jellybelly said: I catch myself spending more time on here looking at gear than I do acctually just playing...like a guitar or a pedal are suddenly going to make me write the next great guitar album.
ive seriously become addicted to buying guitar stuff off ebay, in the the hope that the next purchase will get me that "perfect sound".
People on guitar forums call it GAS (guitar/gear acquisition syndrome), and i reckon im a terminal case! Here's a good article on it:
http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/A ... iding_GAS/
"GAS is NOT the same thing as collecting. In fact, many people find that the collecting of instruments is as much a joy as playing them (particularly if you have the financial means to collect).
GAS differs in that the compulsive need to "tweak your rig" supersedes the desire to improve as a player, compose music, record, (and if you have aspirations of playing professionally) seek gigs. Another common trait of a GAS-inflicted individual is the tendency to impulsively trade in a perfectly good piece of equipment for a seemingly more desirable piece of equipment (often at a loss of money) and later regret the transaction."
man that's sooo me. so its out with ALL my gear, just one or 2 guitars, 1 bass, 1 amp, 2 or 3 essential pedals.