Lets talk about GAS

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  1. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    GAS, like anything that's called a "syndrome" is a vague collection of symptoms with no discernible cause. I see stuff all the time that makes me want one, or want to try one.

    When I see that item at a price I like? That's when the match gets lit.
     
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  2. Stratoman10

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    TMI :eek:
     
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  3. Archtops

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    Me exactly ^
     
  4. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    Running outta space helps until the construction is over. :whistling:
     
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  5. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    LOL

    At one point in my life I worked at a Chevy dealership. Trust me, good credit scores are as rare as hens teeth.

    One day I ran a credit check on a lady who was looking to buy a new car. When we got the results I asked my sales manager if she was good, and he said "Yeah, over 800. She could buy the trees."
     
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  6. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    That's cause people with financial savvy don't buy cars from dealers.... ;)

    Or buy new cars at all.....
     
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    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Wisdom.

    I can afford most stuff but I have enough already and too much gear clogs your thinking IMO.
     
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    Stonetone Most Honored Senior Member

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    Im Very Close to having everything I need, just want 1 more Electric (Telecaster) and then a later on a nice acoustic
     
  9. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I said that once too…..
     
  10. jwag

    jwag Strat-O-Master

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    GAS for me ends when the gear I currently own ticks all the boxes.

    I don’t own a Tele at the moment, and will own at least two before the GAS for a Tele dissipates. When I find a couple I truly appreciate that’ll probably end my guitar GAS. I no longer require ownership of HB equipped guitars.

    I want a Vox AC15 amp, a 20W Marshall DSL, and a 65 Princeton Reverb RI, when I get those it’ll more than likely stop there in regards to amps.

    I need a couple pedals to finish out my fourth pedal board and that’ll definitely end there. I could happily live with what I currently have.

    It cost me a small fortune to get full custody of my kids, and the gear I owned at the time helped finance that. I’ll never replace what was sold, but I honestly don’t want to.

    I love playing, aside from my children…nothing else even comes close. I like many others, like having different options and equipment at my disposal. In all honesty if I just had a couple Tele’s I could probably content forever.
     
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    wjsb316 Strat-Talker

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    Things that are temptation for mere mortals now draw only my ire.

    I literally just buy whatever I want. My bludotone was due in September, but it's been delayed.
    I've graduated from production guitars to Luthier built instruments.
     
  12. StratGuy4692

    StratGuy4692 Strat-O-Master

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    Certainly what limits my GAS is having or not having money and it’s not limited to just gear. I just bought a Fender gig bag for half off.
     
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    rikbigcat Strat-Talker

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    My credit was run at a car dealer and I don't know what the score was but he said "How many cars do you want to buy?" Then he said, with some surprise in his voice "You don't owe anybody." But then, I'm a product of Depression-era parents for better or worse.

    I GASsed out when I was into synthesizers. Fortunately I'm cheap/thrifty so most were eBay scores and such. But I have anti-GAS with guitars. How much better could anything be than my 1992 MIM for my level of playing?
     
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    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    GAS is probably a big part of how you get to 825
     
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    grumpah Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    My GAS is a bit odd. I had to have a Fender Strat but the other three Strats are either assembled or built by me. That also goes for the pickups, wiring harnesses, pedals, and amps. I never seem satisfied with off the shelf gear so I build what I want when I want it [even the off the shelf Fender Strat has locking tuners and my own pickups]. The process of learning what goes into the various gear items makes the whole experience more enjoyable.
     
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