*Adopts sombre, earnest voice over tones* GAS, or Gear Acquisition Syndrome, as it is known outside of bass circles, is a terrible affliction, scourging thousands of bassists all over the world at this very moment. It can attack at any time, without reason or warning, although those exposed to threads where John Turner posts pictures are especially vunerable. When an individual is struck by this awful condition, the results can be devastating. Suddenly, that perfectly good MIM Jazz isn't enough - before too long, the victim finds themself lurking menacingly in the Basses forum here, and in any sort of shop that stocks basses. Eventually, they turn into one of those people you see sitting on amps all day playing slap riffs. Truely a pitious sight. So, you may ask, what can be done to prevent this happening to YOU? Well, the easiest, and most common, method is to give into the cravings that form the main symptoms of GAS. However, this is only a "quick fix", and it's short term gratification soon wears thin. Another method that has proved succesful is to confide in like minded sorts, who may be able to offer support and guidance through these testing times. Don't be shy - if you're suffering, don't be afraid to reach out and ask for help! *Sobre voice off* Well, alright, a bit self indulgent. But the thread title is pretty self explanitory, and I wanted to tart it up a bit!