I do not know what to call it but feel that Forum Access Syndrome like GAS may also be a real thing.
I know for me, I spend a lot of time on the Bass Buzz forums.
Maybe more than I should as it really can cut into practice time.
I am not new to the music world but it amazes me how many things related to the Bass only relate to the Bass, which I started only 2 months ago. Things I feel are very important would include How to hold the Bass for good technique and how to lessen the chance of hand injuries and, the role of the Bass in a band just to name a few.
I do not suffer from GAS as I have all of the guitars that I could ever want, and have never sold one, but I have to say that when I stated the Bass journey several months ago and purchased a Yamaha TRBX304 I very quickly decided it should have been a TRBX504 and ordered it and the plan was to sell off the TRBX304 which I had only used for two weeks before the 504 arrived. I still cannot bring myself to sell the 304 and I do not know why. When I try to sell it thoughts such as if I sell the 304 what if the 504 has a problem what will I play for a Bass and so it goes. Maybe this is a form of GAS but having said that I will say that regardless of the price I do not long for another Bass of any description regardless of price. I love my Yamaha TRBX504 and try to play it every day.
I say try because a lot of the time I go onto the Bass Buzz forum and the next thing you know several hours have gone by and the family wants me to spend some time with them. Unfortunately they have no musical interests at all aside from listening.
I would like to know if others also suffer from FAS or whether its just me and whether Forum Access Syndrome could be a real thing.