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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2001, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Willpower - I was a good boy

I was at Long & McQuade's North York store before going to school yesterday, and saw a beautiful Ibanez Soundgear 406NT bass... and i didn't buy it.

Normally the lower-end SR's don't catch my eye... the plain maple bodies are a bit too plain for my tastes. But this one was unusual in that it had fairly extensive figuring over about 2/3 of the solid maple body! Very nice, considering if it were a model that was supposed to have a quilted top, it probably would have cost twice as much! So it was just a fluke piece of wood in their stock that resulted in a stunning instrument.

I pulled it down off the wall and noodled around on it a bit... extremely comfortable to play (no wonder so many bass players love them), and that 6-string neck is just amazing! It's so wide, you could land a plane on that thing. The pickups were clear as a bell, but seemed a bit cold, though. Even with the neck pickup selected and the treble and mids rolled off, it couldn't produce that deep "thump" that i really like, but i probably could have dialed that in at the amp.

So why didn't i buy it? Well, i really love 6-string basses, and this one was a beautiful specimen of a very affordable instrument. (C$680 on the price tag)

Do i need it? No. Do i want it? Yes, of course!

But i talked myself out of it, mainly because this isn't a good time for me to be shelling out more cash... i really need to force myself to play the guitars i've already got before i buy any more.

I'm sure i'll have many opportunities to cure my G.A.S. in the future, but it sure is hard to pass on a beautiful axe that doesn't come along every day.

Sometimes, i'm so pragmatic it hurts.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2001, 03:34 PM
 
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I think it's called growing up man. *LOL
Recently I sold off some stuff to help support my G.A.S fund but then my Mastercard Bill showed up *Well, I'm going back to school soon so I did the smart thing and payed down the card, no new gear, not that I need anything really but like you, I just can't pass up a deal :biggrin:
Oh to be able to act 18 (I'm only 23, why am I growing up so fast!!!!)
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2001, 11:22 PM
 
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NOOO!!! *stop it! *Stop saying things like that, it BURNS!!!!!

Must.... resest..... must.... not........give in...... need.......more .......guitars....... ahhhhhhh!!!!!!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-21-2001, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Heh. My G.A.S. doesn't burn as badly as it does for some other Jemsite folks, for sure... but i've definitely bought and sold more guitars than i would have liked over the years.

Let's see... i had an Ibanez RS-440... sold that to a friend after a couple of years. Got a Lado pointy guitar (Laser-1 model, serial number 001) and played the hell out of that for a few years. I acquired my first Roland G-707 guitar as a backup, then i saw a great deal on a G-707 with the pedalboard/synth unit, so i snapped it up. Yes. I have two of those freakish guitars, but one pedalboard.

Then i took the course at Twelfth Fret and built my own solidbody, which i still play 12 years later.

In 1990, i traded my Lado towards a Yamaha Motion bass. (Got soaked on that deal, but nobody wanted pointy guitars in 1990.) I was going to rip the frets out of the Yamaha bass, because it played and sounded spectacular, but being a short-scale bass, my luthier advised against it, saying the lower string tension would never give me a really satisfying fretless sound. So i sold it to a friend and bought my mongrel Fender Precision fretless with EMGs. (I really miss that Yamaha.)

Last year i bought myself a Parker Fly Classic. And i've still got that G.A.S. burning in my belly. I'm undecided as to whether i want a 6-string bass or a 7-string guitar. Ideally, i'd like to build it myself, but will settle for modding a store-bought guitar. Either way, i won't be making any gear acquisitions for at least a few months.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-21-2001, 02:45 AM
 
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I know, it hurts, like eating jalepeno's and feeling the next morning!!!
I cried when I decided to pass up toys for reality. *Actually about the only reason I payed the CC first is the UV that I was hoping to buy got sold the day before I got the check that was going to pay for it. *Dammit!!!!
Well, maybe it was for the better, all I know is my CC is payed and as soon as I get back from school it will be right back up there with either the purchase of a DNA or an Eventide harmonizer. *Yeah, all the junk I've got and still no Eventide. *Oh well, JUNK FOR JOY!!!!:biggrin:
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