Bad case of GAS

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by MrWookiee, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    In another thread,
    Lately my GAS for a Tele has kicked in big-time. I've been holding off not only for financial reasons, but also because I'm spending more time learning to mod than learning to play. What's the point of GAS if your Precious(es) is nothing but eye candy or even worse, a case queen? Gotta get my priorities straight!
  2. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    If you keep repeating that, you may start to believe it.
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  3. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Agreed, but you'll know when you finally get "the one." (Or build it.)

    I play this Partscaster 90% of the time.

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    Gas in "stages" I call it. Sorry if I'm not helping you.

    Best of luck
  4. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Restraint & focus can be good things, but on the other hand, if you don't have a Tele you could probably use one ;)

    I probably need to clear out a couple non-essentials myself as I'm reaching for one of these 2 99% of the time I feel the need for a Tele any more:
    The Booncaster, assembled & finished from Warmoth body & neck w/ a '78 WRHB at the neck & an SD Jerry Donahue at the bridge...
    & the Road Worn '50s on the left in this pic which has turned out to be my favorite Fender made Tele I've played so far, mostly all stock outside of a set of compensated saddles & a bone nut.
  5. GHook

    GHook Gretschie

    Sep 3, 2010
  6. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Shoulda known better than to look to a bunch of enablers and fellow addicts for moral support... :confused::D
  7. aFriendbFrosty

    aFriendbFrosty Gretschie

    May 22, 2020
    West Coast
    Yeah, don't talk to me about GAS... caught wind of those new Noventa teles and my mind's working on a way to justify it;)
  8. salvatore

    salvatore Gretschie

    Nov 29, 2017
    Durham, NC
    Speaking of GAS, and Telecasters, I saw this pine body Esquire at Sweetwater, could not resist it, and couldn’t be more pleased.

    It arrived with a decent set-up, flawless finish, and nice fitting knobs, switch, tuners, etc.

    For $400 , this guitar plays and sounds above its price. I love playing it.
    C3942C45-E86A-4A37-A7E1-16D8E266D3D4.jpeg Like a lot of members, I have higher end guitars, but find myself playing - a lot of the time- my not-so-high-end guitars.
  9. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I agree with you, if you don’t use it it’s just “stuff”. When the time is right you’ll pull the trigger and probably be happier that you waited until there was no hesitation.

    On the other hand, I like “stuff” and while I personally don’t fall into the Collector category I have HUGE admiration for those folks that are Collectors and hope after I retire to be one.
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  10. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    I'm the same way. Trouble is, I already have too much "stuff", some of which is the "just in case I ever need it stuff". My wife says a good portion of that "stuff' is better described by a less polite s-word.
  11. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Cool!! With just an S p'up what does the switch do?
    Edit: Nevermind, I just looked it up online. Really interesting!
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2021
  12. salvatore

    salvatore Gretschie

    Nov 29, 2017
    Durham, NC
    The back position is straight pickup tone with no tone control; middle position activates the tone control; front position is the bass tone with no tone control. Surprisingly versatile for one pickup.
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  13. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    My problem is that when I run across a guitar that just has a "special" sound and feel, the GAS kicks in. The I go home and figure out what I should let go to make room for the new one (I currently have 13). The problem is that I start playing them to see which one is the one to go, and I get reacquainted what was "special" about each one. It's getting harder and harder to justify any more guitars, but still the GAS can become strong.
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  14. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    Feb 16, 2013
    ^This^. :p
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  15. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    That's a sweet one. My favorite color combination too.

    I don't need any more guitars, but this one does stir up the "gas."

    Enjoy that sweetheart.
  16. salvatore

    salvatore Gretschie

    Nov 29, 2017
    Durham, NC
  17. salvatore

    salvatore Gretschie

    Nov 29, 2017
    Durham, NC
    My favorite color combination for the Esquire, too.
    If the body was basswood or nato, I would have passed.

    The pine body sealed the deal.
    The quality of the pickup is a nice surprise; zero reason to upgrade.
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  18. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Synchromatic

    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    Here, let me help you. CE1CE157-3494-40DD-A28F-532EA78272E2.jpeg
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  19. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    Jun 12, 2012
    I will not enable you. Just like this forum did not enable me last month ;)

  20. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Oh Man!
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