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I Think I'm G.A.S. Free...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by capnsandwich, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. ...with my new acquisition of my Valenti J5. It has everything I need in a bass, wide string spacing, amazing neck, awesome electronics, and it looks good too. I'm so GAS free that I'm selling my other 5 banger for an amp. It's kind of like getting married to a hot girl and every other girl's just not as hot as yours.

    Anyone else get a bass that just took away any desire for any other basses?
  2. Siegy


    Jun 28, 2007
    Central Neb.
    no pics = no bass

    (you knew it was coming)
  3. fitbass3p


    Oct 7, 2006
    Madison, WI
    I'm willing to guarantee that you have GAS for a new bass within the next 6 months, even if it's just a different style Valenti to fill out some minor tonal role you find that you can't quite get perfect out of your bass.
  4. I've posted it so many times in other threads I figured it was common knowledge what mine looked like. Oh well, if I must...

  5. Yeah, I just got a brand new Roscoe that I thought was gonna cure it too. Same reasons, absolutely fabulous electronics, neck, tone, and the most gorgeous thing I've ever held in my hands. I figured, this is it, I have no need for another bass and therefore ... GAS cured. Nope! Last night I caught myself trying to figure out how I could afford an MTD ... CRAP! It didn't go away :bawl:

    Maybe you have more self control than I do though :spit: Either way, good luck with your quest for a GAS free lifestyle. I'm thinking about starting a club for people struggling with this addiction. I'm starting meetings soon, I'll let you know.

    Congrats though on a nice new bass. We do need to see some pictures, you are aware, right? :bassist:
  6. looks like I took too long to write, you already got those pictures up.

    Beautiful! :hyper: She's quite the looker, I'm sure she sounds phenomenal as well. :D That fretboard is gorgeous!
  7. 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
    Cracks me up when people say this. And on every "GAS-free" thread, somebody says it.

    now if it's Dr. Cheese saying he's GAS free, then you have a case.

    But otherwise... what are you offering in terms of a guarantee?
    I haven't bought a bass in 2 months. I only have 2 electric basses (1 fretted, one fretless).
    I'm pretty certain I can easily go another 6 months without buying another one.
    I'd love to know more about this "guarantee" program you're offering... :D

    Oh, and to the OP - enjoy your GAS-free state. For however long or short it lasts, enjoy it, and enjoy that beautiful bass.
  8. lowend1


    Feb 15, 2005
    As I always tell my wife, when discussing other kinds of gas - "You're NEVER gas-free - there's always one waiting in the wings."
    I think that sentiment applies here as well.
  9. GAS free? Just wait....

  10. Siegy


    Jun 28, 2007
    Central Neb.
    I haven't bought a bass in 3 and a half years, beat that!

    Not that I didn't want to, I just couldn't afford one haha.
  11. RLK


    Apr 15, 2006
    Clinton Township, MI
    I did a lot of "dating" over the years.
    After I got my Pedulla MVP 6 (ran through an ashley/carvin rig) I thought I found "the one".
    I didn't seriously consider getting a new major piece of gear for over 14 years.
    - - - -
    - - - - - - - then I discovered Talk Bass - - - - -
  12. So how many have you gone through since you've disovered TalkBass?
  13. RLK


    Apr 15, 2006
    Clinton Township, MI
    Well - - -
    [This may or may not seem like alot to some, but for a guy "married" to his old gear- - -]
    I discovered Talkbass about 3 years ago.
    Almost everything below was "discovered" here.

    -dual gig bag
    -New amp rig, top to bottom.
    -Self-designed Custom Composite neck 6 string EUB
    (95% done. Had to rescue it from the builder; looong story)
    - One custom MPG 6
    -One self-designed custom Laggan 7
    -Another self-designed Ramirez custom 7 (almost done)
    -ETC. :(

    for the record; the MVP 6 is still "Home Base" (pun intended).
  14. Not too shabby. Looks like TB has done you well.:D
  15. GAS free is not possible....you may FEEL G.A.S. free, but that feeling is only a temporary condition...

    You WILL buy more gear...you MUST buy more gear...GAS or die, mate...GAS or die

    BWAHHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAH! (need an emoticon for Evil Gas Guy ;) )
  16. dean82


    Aug 14, 2007
    So you're GAS free...:eyebrow:

    I don't know where I'm going with this, I just wanted to use the eyebrow emoticon.

    But hey nice Valenti and if you feel GAS free then good for you. I recently got a Sadowsky 24F5 and it is amazing. Very similar to your Valenti if I do say so. EMG pups, Ash, Maple board, Valenti used to work at Sadowsky, OK that last one was a throw in, but the point is I was gassing for an '08 Fender P5 within 10 days of getting it! Is that not sick! Or is it am I not sick!

    I just think some people like more and different basses and some can make it with one or two. I just happen to fall in the former category, dag blast it!

    I have a theory about getting rid of GAS. The few times that GAS left me I was really going through a challenging growth phase as a player. I think I went almost a year without buying a bass during the time I was trying to transcribe bebop horn players' lines to bass lines. I was so busy and focused on learning that I didn't have time to GAS. I got better though and then GAS came back. As I said it's only a THEORY...
  17. I haven't bought a bass in almost a year and I have sold off three of my others in that time. I have caught myself wanting another bass, but then I remember how much I like the one that I have. I would really like to try a peavey GV bass, but I am not GASing for one and have passed up several in the last four or so months.


  18. Yeah, I used to want one of those Sadowsky M5 24 basses with the EMG's really bad. That's one reason I went for the EMG's in my Valenti. I think they're a good pairing with the bass, along with the Aguilar OBP3.

    As far as going GAS free, yeah, I know it's probably impossible to believe. It's almost impossible for me to believe. I used to go to the LowEnd's website 3 times a week just to see if they had updated it yet. I just went there tonight for the first time since I got my bass and I really wasn't impressed by anything, not that they didn't have any nice basses. They had a ton. I just think I'm de-gassed for the moment. Well, I take that back. I was looking at the Shuttle 6.0's earlier today.:bag:

    BTW, your dog looks real cool.:D
  19. RLK


    Apr 15, 2006
    Clinton Township, MI
    Yep, it sure has done me . :rolleyes:;)
  20. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Mr. Valenti does it again. :smug: