How to cope with GAS?


paulcavaliere
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I just started playing guitar. Bought a small comfortable acoustic and enjoying the lessons here very much, but I can't stop thinking of a Gibson acoustic, Fender Telecaster and Gibson Les Paul. I'll also need an amp. Probably a practice amp, and maybe another a little bigger. Pedals looks fun too. Youtube gear comparison videos are just GAS on the fire.

I need a coping mechanism. Just need to stick with my comfortable acoustic and focus on practicing and learning. Play what I got right!?... strum, strum - sounds good, but wouldn't it sound better on a Gibson?

My name is Paul and I have GAS.


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matonanjin2
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Resistance if futile.


[u]Guitars:[/u] 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic[br][u]Amps:[/u] Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

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moosehockey18
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You`ve got gas ? Beano works good for that.

Oh....you mean G.A.S. ? No cure for that !


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snojones
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Originally Posted by: moosehockey18

You`ve got gas ? Beano works good for that.

Oh....you mean G.A.S. ? No cure for that !

Endless piles of money can be helpful. But once the affliction is established, abandon all hope.....


Captcha is a total pain in the........

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JOMJ
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Just buy it. It's going to be bought anyhow.


"You find a lot of people these days who cannot stand to be alone. You could lock me up in solitary for weeks on end, and I'd keep myself amused."

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JeffS65
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I'm not sure I understand this language you speak....


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mjgodin
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Geesh Jeff I think you spend more money on straps than some of us spend on instruments Just my thoughts. Lol[br][br]

Moe


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JeffS65
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Originally Posted by: mjgodin

Geesh Jeff I think you spend more money on straps than some of us spend on instruments Just my thoughts. Lol

Missing is my 80's Kramer Baretta which is in pieces for a someday customer paint job. Not a priority. I've also got an Ibanez bass.

My next guitar is going to be a Gibson Firebird. I'm losing some weight these days and if I hit a certain goal, I'm gonna reward with the Firebird. Wife endorsed too! After that, I was thinking a Danelectro 59 Devine (likely in Walnut).

Funny, Fender offsets like the Jazzmaster were never to my taste. I think when I started playing, my snobby self saw those as the weird and cheaper guitars. That was in 1981ish so different time and world. I'm slowly changing my mind though......


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mjgodin
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Yeah I know what you mean by the jazzmaster. They were never my preference either but seeing a lot of them lately so there must be something about them. I just figured if you got the strat and tele might as well go for the fender trifecta. Good luck with the firebird. Hope you get it.


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