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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...
    Call me Fred, call me Clyde
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    I think it's too late
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    where's the pics?
    And there better be a Fender Jazz amongst them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    I think it's too late
    damn
    Call me Fred, call me Clyde
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    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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    That 5 string fretless sounds interesting (as someone who played double bass in the orchestra many years ago).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    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.
    Call me Fred, call me Clyde
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlwarriner View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mlwarriner View Post
    i *might* be able to afford a used huffy by selling myself
    I've got one I'll trade for that fretless bass....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlwarriner View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    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!!!
    Call me Fred, call me Clyde
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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.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    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:
    Call me Fred, call me Clyde
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    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.

    I could take the resonator off your hands... free up some room for ya.
    That's actually the junkiest guitar of the lot. The body is made of painted plastic... and not the cool Maccaferri kind.


    all of those have too many strings. and they're too skinny :madface:
    One of the 8 acquisitions is a 50's Kay Swingmaster Upright if that makes things any better.

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