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Old March 6th, 2013, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This list has a different focus compared to other seemingly similar list threads out there.

GAS-ing for guitars and/or gear often means a longing for items beyond (often well beyond) our means. For example, in my case, this would be something like a Martin HD-28 or a Breedlove Voice series Auditorium, and on up.

And then some GAS lists are pipedream lists for the almost certainly unattainable items. I'm talking about items that are scarce and/or dearly priced; an all original in excellent condition '53 Tele, for example.

In this GAS list, I'm talking about items that are either within or just out of reach, but for whatever reasons right now you just can't quite pull the trigger on them.

Reasons of research/indecision, for example. I have a Hohner DR-550 acoustic. All solid wood, great projection, great sustain. I want to make it an acoustic/electric, but I just haven't decided yet on which system to use/install.

I'm GAS-ing for another Logan Custom Tele. Bob Logan's prices for custom builds are quite reasonable, so I don't consider this an item that's well beyond my budget. What I'm currently GAS-ing for will probably run me under a grand. Still, that's more than I can just plunk down at the moment, so I'm working towards it. I was hoping to do this within the first quarter of 2013, but setbacks...well, you know... Later this year, I guess.

I've been really curious about the Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue, a Gibby/Epi product with some Fender-like properties (25.5" scale, for example). My other GAS items are higher on the priority list, and so the Nighthawk will have to wait. But this $400 guitar won't break the bank.

But then for some budgets, $400 might just break the bank. Either because of limited means or a limited discretionary spending budget, some have to relegate $400+ items to a GAS list.

So, what do you have that fits this type of GAS list? What guitars or basses or pickups or amps or whatever are you working toward that are more or less within reach?

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Old March 6th, 2013, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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17 more payments on my '09 Silverado and then an ES 335 will become a dream come true.
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An ES 335. Yeah, that would be nice. For me, though, a $3,000+ item like that that would fall into the "beyond my means" category.
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Hey Larry-
Not sure if you recall, but I bought a guitar from Bob in November. Currently I'm GASing over a Logan Cabronita. I would like to have Bob custom make it (the Tele I bought from him in Nov I found on his website). This is the next thing for me, although it may be a little ways off. I'm currently in the middle of several major expenses, so I'm trying to weather that storm first.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 03:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm looking to put some Dimarzio 36th Anniversary pickups into my SG. After that I'm going to look for a fuzz pedal for leads. Probably won't happen at all unless I get a new job.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Not sure if you recall, but I bought a guitar from Bob in November. Currently I'm GASing over a Logan Cabronita. I would like to have Bob custom make it (the Tele I bought from him in Nov I found on his website). This is the next thing for me, although it may be a little ways off. I'm currently in the middle of several major expenses, so I'm trying to weather that storm first.
Hey, Justin, yeah, I remember. It was right around the time of my birthday/Veteran's Day, as I recall. That turquoise beauty with features like one of mine (Swamp Ash body, Medium C neck, Twang King pups), plus a Bigsby. Yeah, I sure remember that guitar.

And yeah, I'd like a Logan Cabronita, too. So many guitar possibilities, so little funds!
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Old March 6th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm looking to put some Dimarzio 36th Anniversary pickups into my SG. After that I'm going to look for a fuzz pedal for leads. Probably won't happen at all unless I get a new job.
A guy with the username twangking talking about GAS-ing for some DiMarzio pups. Sounds right to me.

Do I assume correctly that you have some Twang Kings in a Tele? I have that combination myself.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A guy with the username twangking talking about GAS-ing for some DiMarzio pups. Sounds right to me.

Do I assume correctly that you have some Twang Kings in a Tele? I have that combination myself.
Sure do. That's how I got my handle. Love the twang king pickups. I'm wanting some dimarzio pups because these are actually really close to the PAF style pickups I like. Not your typical gain monster dimarzio pickup. These are kind of low output for my humbucker guitar.
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A Gibson ES-330 Dot or Epiphone Casino, Cherry, cream binding, Bigsby.

A 330 like that was my first electric guitar, and I foolishly traded it for a Gibson Victory.
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Hey, Justin, yeah, I remember. It was right around the time of my birthday/Veteran's Day, as I recall. That turquoise beauty with features like one of mine (Swamp Ash body, Medium C neck, Twang King pups), plus a Bigsby. Yeah, I sure remember that guitar.

And yeah, I'd like a Logan Cabronita, too. So many guitar possibilities, so little funds!
That's the one! Your memory is uncanny. For the record, I've basically been playing only that guitar since I got her. Bob offers such quality at such a reasonable price, I really hope I get the opportunity to buy 2 or 3 more guitars from him.
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Musicman Albert Lee special ,stunningly georgeous in realty and also light .I tried one out .delicious .I would love one but 2/12 grand in UK ever decreasing pounds just plain out of reach .
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An ES 335. Yeah, that would be nice. For me, though, a $3,000+ item like that that would fall into the "beyond my means" category.
You guys should check out The Heritage. I got a 335 style guitar from them (they call it a 535) with upgraded pickups and a custom color for less than what a stock 335 off the shelf would cost. I know some people are hesitant about smaller brands, but the people who run this company stayed behind and formed this company when Gibson moved out of Kalamazoo and went to Nashville. So, in other words, these guys used to work for Gibson!
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You guys should check out The Heritage. I got a 335 style guitar from them (they call it a 535) with upgraded pickups and a custom color for less than what a stock 335 off the shelf would cost. I know some people are hesitant about smaller brands, but the people who run this company stayed behind and formed this company when Gibson moved out of Kalamazoo and went to Nashville. So, in other words, these guys used to work for Gibson!

I strongly recommend to anyone GASing for a 335 style guitar to try Peavey JF-1 first. Mine is a total beast. I played the original one, of course it is nicer and everything, but for $350 new?? Come on!
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I don't know what to tell me. I sold a '52 AVRI that was perfect, (in fact I've had two) I thought at the time I didn't like it, but now, I'm getting first stage GAS twinges for one again. I wish they'd get a new model in at the local GC, if I was gonna spring for the dough, might as well get one of those. I'm not sure though, I resist change on pretty much anything, now that there's a new model, I almost bound to prefer the old one.
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With my first tele two months ago, I'm pretty flush with guitars and I'm happy with my amps. I'm hoping that we get out of the cabin/shop and into our new house before next winter, so I'm trying not to gas on anything, but every time I look through the stomp box thread ... my pedal board is complete and fine, but gassing on pedals is easy to do.
Anyway, reality is, my next thing is better pups for my MIK Sheraton II. I'm after old school clarity, but have not really started looking. My next guitar will be acoustic. I have a cheap Chinese A/E Fender Malibu that I can do campfire stuff with, but I really want a quality, pure acoustic for recording. I'm thinking parlor size for my blues stuff. It gives me something to do at guitar stores and leaning toward a Guild or a Seagull and my local store (90 miles away), is getting Blue Ridge in, so I'll try those too.

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Sorry for the double post.

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Okay...a guy with the username "Obsessed" gets so GAS-ed up he double posts, and then tells us not to get him all GAS-ed up. Yeah, right!
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I want to build two guitars: a Sparkle-Blue 72 Thinline Tele with a light body, with Hum/P90/Hum, maple neck.

The other a Strat - Again, lighter body(Basswood perhaps?) H/S/S with an American 2 point trem, thick soft V maple neck with reverse CBS headstock.
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That's the one! Your memory is uncanny...
Well, either that, or I'm self-centered enough to remember a guitar with a number of features just like one of mine, that I was told about around the time of my birthday!

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... For the record, I've basically been playing only that guitar since I got her. Bob offers such quality at such a reasonable price, I really hope I get the opportunity to buy 2 or 3 more guitars from him.
I'm not surprised. Yeah, Logan Customs are a great value. You talk about adding 2 or 3 more to the one you have. Well, I do have 4 at present, and I'm GAS-ing for another. I'm strongly inclined to have Bob build me a Hot Rod inspired Tele with more of the salvaged lumber from the fire.
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