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What have you GASed for in '05?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by fookgub, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Everyone seems to have their own '05 thread, and I didn't want to get left out. I may be obsessive, but I've spent many nights laying awake thinking about basses I'd like to own. I even drew up a "gas list" broken down by catagory at one point.

    Anyway, these are basses that I was preoccupied with for at least a week, not just "I saw a picture and thought it was pretty." I lost interest in many of these basses rather quickly. It's a good thing I'm not rich, or I'd have a pile of basses I'm bored with. Let see if anyone can top this.

    Ibanez ATK
    Cort Curbow
    MM Bongo HHP 4 (major GAS)
    MM Stingray
    LeCompte everything
    Epi T-Bird (don't know how that one got in there... it's not my style at all)
    Ibanez EDA900
    Dingwall Afterburner (bought one)
    Ibanez BTB405 (bought one... bored with it)
    Ibanez Musician (almost bought it)
    Modulus Flea
    Dingwall Super J (maybe when I'm rich)
    Fender MM Jazz (would have bought it if I could afford it)
    Knuckle Quake (major GAS)
    Peavey G-Bass
    Peavy T-40 (almost bought one)
    SX Jazz (the price is just so attractive)
    G&L L-2500
    Tobias Growler (almost bought this instead of the BTB... glad I didn't)
    MTD Kingston/Heir (should have bought this instead of the BTB)
    MTD American (good thing I can't afford it)
    Roscoe SKB-3500 (played one and LOVED it)
    Wal anything
    Hamer 2-Tek Jazz
    Rob Allen Mouse
    Skjold everything
    Warmoth Carved top P/MM

    The funniest thing about this is I play guitar as much as bass, and I've been perfectly happy with one solidbody electric, and one acoustic for years.

    :rolleyes: :rollno: :D
  2. dave_p


    Dec 20, 2005
    a warmoth tele neck for my bullet
    my 1982 4001 back
  3. Modulus Flea 5 and Quantum 5.
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    The bass I have gassed for the most since 2004 has been the Lakland 55-94/55-02. I finally got a used one this month and I am enjoying it. It is a great bass. Not the living end, but a really nice and versatile bass that is worth holding on to. I'm glad the bass that had my GAS turned out to be pretty good after all. :cool:
  5. I want a Skyline Glaub so bad I can taste it, but one of my babies will have to leave the stable before it'll happen for me...damn it.
  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I am bored, so I guess I will play along.

    My GAS list in the past year has been (in no particular order):

    1. Roscoe SKB 3006
    2. Ritter Classic 6
    3. Valenti J-body 24 fret 5 string with Nordie dual coils and Aggie OBP-3
    4. Eden WT 800b head
    5. Schroeder 310212 or Eden 410XLT (undecided)
    6. Warwick SSII 5 string
  7. flea 4
    Sadowsky P bass
    Fender P bass
    Stingray (got one)
    Rick 4003 (got one)
    Schecter C4
    Rick 4004lk.
    Warwick Thumb and corvette
    and a jazz bass, because i've never played one i love, and i want one i can learn to love.
  8. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    MTD 535 or 635 in one of those beautiful satin red, blue or natural finishes.

    Tobias. 4, 5, 6 string, any finish. As long as it is pre-Gibson. Well, I even like some of them too! I guess maybe it doesn't really count though as I have been gassin' for Mike's basses for over 15 years! :p
  9. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I think a better question is "What HAVEN'T I GAS'd for in '05?"! :rolleyes:
  10. A Wishbass
  11. Something unusual in seafoam green- like a T-bird or Azola Eurocoustic upright(w/purple flames, of course). Oh- and a HUGE rig, a gig where it would be appropriate & the youthful exuberance & intact lower back to lug it.
  12. UtBDan


    Oct 29, 2004
    I had GAS for a Thunderchief, but I got one for Xmas and the GAS is gone.

    However I am friggen obsessed with a MusicMan Bongo now.. :(
  13. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Warwick Thumb bolt on
    Lakland Decade
    Valenti seafoam green jazz with sadowsky electronics
    Roscoe LG3005
    Music Man Stingray 5 dual humbucker
  14. Alot of things.
    I thought I cured my gas, when I bought a Squire II P Bass.
    Now.... I want to buy some mroe basses from RondoMusic and fix'em up! What is a man suppose to do! :crying:
  15. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Hmmm..the what I've GASed for list is too long to write. How about a "What I HAVE NOT GASed for, despite an ENORMOUS amount of spam on TB regarding these products"

    Avatar Cabs (you get what you pay for)

    Shroeder Cabs (I'm sure they are great for some, but from the descriptions I've got from those I trust, they are not the sound for me)

    SX Basses (see the above "you get what you pay for")

    Kustom Groovebass (once again....see above)

    OLP basses (Given a choice between these and an SX, I'd reluctantly take the SX)

    Behringer gear of any sort.
  16. '05 GAS:

    Self built custom veillette-ish bass described here
    TUNE TWB63 (Scored for Xmas)
    EMMA Discumbobulator
    EHX Black Finger
    Korg DTR-1000
    BBE Bmax Preamp
    Crest CA6/CA9 (More power the better :D)
    Aguilar GS112
  17. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    I'll Play.
    1-JP-Zia-5-string, fretless, EADGC.
    3-Lakland Glaub-with Darkstar pickup.
    4-Rob Allen- MB-2, 6-string-fretted.
    5-Roscoe 6-string-fretless.
  18. paintballjunkie


    Jul 27, 2005
    6 string corvette standard

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    I gave in and got it built ! :D :bassist: [​IMG][/IMG] [​IMG][/IMG]