Help me

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassguitar man, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Bassguitar man

    Bassguitar man

    Jul 28, 2018
    I wanna get out from GBS (gear buying syndrome).
    I already have good Fender Jazz bass and Yamaha PJ 5 string bass.
    I know that I need better finger not better basses but, I wanna get another bass like sandberg tm5 bass (even I dreamed that bass during I sleep.)
    It is hard to afford but I wanna get it.
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  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Yeah, I suggest picking up a Broughton HPF instead.
  3. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    consult the yoko. i cannot do anything now.
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  4. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Dude, seriously? This thread has nothing to do with an HPF.

    We love ya, but maybe give it a rest once in a while.
  5. soulman969

    soulman969 Inactive

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    Yeah, well good luck with this here OP.

    It's like wandering into a liquor store mistaking it for an AA meeting.
  6. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Just a suggestion for redirected GAS. My Doc told me it's a thing.
    TB or not TB, that's the real question. :)
  7. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I suggest contacting the TalkBass moderators and asking for a lifetime ban.:)
  8. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Save up money for another bass, but instead, spend it on:
    • Lessons (in person or via Skype)
    • Instructional materials (theory books, DVDs, etc.)
    • Your favorite recorded music so that you can learn how to chart bass parts
    Or, in the alternative: Go ahead and spend the money on the Sandberg, and come to the realization months later on your own that technical proficiency has no positive correlation to the size of your bass herd.

  9. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space


    You just went from GBS to GAS!

    Welcome to the dark side of the force! :D Now buy it!

    may the bass be with you

  10. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    ...let the GAS run through you!
  11. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    The term familiar to most of us is G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome).
    If you're having trouble affording it, do something for your skills instead & invest in lessons.

    The great thing about music is that it can take you places in your mind, while you're stationary in one spot.
    The more you know about playing, the farther you can take yourself.
  12. Gizmot


    Mar 22, 2009
    Pittsburgh area
    If you're American, it's one of your First Amendment rights to buy any bass gear that you can afford. A new bass might improve the quality of your life (and your music), but you'll have to figure that out for yourself.
  13. Lance Bunyon

    Lance Bunyon

    Jul 17, 2018
    The only way to end GAS is to log off and avoid music stores.
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  14. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
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  15. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    OP, you're funny.
    We all know this ends just like "old cat lady" but with bass gear. Enjoy it while you can! :D
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  16. I am about to pick up a fender American special precision mint condition this sat for super super cheap . will post pics Saturday after practice, any one have any reviews for the bass.
  17. Just play the Fender for a while and don't touch the Yamaha. When you feel like you want a new bass, get out the Yamaha and put away the Fender.
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  18. What's this "you can afford" thing you speak of? Are you lost? Do you know what site this is?;)
  19. Lance Bunyon

    Lance Bunyon

    Jul 17, 2018
    I've got at least 5 items on my GAS list. Got a 5 string 51 P being built. Lighter cab.
    5 string ABG. and a few fantasy items.
  20. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Hitting the shed works wonders too. Not having the time to go and play with temptation makes it easy.

    @Bassguitar man -- sit down and learn. Take a piece of music you really enjoy and analyze it. Learn how the song was constructed. Perhaps transcribe a solo from your favorite bassist. Explore new music. There are plenty of ways to forget GAS. When you do, it's mind blowing.

    Good luck.
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