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Is there a support group for G.A.S.?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dave Grossman, Jun 21, 2004.


  1. I have 8 basses ranging from a 5-string fretless to a 9-string fretted and practically everything in between. Yet, I still find myself jonesing for basses that I don't really need. I need to save my money. Is there like an AA group for GAS? I guess I'm half-joking but I'm also half-serious.

    - Dave
     
  2. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Hi Dave, I was just thinking about that very thing today. I think I need to go to a Gasaholics Anonymous meeting. Why, just a few weeks ago I got rid of a bunch of basses, only to buy three more within a very short time. I got in big trouble with my better half. Now I'll probably have to sell one again to show her I'm still in control. :)

    Well, there's no such thing that I know of. Maybe we can start one. Let's see, it might be interesting to recast the Twelve Steps in terms of "gear", like, Step 1: we admitted we were powerless over "gear", and our lives had become unmanageable...
     
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    There might be such a place, but it ain't here. Why don't you give our ol' buddy Gard a call? He'll help you out, I'm sure.
     
  4. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    If there is, I wanna join. I bought a bass I don't need and a cab 'cause wanted to hear how they sound. This is stupid and the money's getting low....
     
  5. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    OK I'm starting to think I'm not normal! I don't have GAS! None what so ever. I've found the perfect bass. I've also found the perfect amp/speaker combination several times over. what else is there to GAS over?
     
  6. jawzzz

    jawzzz

    May 23, 2003
    Denver Colorado
    Hi, my name is Jody,..........and I have G.A.S.


    Maybe we should use this thread as the support group, and come here when the G.A.S. attacks. I sure could use it. :D
     
  7. You probably have latent GAS. Give it time ... :D

    - Dave
     
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You're in deep trouble, man. Things won't get better until you break out of this denial.
     
  9. Schwinn

    Schwinn

    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    Yeah, me too. I found a sound I like and now I'm satisfied with what I have. But I do think I would have GAS if I had more money. When you are broke you don't really know what you are missing - just like the saying 'ignorance is bliss'.
     
  10. That's the problem. Having the money but needing to save the money. I get a bonus every quarter. I've been using it to pay for stuff for my studio but now I'm looking at basses again. I need to save some money to maybe put down on a house someday.

    Perhaps Paul can add a GASaholics Anonymous forum here where we can go for support. We can talk each other out of buying whatever bass we have our eye one. :D

    - Dave
     
  11. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I'm not in denial. I was in Sydney's only specialist Bass store yesterday. They've got some stuff which other might find very yummy and I wasn't even tempted.

    I'm not broke, I'm content! And you're just jealous :)
     
  12. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member

    Erm, ...

    ...Groupie Acquisition Syndrome? :eyebrow:
     
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Liar.
     
  14. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    It's only a problem if you run out of space.
     
  15. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    I certainly admire/envy the players that keep the same gear year after year. Look at Angus Young...same guitar, same amp, no effects for how many decades.

    Me on the other hand...I enjoy playing "with" bass, amp, speaker, etc. more than I do playing bass. With out G.A.S (and eBay) I'd probably lose interest again. Eli once challenged me to name all the gear that I had owned for more than two years...at the time I believe it was one speaker cabinet that I had built myself. Now, it's quite a bit more.

    To rid yourself of G.A.S you'd probably have to stop visiting TalkBass and attend a lecture for a book that talks about living a spartan lifestyle...
     
  16. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I'm sorry only got this far then I fainted :)
     
  17. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Pete, Pete wake up...

    Ok, OK, perhaps that was a little over the top...you'd certainly have to train yourself to skip over the first 4 sub-forums....
     
  18. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Talk Bass is a enabler you probably wouldent want to seek help here for GAS. ;)
     
  19. Schwinn

    Schwinn

    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    It's kind of like going to your local bar for help quiting booze. :D
     
  20. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    (Rubs eyes) I'm awake but whoa I just had the worst dream. You were in it Billy, and you were saying something about skipping TB. It was awful..................