interesting thing occured to me just now. at the moment, i have no GAS. not for bass stuff, not for music equipment in general. sure, there's stuff i'd like to have...but nothing i really desire. my main bass is a squire j. my amp is a GK backline. and i dont feel like upgrading anytime soon. i wouldnt say i'm an avid bass player, its not my main musical pursuit, but i certainly do enjoy it. everyday i read things on TB (yes, i pretty much go on TB every single day) about GAS, and modding, and upgrading, and seeing people trying to justify using all their spending money on bass stuff. i guess i used to have GAS somewhat...but after the last 2 or 3 musical purchases i've made, i've become entrenched in my private music and generally satisfied with where i am as a bass player. i used to be really into instrument design and such, but dont think i ever found what i was looking for. would someone with a philosophical mindset expand on this? are musicians predisposed to have GAS, or is it something we should do without? is it a sign of a healthy bassist, or is it used to compensate? lay all your GASiness on me.