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would it be stupid for me to get another bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bass guy, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. bass guy

    bass guy

    Apr 17, 2006
    ive havent been palying for the longest time about 2 years and i bought i standard MIM fender jazz 8 months ago. now im thinking of either getting an acoustic bass, hofner icon, squire fretless, geddy jazz bass. do u think its to short of time to get one after another in such a short amount of time. if u think it isnt which should i get
  2. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    depends on if you can afford it. If you have some money to blow do it. If your strapped, chill with the jazz for a while. Its a good bass.
  3. MarkMyWordsXx


    May 17, 2006
    i bought my 2nd bass 2 months after my first. 4 more basses later its always a good idea to get a bass.

    there perfect to celebrate any occasion. birthdays? get a bass! holidays? bass! payday? bass! weekday? bass! weekend too for that matter..

    never justify a bass purchase, just make it. quickly
  4. Yeap - take a look at your financial situtation first, make sure you can handle unexpected expenses like your car breaking down and needing repairs, etc.

    I bought two basses with in a period of 8 days - mostly because they were limited run Japanese Fenders not listed in the Fender catalogs at the time.

    I got a little crazy once when I was making decent money - I bought seven basses in four years. I still have all of them and play them. If I had that money now I would have probably bought another four or five basses by now. :rollno: But I'm single with no kids, etc, etc, etc. I'm trying to get most of my GAS out of my system before I find a girl and get married. :)
  5. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    You're asking a bunch of bass players if your should get another bass?:eyebrow:
  6. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Alta Loma, California

    heh heh heh, good point.

    I'd say: no. I didn't get a second bass until 5 years after I started. It was a big step up, too: an Ibanez GSR190 (the starter pack bass) to a Carvin Icon 5, and I'm glad I waited and saved, the Carvin is a great bass, and much better than the ones I considered buying when I was in your situation.
  7. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    What amp are you using? A new rig will make a world of difference compared to a new bass if you're playing on a bad amp. :)
  8. IMO you don't need another bass BUT it would be good to have one. I currently have 2 basses. I feel 3 or 4 is a good number. If you are strictly a 4 stringer, stay with those. If you like both 4 and 5 string It's always good to have a 5'er on hand (or 2). Acoustic basses don't quite do it for me. I had a Tacoma for several months but I never got much use out of it. I always was reaching for an electric for home practicing.

    As for the Geddy, it's a very giggable bass just do a search. That would definitely be a step up.
  9. It's always better to spend money on instruments than on partying, clubing, drinking, buying drugs... There are many reasons to blow your money on a bass!!!!! Do it.
  10. bass guy

    bass guy

    Apr 17, 2006
    i play on a peavey 100 watt amp. maybe i should get something for my amp instead
  11. Fender32


    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    + 0.75

    Save a little bit of cash for the "partying" though, won't you?


    Seriously though, Gear Accquisition Syndrome (a.k.a. GAS) seems to be a natural part of bass playing for the majority of people. Buying new equipment won't necessarily make you a better bassist in a shorter time, but if you can afford it without going into debt, it may help to keep your enthusiasm somewhere around "fever pitch" :D .

    My only advice to you would be to try and buy used gear as often as possible. It takes a lot of the "pain" out of selling it on, once you tire of it (which nearly always happens at some point ;) ).

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

  12. I say buy it and be happy, you only live once. If my wife can buy shoes every other week at $80.00 a pair, I can buy a bass every 6 months or so.
  13. eotpr


    Jun 25, 2007
    It is never stupid to get another Bass, especially if you buy quality. I will never have enough of them. I just love playing them and looking at them. My basses are my mistress at least the little woman knows where I am at night 8^)

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