Lets talk about GAS

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  1. Stonetone

    Stonetone Most Honored Senior Member

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    Howdy all, hope everyone is doing good?
    So im Wondering what GAS is for most? Like ok we have a need/want for something so we hit up the Google machine and our beloved forum, at this point does the GAS increases
    or does the GAS fizzle out for most as time goes bye? or do most pull the trigger and ignite the GAS?

    Cheers
     
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  2. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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  3. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    I can usually tell within a few days. 9/10 times, the urge or curiosity goes away. I did some research and lost interest. The mirage was revealed.

    But that 1 time, I can't stop putting pieces together, I start losing sleep exploring and eventually shopping. I walk away from a loaded shopping cart a few nights in a row. And then, within a week or two, I just get the thing. This process often involves me thinking about moving some gear that I don't play much or at all.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Having no money is a good cure for GAS.
     
  5. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I just farted.
     
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  6. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Beside that, I honestly hit a point some time back where I couldn't stand the idea of receiving any more cardboard filled with packing peanuts. That gave me several months of gas-free living.
     
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    I’m working again, so GAS has increased. I’ve been wanting to change things up for a while and had 15 months to think about. The change over has started and the EJ Strat was the first move. Waiting on the sale of another guitar to complete the next move. Then onto amps.
     
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  8. rmackowsky

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    Judging from my credit card bill, my GAS is only getting stronger.
     
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    and then ? :D
     
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  10. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    P.S. I am a bonafied GAS denier.
     
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  11. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    It wasn’t me, the dog did it.
     
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  13. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

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    Hi , @Stonetone -Buddy

    I think other than a nice P90 guitar, later. -Finish of parts build lacquer Strat is it for me.

    though I am waiting a while for that project while improving my playing.
     
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    Cardi B does that quite a bit..
     
  15. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Mr. Serious Gold Supporting Member

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    As Walter Becker advises, picture the owner of your local vintage guitar store. Imagine that you are becoming more like him with every purchase and trade. Properly applied, this technique will do more to alleviate GAS than anything else.
     
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    Once you have what you want...GAS stops. That point is different for everyone.
     
  17. Jmart1212

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    For me it goes like this... see a new guitar....think about it for a few days.... pull the trigger ... play it like crazy for a few days... adjust it....set it up.... then proceed to never it play again, because my main guitars for rehearsal and performances are my comfort zone guitars. Then after some time, repeat the process again. Thanks for caring what my GAS is like.:thumb:
     
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  18. Anacharsis

    Anacharsis Guitar Player Platinum Supporting Member

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    I have a lot of gear, but I have basically vanquished GAS. I haven't bought a guitar in over a year. Last pedal purchase was March. Last amp, used, in January. No big credit card bills lying around, either. After my wife and I buy a house this coming spring, I might buy another guitar, but maybe not. I'm happy with my gear.
     
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  19. White Dog

    White Dog Strat-Talker

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    My GAS comes and goes depending on "up coming earning potential".
    See; I work at a grain elevator, and directly with farmers.
    The two "big money over-time" seasons in my work world are Spring (planting, fertilizer, and spraying), and Fall (harvest, and lime).
    Work a LOT of hours during those seasons, I find I need to "reward" myself with something fun...and the wife doesn't mind either because she knows how hard I work.
    I also get a hefty bonus in July each year, and an even heftier one (10% of my yearly income) for Christmas...so Summer and Winter fall in there with GASable monies.
    During slow times when I'm doing all I can to get a 40 hour week in; there is absolutely no GAS.
    #MoneyMakesGAS
     
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    Having an 825 credit score decidedly does't discourage GAS.
     
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