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    Default What does GAS stand for

    I feel like an idiot asking this, I have seen reference to this acronim in a number of threads but no definition. I have tried to figure it out since it is usually in reference to spending more money on bass eqjuipment that we don't need but probably should have.
    Enlightenment please.

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    From the Free Dictionary:

    GAS Gear Acquisition Syndrome (mainly bass guitarists) :-)

    Just google it, Silverfox.

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    That unstoppable, nagging little munchkin in your head that keeps insisting you need a new bass, a new amp, a new strap, a new monogrammed pick, a new bass-clef baseball hat, new strings, a new instruction book...

    :::deep breath:::

    ...a bigger home studio, a new recording device, more sheet music, a bigsby for your Gretsch White Falcon bass, a Gretsch White Falcon bass for your new bigsby...new pickups, an active set-up for your passive bass, a new active bass to show you how to install the active set-up kit you bought for your passive bass, a bass guitar set-up kit with silver-plated tools, bigger speakers in the trunk of your car to deliver more bass as you drive, so people will know you're a bass player, a fretless bass (because you've never played one) a subscription to five bass magazines, so the mail man will know you're a bass player, a new Mono bass-carrying case...

    :::gasping for air:::

    ...waterproofing spray for your Mono case, a five-string bass, custom-ordered bumper stickers that say "Bass Player Do It Down Low", humidifying sponges, de-humidifying sponges, a new acoustic Fender bass, a bow to play your bass with, rosin for your bow, a $5000.00 stand-up bass to make the bow worth your while, a six-string bass with fanned frets, bass-player goggles and fins, nylon bass strings and a Kala uke bass to attach them to, bass-clef stickers for your gear bag, a new gear bag, a flag that reads "Kiss A Bass Player And Feel The Thunder" to fly on your car's aerial, a lifetime supply of Locktite, new Hercules instrument stands, a foot-rest so you can play sitting down, a Doberman Pinscher to guard your bass gear when you're away...

    ...sorry...I'm just a little gassy...




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    Calm down, Elmeaux! All of that and you left out the bass clef underwear. What were you thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtLiestman View Post
    What were you thinking?
    ...clearly, I wasn't...


    - low life -

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    I'm sure glad I don't have any of those thoughts?that
    GO LOW!!!STAY HIGH!!!ON BASS THAT IS!!!

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    I wondered what that RUMBLING was inside me lately. I must have GAS!!!
    Always remember to enjoy where you're at on the way to where you're going!!!

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    I think Elmeaux has just about covered it.

    Sounds like the voice of "experience" speaking
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    i always have GAS in one form or another . if it is not for music it is for my wood working tools. so i figured out that all i want is just a little more than i will ever have. ps the only thing GAS hurts is the wallet aka bank account .
    Let's Play Bass!

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    Folks this applies to bikes as well. A shed with 6 bikes in it in Billerica, MA demonstrates same.

    Elmeaux - no fretless bass? The horror!

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