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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The "Too Much Gear" Flowchart

If you've been a musician or engineer for a while you most likely have it - G.A.S., or Gear Acquisition Syndrome. It's as bad as any addiction known to man. You get that craving for a new guitar, microphone, amplifier, preamp or anything related to music and you just have to buy it, regardless if you can afford it or not.

I've seen people stay poor and living in the equivalent of a shack just so they can own a vintage Les Paul or U47, sometimes several. I've seen marriages break up over just that "one more purchase" instead of buying their honey a birthday present (or paying the rent, for that matter).

So how do you know if you really need to make that next purchase? Here's a handy flowchart that will guide you. It's based on guitars, but you can substitute any musical or audio gear instead.

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Steve said...

I'll remember the shoe thing next time!

Rand Bliss said...

The only thing wrong with this chart is the false assumption that one CAN have too many guitars. That just isn't possible amigos..♫

Evan said...

Although I dont like the ultimate conclusion, gotta admit that this is a good one. I too have few guitars and didn't want to sell any of those. Good work with the flowchart, you could contribute these to Creately Online Diagram Community.


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