Why?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jun 11, 2021.


  1. spvmhc

    spvmhc

    Apr 14, 2011
    When I was a kid, I remember seeing the road ahead as appearing wet when the day was hot. I thought it was true even though we never drove far enough to reach the water. As an adult, I still think I'll become a better bassist if I have more and better gear. The illusion remains even though I know it's false. Illusions are sticky things.
     
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  2. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    GAS is a sin and I’m a sinner… Voilà :smug:
     
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  3. As bass players, we all suffer from an inevitable malady called GAS.:drool: You can always put the extra money into a 6 or 12 month certificate. That way you won't be able to touch it. Just a thought.;)
     
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  4. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Practice is the best cure for gas. It makes you remember that you don’t really need anything else.
     
  5. Eric Swaim

    Eric Swaim GOD, U.S. MIlitary, Country Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I have owned over 400 basses and now desire no other basses except an unlined fretless. I have the two basses that sound great and play great. I finally grew tired of always looking for something better. I have it, its in the fingers and not in the bass. Although a good set up on any bass does help the fingers.
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    Now I am getting rid of the BagEnd Cabs and settled back with SWR SM500 head and SWR Goliath Jr. III 2x10 cab. One more SWR 2x10 cab and I am set.
     
  6. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    Because we are always in search of the perfect note and when we think we have it, we find that it has changed.
     
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  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    For real!
     
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That is certainly the case.
     
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I am in the early stages of a writing project, if I get that flowing, it would certainly take a lot of my energy.
     
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  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    You must have one hell of a Squier!
     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Even if I don’t get anything, the herd needs some culling.
     
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  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That was something I really liked when I visited parts of Africa. It’s not people didn’t want stuff, but they truly know how to be happy with what they have, from what I could see.
     
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  13. Snaxster

    Snaxster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Doc, as I'm sure you know, this problem is not unique to our relationship with bass guitars. There is a reason that all the great doctrines speak about desire.

    It is said that the objects of desire, once obtained, in turn beget desire for more.
     
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Bikes are so expensive, GAS is much less severe because buying one requires a long term commitment.
     
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  15. nonohmic

    nonohmic

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Esp with fretless.
     
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  16. NoSlapForYou

    NoSlapForYou

    Jan 9, 2019
    Durham, NC
    1) We've been conditioned to associate buying things with pleasure or satisfaction. I'm not sure if there are studied done about this, but I bet there's a dopamine rush when making the initial purchase as well as when the new item arrives.

    2) I can't speak for others, but I will never be wholly satisfied with my musical abilities. Working through my shortcomings is difficult though. Even though I know rationally a new piece of gear won't solve my problems, I secretly feel like it might.
     
  17. Eighthnoterock

    Eighthnoterock Supporting Member

    May 25, 2018
    Lynden Washington
    Human nature. That force is strong it is...
     
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  18. Londo Molari

    Londo Molari

    Jan 1, 2014
    2 blocks east of Mars
    Decendant from the Clovis culture. "Emitting that wonderful bass effect since 1970".
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  19. Doc, first this syndrome is really only a first world problem.

    Why not help out the local young talented musicians that are less financially able?
     
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  20. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Capitalistic propaganda. Consume.
     
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