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What is G.A.S?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Doley50, Mar 10, 2013.


  1. Doley50

    Doley50

    Sep 4, 2005
    Hello,

    I have seen the term GAS and G.A.S on the forum and I just can not figure out what is means or what it stands for.
    Can anyone help me out with this?

    I seems to have something to do with equipment you want, but I am not sure.

    Thanks
    John
     
  2. Gear Acquisition Syndrome. In can be seriously debilitating.
     
  3. lucathakid

    lucathakid

    Apr 2, 2012
    I thought it meant going ape shyt
     
  4. SactoBass

    SactoBass I like all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    ...and the more ya read Talkbass, the worse it gets! :D
     
  5. example: me buying a Darkglass B7K this morning with no regard for that money being needed for my girlfriend's birthday present.
     
  6. SactoBass

    SactoBass I like all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    Yep, by golly, that's GAS alright!

    I have suffered from this debilitating disease for 40 years.
     
  7. Selling plasma for bass gear- THAT is G.A.S.
     
  8. SactoBass

    SactoBass I like all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    I tried renting out my spleen once to buy a bass amp I wanted.

    There were no takers.
     
  9. pflash4001

    pflash4001

    Dec 2, 2011
    I've had a chronic case of GAS for over 25 years...
     
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    If someone told me they would give me a vintage Ric for my right eye I would be ordering an eye patch right now. :) that my friend is the definition of GAS.
     
  11. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    At least it was money well spent. Darkglass makes some seriously cool stomp boxes!

    Hell, I'd trade a kidney for another USA Spector NS-2, and I already own one!
     
  12. Buying a bass/amp/pedal/geegaw that may well induce a breakup/divorce/beating/several-week-long poonstriction. Not regretting it
     
  13. That's exactly what it means. :bag: Not that there's anything wrong with going crazy over gear... In fact, I feel my GAS is coming back ever so slowly after a few months of not thinking at all about gear.
     
  14. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I was thinking about becoming a prostitute(just on the weekends) to get some vintage Ampeg gear but I guess it's illegal in some places?
     
  15. dangerouscello

    dangerouscello I wore a suit under this Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Most places I think, lol. But that gear is CALLING
     
  16. Doley50

    Doley50

    Sep 4, 2005
    Got it ! thanks guys! I just started playing the electric bass after playing upright for 15 years and in a few months I have already purchase a new bass and a multi FX pedal, I am glad my wife does not know what equiment I had before. " Oh that, I had that for a while I just never needed it!"
     
  17. Those of us with significant others know this rule of GASeous dynamics:
    It's easier to say "I'm sorry" than to ask permission.
     
  18. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    Since joining TB in 2011 I have purchased the following:

    Bass #1 $600
    Bass #2 $800
    Head #1 $1095
    Bass #3 specs out to $3795
    want to purchase bass cabs at $1200

    This my friend is G.A.S. at it's best.
     
  19. I'm not even a good player, but since I started coming to TB I've been buying and selling like crazy. My wife calls me a gypsy since I'm constantly driving around buying and selling bass gear.
     

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