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I've got a double dose of GAS! How do I cure it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Evil Undead, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    I have got terrible GAS for two basses, but I can't buy any basses at all for at least 2 years :(

    How do I stop wanting these so badly?

    Here are photos of what I'm after (obviously not these exact basses but identical ones)


  2. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Richmond, Va
    Unfortunately the only cure I've found is giving in.
  3. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009

    I can't afford it. I don't have any money.
  4. Jenra


    Feb 18, 2011
    Aalborg - Denmark
    I am in the same situation... /Cry! xD
    This uhmm expression GAS what does it exactly mean? :) I know somewhat what it means but i cannot figure out the exact definition...

    For me it's a MusicMan StingRay5 from 94 with a Maple neck...

    I'm currently curing it by playing on my own bass ALOT! which helps... but doesn't kill the "GAS"
    Good luck with it!
  5. funkmaru


    Mar 29, 2012
    ^^^ This ;)

    I only started playing a few months ago, and I'm already suffering horribly from GAS.
  6. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    Practice almost always cures gas, but it's more expensive than just buying the bass ;)
  7. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    How about slapping a pickup cover, bridge cover, and thumb rest/tug bar on yours? Might help tide you over, and it's super easy. Plus you can just take them off and have totally different look.
  8. LouieV2

    LouieV2 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2011
    Boston, MA
  9. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    I believe it's "gear acquisition syndrome" or something like that.
  10. LouieV2

    LouieV2 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2011
    Boston, MA
    My p bass has a pickup cover/thumbrest on it and its hawt. I never gas for p's anymore haha
  11. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    Practice / play more.
    Cheap, simple mods to existing basses.
    Buy some cheap effects pedals to screw around with, whether you'll ever actually play them out or not.
    Practice / play more.
  12. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    GAS = Guitar Acquisiton Syndrome.

  13. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  14. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
  15. Gotmule


    Jun 29, 2012
    Stay off of all FORUMS and your gas will go away.
  16. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    That's the best advice.
  17. MF_Maher

    MF_Maher Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Central VA
    I was going to suggest this--I always want something new after I browse TB. For the first 20 years of my playing "career" I had only one bass at a time. It can be done. ;)
  18. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Yup. GAS = work more//eat/drink/spend less.

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