GAS is real! Latest Reverb haul (not all bass stuff)

Hey folks,

I’ve only been at the course since May 1 – great refresher & endurance workout so far – so it was only a matter of time before I’d suffer a flare-up of what y’all call Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Boston Guitar’s Reverb shop to the rescue. They cut me a great deal (with decent int’l shipping north of the border) on a fun little assortment of early birthday presents to myself.

A set of 3 stick-on thumb rests for acoustic bass. (I have well-used-but-loved Epiphone El Segundo acoustic bass modified into a lefty by a local luthier. I love playing it but miss having anywhere to place my thumb. If these work they work; if they don’t, they don’t (Yolo!):

Screenshot 2022-05-06 at 10-27-24 KALA BASS BUDDY THUMB REST (pack of 3) Reverb

A set of 10 footswitch toppers, since I am usually playing/practising in socks or bare feet:

Pure indulgence - a set of 5 wood and purple resin picks that are, ironically, made in Canada (back across the border they go!):

An EHX zip hoodie I’ve been eyeing for a long while:

And for my beloved partner in musical crimes (a synth guy), a little novelty – a David Bowie stylophone:

This is my first proper post (rather than just replying to others) so if I’ve violated community etiquette in any way, please let me know. Thanks!

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that is… a very interesting order from reverb :rofl: :+1:

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@itsratso :joy: Yup, is what it is! Glad someone else found it funny, b/c that was the idea. The bass porn in this forum is top notch, so I thought I’d throw in my little drugstore grab bag. Waiting for delivery of a very special out-of-stock Schecter bass - no big purchase in the meantime.

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Not a violation, we aren’t that rigorous, however…
We have a GAS thread here for future reference….

https://forum.bassbuzz.com/latest

Rule of thumb is search for a thread first on what you are thinking about posting, there probably is one somewhere, and continue it on.
If your idea doesn’t fit, start another thread for sure!

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A veritable smorgasbord of funky stuff. A true grab-and-go run from the Reverb bodega. :fireworks:

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Thanks - I have been reading that one - wasn’t sure if I should append this assortment of random things, since most of the stuff in the GAS thread is pretty bass-specific, which a hoodie and a stylophone definitely aren’t. :slight_smile:

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@MikeC The Reverb Bodega! :joy: love it

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@MikeC Maybe also a bit of “Reverb side-of-the-highway strip mall.” :slight_smile:

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Yes, we do make things besides maple syrup and hockey players :laughing:

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writes this down

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Preaching to the choir :slight_smile: I’m in Nova Scotia - home of Levy guitar straps.

(That said, my family used to produce maple syrup!)

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I love Levy straps :slight_smile:

I live in Kelowna and work in engineering/manufacturing and sadly we’ve lost much of our manufacturing here over the last ~20 years. It’s crazy expensive to live here :unamused:

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@sshoihet That’s awful to hear. :frowning: NS has been experiencing a bit of a boom in manufacturing and tech due to the lower cost of land/real estate, coupled with really high concentration of unis & colleges. Until the pandemic, anyway-- now every computer scientist from the GTA wants to work from home on the seashore & it’s getting difficult for locals (who can’t command “Toronto salaries”) to keep a roof over their heads. This has put a lot of strain on our local music industry, too – closing small/medium venues and practice spaces; less disposable income so locals don’t go out to see as many shows; etc.

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I live in Guelph, just a blond one outside of the GTA. Moving to Saudi Oilberta next month for my new job. Couldn’t afford to live here anymore, because TO, Brampton and Markham bought out the market.

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Congrats on the new job! I hope it has you swimming in your dream gear. Sorry to hear you got priced out of your neighbourhood, though. :frowning:

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