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Had GAS........better now!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Johnny BoomBoom, Oct 26, 2001.


  1. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Well, had a dose of GAS but I think I'm over it now! After securing new employment - my former employer closed the facility that I worked in - I decided to treat my GAS with and intensive course of Retail Therapy (self prescibed of course!).

    My new bass is a Spector REX2000/5 in Holoflash Black - how do they do that finish!! It feels good, plays good, sounds good and looks good. It did require a slight change to my playing style as at first it was a bit uncomfortable to play (as pointed out by Nino in another thread!), but as I also have a six string explorer, adopting that playing stylehas worked wonders! Not too good with computers, so if you wanna see the Holoflash finish you can see a 4 stringer at www.ssdbass.com


    Also spent some of the redundancy money on upgrading my rig. Got a new Trace Elliot AH500 head - to replace my TE AH250, and a new 4 x 10 with horn - to replace my TE 4 x 10. Yeeeeehhhhaaaaaaa!!!!


    And finally got me a Bass Pod Pro - which I'm hoping to finish off our recordings with (and also re-amp some of the tracks we've already put down)

    Moderators - Sorry if I've overstepped the mark in the basses thread, feel frre to move this if you feel I've poster wrongly!


    Hmmm, now that the GAS is cured, I can't help feeling I'd like to try a Jazz or a Stingray........ :D
     
  2. Gman

    Gman

    Jan 4, 2000
    Indianapolis, IN
    Congrats. Sounds like some cool toys.

    Dave
     
  3. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND

    No problem. And congrats on the new gear. Let me know how you like the POD Pro sometime, will ya?? Just send me a PM. I have been interested in getting something like that, but haven't been able to find one to try out.
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Welcome to the <i>family</i> ;) Congrats on the new bass!!!!
     
  5. alx564

    alx564

    Jul 31, 2000
    Emmaus, PA
    Its times like this I wish I had a job.

    Oh boy the way.........congrats on the new bass.
     
  6. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Geeze, I had a real close call last night!!! On the way home from recording at the studio,my car was smashed into from behind by some other guy in a car. They then did a runner - when the police arrived it turns out it's stolen!! Oh well, my insurance premium is bound to go up, and I won't get that car again fior the money I get when the insurance pays up.

    However, this is the basses forum, and all I can say is that Stuart Spector's company build some of the most robust basses I know!!!! The bass was in my boot (trunk for you guys on the other side of the pond!), right at the back!!!! We couldn't get the case out the car was so damaged (it's a write-off!), but with some brute force we managed to get the case open (I'll vote big for Hiscox cases!) there was the Spector REX2000/5 in all it's glory, one piece and with fewer bumps and bruises than me (I was only bumped and bruised too)!!!


    Now I'm at the bitter stage - I hope those guys are hurtin' today......:mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  7. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Hi, congratulations on the new bass. I have a Bass Pod (not Pro) and it's been great recording with it.

    As for your insurance, if you are not at fault, then your premium should not go up. If the other person hit the back of your car, then no matter what, it's the other person's fault (at least here in Australia anyway).
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Not in the USA. Even if you're not @ fault, your premium goes up, <b>UP,</b> <font size=4><b>UP & AWAY!!!!!</b></font>

    <img src="http://209.35.55.92/spectorwear/spctrtag.jpg">
    Like Stuart say's, they're built for a LIFETIME!!!!!
     
  9. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    When I was reporting the incident to my insurer I asked about my No Claims Discount - which is portected! I was told that I am allowed 2 claims in a 3year period and it won't be affected, I also asked if there would be a 'loading' because of the incident and was told 'No' - but the ol' Spidey sense is tinglin' on this one!

    The problem is, as the car had been stolen - and it's unlikely the thief will be apprehended, my insurance will pay out but have no way of being compensated - so the claim go against me!!!

    But at least I haven't lost the bass, that would have made this entire bad situation a whole lot worse!!!!