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Old 05-22-12, 05:42 AM   #1
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oh man, i think i've become a junkie...

as a musician, i get terrible G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome) for more basses, more amps, etc. or not even "more" as much as "other".

i think my bike G.A.S. is worse. there's nothing at all wrong with my current ride, nor my "other" ride, and yet i find myself drooling over newer, sleeker bikes.


surely there's a support group for this? please help before the n+1 bug gets me...
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Old 05-22-12, 06:22 AM   #2
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I think it's too late
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Old 05-22-12, 06:22 AM   #3
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where's the pics?
And there better be a Fender Jazz amongst them.
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Old 05-22-12, 06:45 AM   #4
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Old 05-22-12, 06:47 AM   #5
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where's the pics?
And there better be a Fender Jazz amongst them.
i don't have any current pics of the stable, but among them is:
Ibanez Destroyer
Musicman 'Ray 34
Ibanez 5-string fretless
Made in Korea Fender Jazz (project)


my GAS really is about "different" than "more". i don't think i've ever owned more than 5 or 6 basses at once, but in the course of about 5 years, i think i owned between 40 and 50 different ones.
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Old 05-22-12, 07:09 AM   #6
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That 5 string fretless sounds interesting (as someone who played double bass in the orchestra many years ago).
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That 5 string fretless sounds interesting (as someone who played double bass in the orchestra many years ago).
it's literally never been played. i bought it for a specific gig that never materialized and it's been sitting completely unused in the bag since i brought it home.
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it's literally never been played. i bought it for a specific gig that never materialized and it's been sitting completely unused in the bag since i brought it home.
Can I point at it?

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As long as you don't have to sell yourself to fund your addiction, you're fine.
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Old 05-22-12, 07:42 AM   #10
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As long as you don't have to sell yourself to fund your addiction, you're fine.
i *might* be able to afford a used huffy by selling myself
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I've got one I'll trade for that fretless bass....
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as a musician, i get terrible G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome) for more basses, more amps, etc. or not even "more" as much as "other".

i think my bike G.A.S. is worse. there's nothing at all wrong with my current ride, nor my "other" ride, and yet i find myself drooling over newer, sleeker bikes.


surely there's a support group for this? please help before the n+1 bug gets me...
It already has you......cycling, cameras and musical gear are all n+1 activities.
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It already has you......cycling, cameras and musical gear are all n+1 activities.
move to utah and you can add wives to that list.
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move to utah and you can add wives to that list.
please...between my bikes, my wife and my girlfriend, i've got all the women i can handle...and then some!!!
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Best of luck to you.

N+1 is evil. There have been 8 additional acquisitions since this photo. Between bikes and this, storage is an issue.

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I've had the n+1 disease but it's with shoes and purses.
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Best of luck to you.

N+1 is evil. There have been 8 additional acquisitions since this photo. Between bikes and this, storage is an issue.

The red one...is that a ES330?
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I've got used textbooks GAS.
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Best of luck to you.

N+1 is evil. There have been 8 additional acquisitions since this photo. Between bikes and this, storage is an issue.

I could take the resonator off your hands... free up some room for ya.
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Best of luck to you.

N+1 is evil. There have been 8 additional acquisitions since this photo. Between bikes and this, storage is an issue.

all of those have too many strings. and they're too skinny :madface:
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The red one...is that a ES330?
Actually... it's a guitar I built. I hang around Wayne Henderson's shop a bit. He'd gotten several Les Paul bodies, necks, and the like from a guy who used to work at gibson. In the pile was the red hollow body, just the body. I built it up as a Gibson, but it most certainly is not one of their body styles. My best guess is that it's a Supro Clermont body. I have no idea how a Gibson employee came to possess it. It's built with gibson components, but the wrong body. Being the first thing I built, it's a little crude.

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That's actually the junkiest guitar of the lot. The body is made of painted plastic... and not the cool Maccaferri kind.


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One of the 8 acquisitions is a 50's Kay Swingmaster Upright if that makes things any better.
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