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I am addicted!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by silent method, May 26, 2005.


  1. Well it is official I am addicted to playing bass, buying basses and looking at basses.

    I started playing this december and since then I have bought 2 basses and buying a 3rd this weekend from a fellow tb'er it is this essex Jazz

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    I dont know what it is but I feel such a strong desire to collect basses. I can't go 5 min without seeing another one I want. I spend ALL my time at work looking at basses and suffering from GAS. When I am at home I play until my fingers are too sore to move then I sit back and stare at my basses and just enjoy their beauty. I love working on them and upgrading them and learning all I can. When I am walking around town I am building bass lines in my head I can't stop thinking about bass. I can see myself in 30 years like of of those crazy cat lady's only surrounded by basses and humming complicated lines and complaining about theroy. Anyway just thought I would share my insanity with you. Thanks for your time.
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yep.. Sounds like you have a chronic case!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    :hyper: :D
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    You know this thing is incurable, right?
     
  4. this is way way way worse then just GAS though I really want to collect basses. I seem to NEED a new bass even before the last one comes in.
     
  5. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Stay away from credit cards.
     
  6. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    *Shakes head in sympathy*

    Poor guy.. :rollno:

    There's no hope for him now..

    :(
     
  7. Mahlon

    Mahlon

    Jan 27, 2005
    Bennettsville SC
    Buy away! It is almost your 21st birthday! ;)
     
  8. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    Eventually you get to the point where you want to buy more but the bills/wife won't let you....

    Welcome to hell....

    :)
     
  9. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I still have scars on my knees from this weekend. I had to beg the boss (wife) to let me get the Sadowsky. Lots o' arse kissing!
     
  10. Sane

    Sane

    Dec 4, 2004
    Melbourne Fl
    +1
    *stares at his Lakland*
    Whoo only about 4 more payments and its paid off... then back into dept I go for my next shopping spree:) ...
     
  11. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    Hey, this is a family forum...we don't need details :D

    Well I just got the ok to get a fretless, but I think I have to sign a contract saying that will be it *lol* Luckily I've never really wanted more than just a fretted and fretless 4. It's a matter of just staying happy with the ones I currently own :)
     
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I've got 10 basses, 6 or 8 rigs, and an upright. I want another upright.


    It does not get better over time. The best you can hope for is that gigs cover the expenses.


    Or that you win the lottery;) Have fun!
     
  13. eldave777

    eldave777

    May 24, 2005
    Hey man we are all junkies. I'm a junkie and a dealer. You think you got it bad?
     
  14. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    6 or 8. You aren't sure which? :D

    Must be nice to have that much gear.
     
  15. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    It kinda depends on how many times you use amp a with cab b, or cab b with amp c, etc....
     
  16. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    I personally feel like if you're a working musician, you can justify new gear. If you're a schlub like me who just plays for their own amusement, you tend to feel bad about buying new stuff, especially when people around you don't get it :)
     
  17. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    That's for sure :)
     
  18. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Gotcha. :D
     
  19. Amen my brother!!!

    no, and wait until you have kids!!! :crying: :crying: :crying:
     
  20. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    +1

    Once you have kids, it's hard to justify taking money out of their college fund to go buy a NYC Sadowsky. :D

    I haven't done it yet, but I've threatened to. :D :D :p