What gives you gas?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yonni, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Just wanted to try something different

    34 vote(s)
  2. I’m a collector

    10 vote(s)
  3. Different type of bass needed

    15 vote(s)
  4. Tone

    29 vote(s)
  5. Colour

    7 vote(s)
  6. Weight

    5 vote(s)
  7. I can’t help myself!

    30 vote(s)
  8. I’m still looking for the chosen one

    22 vote(s)
  9. You can never have too many carrots

    34 vote(s)
  1. Yonni


    Oct 31, 2016
    I have 2 basses, a cheap but very playable Ibanez and a Läkland Skyline. The Ibby I super light and ok but not exciting and not great looking. The Skyline is spalted maple and the finish quality is better than most if not all the Fenders going for twice the price. It sounds good too. It’s just not very sexy. So I must for a Fender that is lightweight. I’m planning on building my own but I can already feel that as soon as I’ve built it I’ll still lust over something else. Right now it’s time and weight and looks that is driving the gas. What drives yours?
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  2. Frodolicious


    May 29, 2018
    Omaha, NE
    I hope to get a Precision bass someday to go alongside my jazz, mainly because with the music styles that I play, a P is perfect. so I do GAS for those and research all the possible ones out there.
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  3. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    i can't help myself.

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  4. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    I chose color.
    But that's not the complete descriptor.
    I choose dark natural woods.
    "Sharkish"body shapes.
    No pickguards.
    With gold or dark nickel hardware.
  5. Yonni


    Oct 31, 2016
    I’m building my own P to go with my Ibby J. If it hits the balance between looks, weight, tone and playability, I’m hoping it will be the chosen one. If not I’ll sell it and the quest will continue. I can’t find what I want in a standard P and the closest I’ve found (Nate Mendell) is heavy. I have back and shoulder issues so weight matters to me. Sub 8.5 lbs is my aim.
  6. I don't know what does it. Just one day I'm spending two grand.
  7. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    For some unknown reason, cake with strawberry icing...

    ... and yet, I keep coming back to it. Probably more of an addiction, than gas.
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  8. thewildest

    thewildest Supporting Member

    May 25, 2011
    Florida, USA
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  9. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Beans :)

    Beans :thumbsup: and carrots of course! :laugh:


    Gas for days!


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  10. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Mmmmmm upload_2019-7-7_8-51-50.jpeg
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  11. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Big Al SSS
    Hofner Beatle bass
    Bean and cheese bass
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2019
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  12. sleddogn


    Sep 8, 2013
    Love My Dogs
    taco bass gives me gas
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  13. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    And as much as we're all loath to admit it... simply being on TalkBass gives us GAS. I would probably be mostly GAS free if it weren't for TalkBass opening up my eyes and mind to all the myriad wonderful instruments out there, and luthiers I knew nothing about.

    But, truth be told, I'm still looking for "the one." There are basses I've owned that I thought were "the one" but weren't, despite being stellar instruments.
  14. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man

    Apr 10, 2015
    I grew up in a materialistic society where I learned to base my sense of self worth on the accumulation of possessions. Plus I really like basses.
  15. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    I voted chosen one.

    For Bass, I dream of upgrading my cheap parts bass to a nicer Fender version

    For Amps, I'd like to add a Rumble 500 to my lineup.

    I dont really need either, but I find myself window shopping often. I guess it's the true definition of GAS. The amp seems more practical, but still not needed ATM.

    I honestly feel if I get those 2 items I'll be set for life. But I heard rumors that's not how GAS works... :rolleyes:
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  16. Tommy V

    Tommy V

    Feb 19, 2019
    tax refund checks..
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  17. Yonni


    Oct 31, 2016
    I got the Rumble 500 and it’s cured my amp GAS for sure. It’s also made me realise that there are more ways than just pickups and pedals to shape the sound I want. I do want that iconic P though but it needs to be light and have a jazz neck.
  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I will keep collecting until I have 40 basses
    What gives you gas?

    cheap food
  19. Bass is not my main instrument so I don't really have much GAS for bass stuff. I have two non-expensive but nice basses: Squier VM Jazz Fretless and Fender Mustang PJ, and a Rumble 500, and that's probably more than I'll ever need.

    If anything, I'm GASsing for pedals. I bought a looper and a Big Muff and they're really fun. Also have a couple of delays and other stuff that I use with my synths. Right now I want an EHX Freeze and a POG2. Problem is I don't have much floor space, and I don't want to collect zillions of pedals (as a modular synth owner, I know where that leads to).
  20. a little bit of all of the above
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