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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr. Krinkle, Mar 1, 2006.
I don't understand
Lusting after gear, basically.
GAS is Gear Acquistion Syndrome.
EXAMPLE: I been reading so many good things about them so I had to order a PEAVEY CIRRUS and it is due in any day now.That is GAS......... But now I have GAS PAINS because this thing is taking forever to get here, every time I hear a UPS truck drive by my house I get all excited just to watch it keep going, forcing me to wait yet another long day for it's delivery. sighhhhhhhhhhhhh
Sometimes I think that it is a rare disease that won't go away.
Just to put a bit of color into it...
You know how you open up a "Show me your <insert brand here>" thread, and you see a killer ax that just makes you twist and writhe in agony because now you're just dying to get one?
Yeah, that's it.
GAS attacks, when witnessed by the unknowing bystander, can resemble random fits of spasms and convulsions, and seizures. Other times I can result in uncontroled salivation, and in extreme cases foaming at the mouth.
Honestly, I have to sit there and wonder about a few of the other abbreviations. Like IMHO - not this particular one, but I've seen a few others that I don't understand. If anybody knows what I'm talking about, I would appreciate you posting 2 or 3 of the more common ones, and what their meaning is.
Just do a search on internet or email abbreviations.
Here's a site:
FWIW, I would only use the more common ones so most people would understand you.
"QTF" (quoted for truth) and FTW (for the win) have been some recent addtions popping up on forums.
Ya know - those phrases just don't seem that commonly used to merrit an abbreviation. But that's just me.
Its basicly gear lust.
I know, but they seem to be the new fad on other forums, kinda like IBTL (in before the lock) started going around, like buzzards around a threat that was doomed to be locked from the very first post.
Ok. I think I just need to start drinking more. But that's just me.
Here is my version of GAS that I posted on the Roscoe thread. It occurred again having to see those pics looking for the post!
Roscoes make me sick to my stomach. I'm serious, the gas just rolls over me and has an actual physical sensation. These are some of the only basses that have such a profound effect on me. I start looking over at my '65p & '82j and dark swirling images of postage and packaging begin to take hold. My Fenders cringe as the little voice claws its way through reason. "Do it... Do it... Doooiiitttsssss." I know better than to pick up one of the battle scarred veterans during a Roscoe attack as my hands will instantly go to the chip from '72, the gouge from '74, the buckle rash. My eyes will linger on the Roto-worn frets, tarnished keys and the forlorn finish. My babies have aged and the years weigh heavily.
I try to avert my eyes from the monitor as the gas roils my body with unbearable intensity but to no avail as I fall into the abyss of quilted, spalted, flamed, birds-eyed, exotic, unblemished, pristine perfection. Am I gazing into the eyes of my true love or hearing the song of the sirens in my head only to be dashed on the rocks? I shakily force the cursor to the X (quick, while you still have hope) and close the window. ROSCOE! The images are seared.
Relief floods my body. Or is it despair? For I know that one thing and one thing only saves me from certain gas doom.
I've never played one.
Woe be unto the person who solves this unrequited love. I curse thee now.
See? This is what happens when one hangs with a bunch of musicians all night and doesn't get enough sleep.
Thank you for making this thread. I'm new here, and I figured out the basic meaning of GAS, but I've been dying to know what the acronym is for. And I finally know! I feel enlightened.
Okay. Now THIS Thread should be a sticky.
Don't you Mod's get fed up with this question? haha
I did a search for GAS when I first started using TB. Before long, I started developing GAS myself. Less than a year later, I have tons of high-end equipment- totally different from what I started with. It's a magical thing.
MIA: that one took me centuries to understand...
Made in America isn't it?
It's what I do 2 or 3 times a week. I get really shoddy mileage...
I'm glad someone asked about GAS. I was sure it was probably in a FAQ somewhere that I either couldn't find or skimmed too fast. (I'm well aware of long-standing RTFM/RTFFAQ requirements...) Man!
At least now I know I have it too... But I think mine will be mostly satisfied after I get a mostly-matching pair of custom 6's, a real Fender Jazz, then maybe a Sadowsky NYC (customized a bit) to replace my Metro... Then something to replace my aged Peavey TNT 100, and then a good FX processor... then...
Aw, crap. It's never-ending, isn't it?!
You'd have to be some kind of dumbass to think it was that!