipated your post. I'm not a 5 string guy but really want to try one out.
     
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  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    It comes in four too.:bassist:
     
  8. I know but I'm going to have to try a 5 at some point and this one has my interest.
     
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  9. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    For me, that's got more appeal than the Stingray 5 I used to own.
     
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  10. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    Website does not state string spacing at the bridge. Anyones guess? 19? 18?
     
  11. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I'll see you both at the counseling session...
     
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  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think it is 17mm which is standard with G&L.
     
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  13. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Doc.......Bob Newhart says......Stop It!
     
  14. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    say it ain't so!
     
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  15. Looks cool.
     
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  16. lowfreqgeek

    lowfreqgeek

    Mar 15, 2010
    Tijeras, NM
    All G&L 5-strings are 17mm at the bridge.

    This has the slightly wider 1.875" nut width, compared with the 1.75" L and M-series 5 strings.
     
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  17. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That's good to know!
     
  18. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    I say go for it! :D;)
     
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  19. 1. I dig the look of the 4+1 headstock - a welcome return after G&L made only 3+2 headstocks for its 5-string basses for years.

    2. The coil splitter switch is great. It makes this basically 3 basses in one, in comparison to a P bass or a Stingray.
     
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  20. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That system is no joke. The Fernandes Atlas has the exact same system, and also does a remarkable Stingray imitation.

    I love the 4+1 headstock too.