Plan To Relieve My Gas!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by aaronhutson, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. aaronhutson

    aaronhutson Guest

    Apr 9, 2011
    Tulsa Oklahoma
    Well here in a few months I will be going through a job/career change. Money will probably be a little tighter for awhile afterwards but in the end it will be better and more profitable, monetary wise and happy wise. But the problem is that during the tight money period, I will still want gear! So Here is my plan.

    1) Work my hiney off now and make as much money as possible before I leave my current job. Causing temporary hatred of my life and lack of any social life.

    2) Buy alot of the gear I want. Granted, I already am running my dream rig, so everything else is just for funsies. Really, its just a pedal or two and a bass.. I think. :bag:

    3) Go through the job/ career change, holding on to all the gear I can, and only selling what I HAVE to, starting with pedals and stuff that I really dont need or want that much, or can find a replacement fairly easy later on.

    This way, my GAS is temporarily appeased. I mean, I'll still think it would be cool to have this or that, but anything else I could really go without having and not think anything of it.

    It would be a stretch.. But what do you think?
  2. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    Sounds like a good plan, but all I can say is good luck with that! :smug:

    GAS is a b*tch.
  3. madrob

    madrob Guest

    Aug 22, 2006
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    If you want to avoid GAS then just leave Talkbass for a while. I never realized how much stuff I "needed" till I found this forum.
  4. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Commercial User

    Oct 4, 2008
    Im trying to pay off the "got to haves" to balance out the "want to haves". I did just pick up some goodies after selling some gear, sold one bass got two!? Don't know how that happened. I am trying to hold tight for awhile since I am getting married in November. GAS is a b*tch, but I need to tame it. Good luck to you as well, Im working on mine too.
  5. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    +1. I too never felt I "needed" so much until I joined TB, then my GAS level increased and hit me 10 times as hard.
  6. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Agreed. I notice that during the stretches of time when I'm not spending a lot of time in the gear-focused forums (Basses, Amps, For Sale, etc.) that I practice more, make some noticeable improvements, and think little about buying/selling/trading gear. Spending time the majority of my TB time in the Technique and the Instruction forums doesn't seem to have that effect on me, which probably makes some sense.

    Some anecdotal proof? I've never spent much time at all in the For Sale - Amps and Cabinets forum. Until about a month ago. Guess what I bought on Sunday night - a new cabinet. :help:
  7. Gothic


    Apr 13, 2008
    I can certainly understand GAS but I would never go to such extremes like working my ass off and hating my life just to buy something I don't really need. Especially if I already had my dream rig, like you do. That would be my GAS going way beyond acceptable boundaries. No pun intended! :bag:
  8. aaronhutson

    aaronhutson Guest

    Apr 9, 2011
    Tulsa Oklahoma
    When I said hating my life i didnt mean literally. But you know what they say about all work and no fun... It sucks. Ha.
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Spend time on OT and start arguments about race, and you won't have nearly as much time to check out gear! LOL (I have no smilies on my iPhone.)

    Seriously, after a while I realized that nothing was wrong with what I liked before I joined TB.
    I learned more about amps, but there was no need to get the hot bass of the moment. Even with amps, I take my own counsel about what I buy. Frankly, if I spent $5,000 or more on gear, nothing would really change for me, and I don't think my sound improve much if at all.
  10. Big Brother

    Big Brother

    Feb 13, 2011
    San Diego
    Roving sub-demon
    I found a cure.

    Completely run out of money to spend. Suddenly, out of nowhere, all those basses you never really play magically have price tags on them, then TB and/or CL ads start popping up out of nowhere.

    This doesn't work with cabs and effects though, I keep rubbing my eyes but the price tags don't appear.