Is my GAS really over?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StarscreamG1, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. StarscreamG1


    Dec 17, 2007
    I really think my GAS is done. I have stated that recently and I know the first thought is like 'rriiiggghhhttt' I was catching up on some threads last night and came across the two threads that are giving away basses. Both look like awesome axes, brands Ive never touched or seen and even in lou of one contest being closed (and voting underway and I did vote), I had absolutely NO interest in either one. Nothing, natta, zilch etc etc. My lack of reaction kind of didn't surprise me but at the same time was a bit of a shock. It really confirmed my statement that my GAS is done. I don't think about other basses, I don't look for other basses , I am done and very happy with what I have. Does that mean I will never get another bass? I have stated that there is one local that I think is still a go that was already planned for a few weeks back that is just for collecting purposes so I don't count that one. I have also stated if I ever find a lawsuit Memphis like the one I had (my first bass) or the Fender P it was copied after I'd make it mine but I don't even look, I don't think about it. In other words it doesn't matter about the Memphis/Fender (its one of those 'if I happen to run across one at the right time' (meaning if I have the $$)). I love the ones I have and would rather concentrate on fixing them up to the best they can be and play play play practice practice practice :bassist:

    Are there really other players here that truly have no GAS?
  2. kydnav


    Jun 24, 2006
    Just go through thisthread and your GAS will be back ;)

    You might be contend with your basses. But there's a whole other world out there too be discovered!
  3. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    I've discovered while GAS may go into remission, it always comes back at some point. Enjoy GASlessness while you can....
  4. StarscreamG1


    Dec 17, 2007
    I checked out the thread and posted on it. I do want a better rig and some FX so I suppose there the GAS is not gone. But its not constantly on my mind right now. I opened an account with sweetwater a couple months ago and put what I want on my wish list. But I haven't gotten anything yet as I want to do some reading and get some suggestions on what might work for me. Next month though I am picking up some thingy so I can hook my bass up to my laptop and record...LOL don't you just love my terminology? LOL
  5. 3toes


    Aug 30, 2006
    Denver, Colorado
    My GAS never leaves, it just goes into hibernation until NAMM comes around again :)
  6. That's great you don't have GAS. I find that it creeps up on me when I'm not playing enough music. Kind of the old "idle hands (+ minds) make for the devil's work" thing. It seems like when I have plenty of gigs (and all my gear is working properly) I don't have time to worry about buying more stuff. Ideally, none of would obsess on gear. Sometimes it seems folks are looking for the magic ingredient that will make us sound/play like "insert your fav. bassist here" when what we need to do is "practice,practice,practice".
  7. OK now back to cruising the classified section!:hyper:
  8. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    I have been happy with my bass for a while. I wouldn't mind another, and I always look, but really, my current bass and amp do everything I need.
  9. No. It's not.

    Go to any of the following: Sadowsky, Mike Lull, Alleva Coppolo, ______super Jazz Maker, etc. for P/J gas.

    Stay on TB for more than ten minutes for Boutique gas.
  10. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I'm EXTREMELY happy with my arsenal. Having said that, I keep gassin' for a Kubicki Ex Factor and a Steinberger L2/XL2. Sometimes I even think of a MIJ Fender Jazz 75 RI in natural/maple and I'm not a Fender guy. TalkBass is a serious GAS inducer!
  11. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    I never had GAS until I started becoming active on TalkBass.
  12. +1 Stay away from here and I'll bet your GAS won't come back. But who wants to do that??? :eek:
  13. StarscreamG1


    Dec 17, 2007
    Well get ready for a shocker, boutique basses do nothing for me. That being said, of all the basses I never knew existed before I joined this board there are only two that ever amazed me. One is Dingwall, dont care what model just a fanned fret Dingwall and the other was the one bass company that makes a most wicked looking bass that looks like its carved from Alien skin (as in the Alien movie series). The name of the company and bass doesn't come to mind right now, sorry.

    The GAS that this board gave me was the discovery of all the other models of Peavey basses (besides the T40 and the one 5er I almost got new last year..a blue Millenium) both old and new (which is why I ended up with 4 Peaveys in my group) and it opened my eyes to just how great Fender really is!!!!! ... and by default the discovery of Squier -- which is why I have a Squier and a Fender to round out my Pack O Peaveys. :p
  14. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    How I got rid of GAS?

    Earlier in the year I added up what I paid for all of my gear for my insurance company. The total was almost as much as my 2006 Mustang GT Convertible.

    I realized how stupid owning large numbers of instruments is (for me anyways as I only gig a couple of times a month).

    Sobering exercise IMO.

    Although I really like the look of Roscoe 5ers.:crying::D
  15. FireArm


    May 17, 2007
    GAS never goes!
  16. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    I just joined today. (longtime bass player though)

    When do the effects of G.A.S (that's technically spelled correct, right?) start to kick in?

    In about a week maybe?

    I am happy with my gear right now.

    My RBX260F is perfect.

    But it can do with new pickups.
    And other strings.

    And a larger amp.
    ... :help:

  17. ggunn


    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX

    Right about now, I'd say. ;^)
  18. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    When I've finished modding my p bass I reckon I'll be GASless... mind you, there's still that tele bass I want... or maybe this...

    ? :meh:
  19. StarscreamG1


    Dec 17, 2007
    Nice bass there. ^_^

    And I went back and looked at that thread again. If anything it killed my GAS for FX LOL. I am about as stupid as it gets with boxes and I guess Im not asking the right way cause I can't seem to get any recommendations by anyone on that thread. Oh well....
  20. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    I get GAS every couple of years. I spend all my money and It goes away for a couple of years.