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2024 Gear Abstinence Thread


neepheid

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Well, it's that time of year again.  Hope you got your last purchases in before the close of business today.  You know how it works - no buying gear for the whole of 2024.

 

I'd like to offer my services this year as tracker of participation.

 

You know the rules by now.  But put simply - no buying gear, zero, nada.  Exceptions - direct replacement (or as near as possible) of faulty/stolen gear.  Unsolicited/unprompted gifts.  Sundries such as strings are OK.

 

Link to previous thread with rules - https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/331041-2019-gear-abstinence-challenge-updated-with-rules/

 

Happy to listen to requests for adjudication, of course - make those excuses/liberal rule interpretations creative and give us a chuckle.  Majority rules, throw yourself at the mercy of the abstainers (or anyone else who wants to stick their oar in!)

 

Pledge now!  And don't forget, it's just a bit of fun - if you fall off the wagon then c'est la vie.  But do let us know what shiny goodness caused your downfall.  Best of luck to you!

 

Participation list

 

 

@AndyTravis - OUT - 03/01/2024 - Sansamp FlyRig

@ead - OUT - 04/01/2024 - ACG bass

@Machines - OUT - 04/01/2024 - Dingwall

@Burns-bass - OUT - 15/01/2024 - Epiphone Thunderbird

@SamIAm - OUT - 15/01/2024 - PJB Bass Cub Pro

@Phill - OUT - 02/02/2024 - Aguilar Cabs & TH500

@Maude - OUT 10/02/2024 - S.D. Curlee

@Paolo85 - OUT 16/02/2024 - Squier Jaguar short scale

@miles'tone - OUT 24/02/2024 - Hofner violin bass (SE Ignition)

@bassbiscuits - OUT 01/03/2024 - Ashdown ABM head

@Suburban Man - OUT 23/03/2024 - Guild Starfire

@NancyJohnson - OUT 02/04/2024 - Harley Benton GPA-100 power amp

@mr zed - OUT 05/04/2024 - EHX Big Muff

@2pods

@neepheid

@OliverBlackman

@Downunderwonder

@Mudpup

@Franticsmurf

@ezbass

@Velarian

@barkin

@bass_dinger

@Stub Mandrel

@lozkerr

@jimmyb625

@tauzero

@Beedster

@NHM

@Merton

@Sibob

@Lozz196

@Richard R

@TeresaFR

@paul_5

@Mustangbass87

@gjones

@christhammer666

@hiram.k.hackenbacker

@bassfan

@BillyBass

@DaytonaRik

 

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9 minutes ago, neepheid said:

 

In?  Out?  Shake it all about?

Zero chance I am afraid. I shall stop following this thread, because I am not pure enough to be here :)

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because of the spelling. Always because of the spelling.
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4 minutes ago, Downunderwonder said:

Nothing on my radar. In.

 

Exceptions for anything DIY built?

I'm in a similar situation.

Would the following fall inside the 'rules'

  • Self build bass for which I've got all the bits, but might need to buy some sandpaper, TruOil, etc.
  • Self build multi-fx pedal for which I've got most of the bits, but might need to buy some connectors, wires, etc.

Sam x

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2 hours ago, Downunderwonder said:

Nothing on my radar. In.

 

Exceptions for anything DIY built?

 

Depends what it is.  My thinking is if it's bass specific (bridge, pickups, tuners, neck, body, pickguard) then it's gear and you're out.  If it's not bass specific - wire, solder, pots, jack socket etc. then it's OK?  Eh, ultimately it's all a bit of fun so don't get too hung up on it.

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2 hours ago, SamIAm said:

I'm in a similar situation.

Would the following fall inside the 'rules'

  • Self build bass for which I've got all the bits, but might need to buy some sandpaper, TruOil, etc.
  • Self build multi-fx pedal for which I've got most of the bits, but might need to buy some connectors, wires, etc.

Sam x

 

Yeah, those sound OK to me, sundry items.  I'm building a pedalboard, got most things but will need to get rubber feet of some kind to stop it sliding around on hard floors.  I'm not going to recuse myself because I bought some rubber feet, even though they are going on a sorta gear related thing.

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