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We're headed into spring now, NAMM is long wrapped up, same goes for the London Bass Guitar Show and Musikmesse for those of you across the pond, and so we usher in a new season of GAS. That consuming gear-lust that plagues us all to some extent or another.

So vent your GAS here, "top ten" format is always good but don't feel compelled to stick to that. Vintage basses, new releases, custom/modded jobs, hell even pedals and amps if you want as long as it's the bass related gear you salivate over in your daydreams.

List it off, post pics, share and spread your GAS to others, and if you've somehow found that special rig that allows you to live GAS-free then post pics and share war stories.
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#2
I'm still GASing for an EBMM Big Al. That probably won't happen for a while though, but oh well.

At least I'm satisfied rig-wise now, loving the Genz Benz Shuttle/Barefaced Compact set-up. Would possibly like to expand it with a second BF cab, but otherwise sorted.
#4
I'm GASing for a Fender Jazz Deluxe 24, one of the only Jazz's I'm really comfortable on. And a Dingwall Combustion/ABZ, because I could use a 5-er.

If money wasn't an issue I'd be picking up a Modulus TBX 6 and an FU J/J. And a fretless Zon Sonus. And an Urge II. And I'd upgrade P's and J's to Dingwalls.

EDIT: oh, and an Alembic Essence. I spend way too much time lurking high end bass stores online.
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Last edited by Tostitos at Apr 2, 2012,
#5
Quote by Ziphoblat
I'm still GASing for an EBMM Big Al. That probably won't happen for a while though, but oh well.

At least I'm satisfied rig-wise now, loving the Genz Benz Shuttle/Barefaced Compact set-up. Would possibly like to expand it with a second BF cab, but otherwise sorted.


A recent thread recently linked Barefaced as an example of cab knowledge. I loved every second of reading that site and wished I had the money and geographic location to buy some of their products. Granted I'd get two of their 2x15's so I'ld also need to buy a truck/van/SUV. I guess I wish I won the recent mega millions lotto so I could fly to England on my own private jet to take a tour or barefaced and buy their cabs.
#6
What am I gassing for?

A Fender Geddy Lee Jazz, in Sunburst. Or, if I find a cheap black one, refinishing it to Seafoam or Surf Green.
A Fender 70's Reissue P bass, in White or Sunburst
A white 3 band Musicman Stringray with a maple neck.
Or
Just a MM Stringray in general, I guess I'm not super picky.

And for my amp to get fixed, but since that will never happen, a brand new Ampeg SVT-3 Pro bass head.

I haven't splurged on myself in a looong time, and I could probably afford to treat myself a little bit, so maybe If I find one of these for a pretty good price used, I'll pull the trigger.

Right now, I'm pretty good on gear though.
#8
^ I want that same thing, but in Antigua. Then I'd be in Fender heaven.

Quote by askrere
I guess I wish I won the recent mega millions lotto so I could fly to England on my own private jet to take a tour or barefaced and buy their cabs.

They do ship to the US, they have US prices on their site including shipping. Expensive cabs still, but in the same ballpark as something like a fEARful cab.


I also have my eye on these:



I read the US custom ones are set to retail around the $6000ish range, but I'd seriously consider one of the Czech made ones once they roll out later this year.
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#9
Mesa Boogie M6 Carbine
matching 2x12, or Eden 4x10.
this dude's pedalboard-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuunY8BTqNs
a Warwick Infinity.
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Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

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#10
Lakland 55-01 in black with maple neck and red tort pickguard. i prob put some nordstrands in there aswell.

One of these Av bass's. I tried a 5 string P,J one the other day in gold and my god it did justify the price tag (about €2500). It was stunning and beautiful in every way.
http://www.avbasses.cz/AVBP%20model%20site_eng.html

Ebs reidmar and matching 1x12 cabs.

Thats it really apart from a humongous pedal board.
Yamaha TRB1006
Fender MIA jazz bass
Hora Hybrid double bass
Hartke lh 500
Ev 606L
Epiphone les paul
#12
Quote by Spaz91
I still have serious gas for a Schecter Hellcat.



I was wondering if you ever got that. I gave up on buying one, I did decide to convert my first guitar (old squier strat) into a baritone of sorts. I added more trem springs, rolling string trees, locking tuners and got some big .56 flat wound strings for beadf#b tuning, and I got my OC-3.
#13
I've been spending too much time on the eastwood sight. I've only had my hofner short scale hollow body for a month, but I love playing it so much that I want another short hollowbody. I thought this looked particularly sexy:


Oh that binding *drool*
#14
Streamer LX 4 string
RBX375
Digitech BP355
a better amp.
not exactly bassy but hey;
Genelec monitors, mac + logic 9
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#15
well, I'm GASing for a custom made Jazz Bass. I might make a thread in the future for when i can afford it so you can help me with some doubts I'm having on how to order it... things like maple or ebony fretboard; fender custom'60, noiseless, or sdjb1 pups, alder or ash body, which tuners/bridge, etc.

after a hartke head (ha3500 or lh500) and some good, paper coned 4X10 and 1X15 cab.

I know GAS will never end, but with that, I'm set for life. or maybe with a stingray fiver i'd be set for all the eternity...

as far as effects, i wasn't keen on them with guitar, so it's only common no to be keen on them with bass either.
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Hartke Ha3500 head - Gallien Krueger 212MBE cab
Tech 21 VT Bass
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#16
Quote by dullsilver_mike
I've been spending too much time on the eastwood sight. I've only had my hofner short scale hollow body for a month, but I love playing it so much that I want another short hollowbody. I thought this looked particularly sexy:


Oh that binding *drool*


They sell those in a store near me so I got to see one in person. Personally White is killer, but I'd be all over a walnut one, but very curious about the orange.
#17

Spector NS-2

Black Cherry Gloss Finish AAAA Quilt Maple
Rock Maple with Graphic reinforced neck
Pau Ferro Fingerboard

This is GASing obviously, this is not something I could hide from my partner, she tends to notice the new basses and guitars when they appear in the studio.
If I miss one day of practice, I notice it.
If I miss two days, the critics notice it.
If I miss three days, the audience notices it.

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#18
^^ Oof

Spector Euro LX4 or Rebop (as long as it has the inlays)
Musicman Sterling (not the new Indo models)
Sansamp VT pedal
signature
#19
Those new SUB mms. For like 300 bucks i wouldnt mind one. Also the jrecent jackson basses of similar prices.
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#20
Although I'm happy with what I've got, I'd like to have this new rockbass
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#21
I had some pretty bad gas after some chili this afternoon. Heavy spice, but the priiiize.

<.<

>.>

My next bass is definitely going to be a five-string, and I'd absolutely love either a Warwick (what model I'm not too sure about yet, as I really need to try them out a lot more. I've played a Thumb and loved it, but I know Corvettes and Streamers are options that might be even better) or a jazz bass of some sort. Nothing too specific as of now really.
#22
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Although I'm happy with what I've got, I'd like to have this new rockbass
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After seeing they have an alien sixer, i officially change mine to that.
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#24
Quote by ETHANEVIL
Those new SUB mms. For like 300 bucks i wouldnt mind one. Also the jrecent jackson basses of similar prices.

what is this? can I get a link to one of these?
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#26
Quote by anarkee
We need more bass porn pictures in this thread. Just saying..
Let's see what a female bassist looks like then
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#27
GASsing for a Fender American Standard Jazz in Jade Pearl though the Ibanez SR4005E is also a close second.
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#28


I'd like this in Greenburst please.



And this insanely awesome stained piece of wood.
#29
^ Is that that new MIA FSR?

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what is this? can I get a link to one of these?

AFIAK new SUBs aren't released yet. Confirmed, yes, but right now its just talk spreading on the net. They are being released under the Sterling by Music Man name, and are going to be priced to compete with Squier and the likes.

EDIT: and if its bass porn you guys are after:



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Last edited by Tostitos at Apr 6, 2012,
#31
Quote by Spaz91
Listening to Space Cadet by Kyuss makes me GAS for an acoustic bass. Its a shame they're useless.


Ditto.

Also a short scale P bass.
#32
I... kinda dislike Headless bass and guitars... they're pretty for me...
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When you break a bass string, that snapping sound is the sound of six dollars going down the crapper.



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Hartke Ha3500 head - Gallien Krueger 212MBE cab
Tech 21 VT Bass
Zoom b2
#33
Quote by Sudaka
I... kinda dislike Headless bass and guitars... they're pretty for me...

To each his own. I them.
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#34
Quote by Sudaka
I... kinda dislike Headless bass and guitars... they're pretty for me...


Agreed, also the scarcity and price of the strings seems a downer. Though they are a nice way to get a full scale bass in travel sizes.
#35
If I ever go on an extensive tour with a band, I will be doing it with a headless bass. A custom shop job, mind, as I've never heard one that sounded too good to me but I rather look a tit on stage than cripple myself.
#36
Quote by askrere
Agreed, also the scarcity and price of the strings seems a downer.

Most modern headless's, at least the nice ones (that is to say nicer then a Spirit or Hohner) usually accept regular strings as well as double ball strings. And there's always adapters.

That's on of the things I love about the NS bass guitar actually, Ned up-scaled the string clamp/tuning mechanism from his violins for use on the bass to facilitate the use of single ball strings while keeping them super easy to change out on the go.
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Last edited by Tostitos at Apr 7, 2012,
#37
Quote by Tostitos


I'm sorry, but does a bass fretted like this work? i just can't imagine how could it work... if it does, at least we could say bending strings wouldn't be recoemmendable, isn't it?
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When you break a bass string, that snapping sound is the sound of six dollars going down the crapper.



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Hartke Ha3500 head - Gallien Krueger 212MBE cab
Tech 21 VT Bass
Zoom b2
#38
Yep it does work and pretty damn well, the e string has more tension and the g is lower tension making it very easy to play. The scale length as you can see changes.
Yamaha TRB1006
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Hora Hybrid double bass
Hartke lh 500
Ev 606L
Epiphone les paul
#39
^ exactly.

It's called fanned frets (Dingwall uses the Novax fanned fret system). The scale length ranges from 32" - 35" on the Super P and J models (the 5-ers, its 32" - 34.25" I believe on the 4 strings), and 34" - 37" on the Combustion, Afterburner, Z, and Prima series. In addition to being ergonomic, the fanned frets allow for extremely even tension (and sound) across all strings. No weak G's or floppy B's to be found.
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#40
Apparently it's not a hard transition at all. There's going to be a gorgeous Dinger at the OzBass Melb GTG next month, I can't wait to have a play.
My GAS at the moment is pretty simple at the 'mo. A white with black pg US Lakland P. Ala Charlotte Cooper's. But with a Jazz neck.
Can't post a pic at the mo'. Posting from my iPhone.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
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