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Ivan Milenkovic
post Feb 24 2008, 07:51 PM
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Off course, you know that a lot of people suffer from GAS syndrome. I must confess that from time to time me to want to buy gear that I in reality don't REALLY need, but then I change my mind. I

Can you share your own experiences? Can you be honest and say how many things you have you don't even use, and you bought it just because you CAN

Also where is the line in your opinion where gear starts to be a colector's hobby and starts to be G.A.S. biggrin.gif


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post Feb 24 2008, 08:27 PM
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Well i dont know, i only have 3 main pieces of gear, POD, Amp, Guitars. I used to have so much more, but since i got the POD i sold them all.

I think its just natural for guitarists to want every piece of equipment, if your like me, you just wonder what else you can get to transform your sound! smile.gif
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post Feb 24 2008, 08:41 PM
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Does gas stand for Gear aquiring sydrome? huh.gif

I don't suffer from it since I don't have enough money but, when I get a job and my life on a steady basis... I'm afraid I might just get it, cos theres SO MUCH great stuff out there that I've had my eye on... unsure.gif


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post Feb 24 2008, 08:49 PM
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All I can say is that I'm glad my wife has no idea of the value of all the gear I have. She thinks that I have tremendous bartering skills with the local pawn shop. Which by the way is a great place to spend all of that mama dosen't know cash and get great value, I mean sometimes EXTREME value.


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post Feb 24 2008, 08:52 PM
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I did for a while, i bought some rediculously expensive pedals and a Vox tube amp that i rarley use now unsure.gif


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post Feb 24 2008, 09:18 PM
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Great topic !!!! hehehe, I actually have 2 racks and few pedals that i don't need but I bought it by 2nd hand because they had a good price tongue.gif
BTW I don't want to buy them because maybe one day I will need them smile.gif


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post Feb 24 2008, 09:22 PM
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Nope, all of my gas has been limited to guitars mostly. I have sold 3 guitars that I didn't use much. Of the 4 I have now, only 1 doesn't get a bunch of playing time and it's kept mainly as a backup to my fixed bridge. It's a lousy schecter gryphon. I'll probably let go of it here before too long, at least once the E-GEN comes out.

Off Topic: I think I figured out why the guitar is called the E-GEN. it's the first 24 fret S to be made out of their Fujigen plant after production of all S's was moved to Korea. My guess was they kept refering to it as the Fujigen S until it was shortened to simply E-GEN


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post Feb 24 2008, 11:22 PM
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Luckily i'm restrained by a constant lack of money smile.gif

I have some pedals i dont use though, thats just lying around.




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post Feb 25 2008, 12:16 AM
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yep I`m terrible laugh.gif

I`ve got 5 guitars (soon to be 6 laugh.gif) two of which I cant honestly remember when I played last blink.gif one of the not used ones is quite old now I`ve had it years and I guess I only keep it for sentimental reasons,

I`ve just bought a new drum machine, even tho I already got one, but I talked myself into it by saying to myself that I`ve had my drum machine for many years, it needs updating, its perfectly good enough in reality though laugh.gif

Some effects pedals (distortion, chorus, delay, pitchshifter, and graphic eq) that have just become redundent by me buying the POD XT live, but cant bring myself to part with the pedals, just in case, ya never know unsure.gif

i`m obsessed with guitar picks, trouble is they are expensive here (well i think so anyways) so if I see the picks that I use (Jazz III`s) on ebay, going mega cheap for a whole bundle of them from the US I cant help myself laugh.gif I honestly couldnt tell you how many I`ve got .... but its a lot!

I bought a reverb/delay unit for vocals that I`ve probably used maybe 5 times in as many years? but its here sitting on the shelf, a Yamaha Tone generator that I do use from time to time, but could probably make do without, I dunno theres some other stuff in the loft in a box laugh.gif

I cant part with any of it tho, even tho it drives my wife mad, you may have seen I gave away an old Korg efects unit to a member here, but that wasnt until I got the POD and knew that there was just no way I`d ever use it again.

I know, I`m sad laugh.gif

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post Feb 25 2008, 01:48 AM
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I have it but not for gear..I tend to use every piece of gear I get..But I have so much general stuff that I don't use - for example the popcorn maker smile.gif hehehehehe


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post Feb 25 2008, 02:09 AM
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I have too much G.A.S.. all the time.. i bought a halfstack.. really cause i heard good things.. i don't really like it all that much.. i have a bunch of pedals i bought but enver really thought about what sound i was trying to get.. now that i have an idea of my sound i wanna go all out and buy the stuff i need.. but then i realise this is just more G.A.S i have guitars i don't use that i now need to sell.. im sorta realising that once you have your top stuff you need nothing else.. but im afraid once i get all that stuff ill still want something else... sad.gif smile.gif


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post Feb 25 2008, 02:09 AM
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post Feb 25 2008, 02:18 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan @ Feb 25 2008, 01:48 AM) *
I have it but not for gear..I tend to use every piece of gear I get..But I have so much general stuff that I don't use - for example the popcorn maker smile.gif hehehehehe



Hah, that used to be my job in school, make popcorn for the store. Loved popcorn machines. tongue.gif


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post Feb 25 2008, 02:25 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan @ Feb 25 2008, 01:48 AM) *
I have it but not for gear..I tend to use every piece of gear I get..But I have so much general stuff that I don't use - for example the popcorn maker smile.gif hehehehehe


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Sounds like the missus, she's got KAS.. Kitchen-utensils Aquisition Syndrom


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post Feb 25 2008, 05:47 PM
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Well, GAS is strong here to, but I keep it under control somehow. If I see something that I can afford but don't really need (in translation i can do without it too), I want to buy it very badly. But then I stop and think a little, and the thought is gone. It's like a terrible habit to constantly buy stuff, but buying stuff makes me happy, so I understand why I have G.A.S. cool.gif


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post Feb 27 2008, 08:59 PM
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I usually give in to G.A.S when I see what I want and have money at the same time. Luckily I don't have so much money that often smile.gif


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I have kind of the same problem as you Toni buta with other stuff.....

Now i want to get a bass guitar but i will look at a chep used one to save some money

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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Feb 24 2008, 09:25 PM) *
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Sounds like the missus, she's got KAS.. Kitchen-utensils Aquisition Syndrom


I have this too I must say.....I love buying stuff for the kitchen...actually just for the house in general. But I also have a bit of G.A.S. Now in my defence I do use all the stuff I've bought but I still have more then I need at the moment.

Gibson LP Standard, Garrison G20 acoustic, Vox AD30VT amp, Whammy and Wah pedal, DF7 Distortion pedal and a Pod XT. Now I'm looking at getting a new guitar (oh I sold a Peavey raptor and rage amp forgot that) just deciding which one. I could sell the Whammy as don't use that much but I like it.

But hey there is worse stuff in the world to buy then guitar gear and kitchen utensils tongue.gif
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Feb 27 2008, 06:23 PM) *
But I also have a bit of G.A.S.


I apologize but is it wrong i always laugh when i read this sentence like this in this thread laugh.gif
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Feb 27 2008, 10:29 PM) *
I apologize but is it wrong i always laugh when i read this sentence like this in this thread laugh.gif


I think that's the point smile.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif tongue.gif
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