Dienstag, 5. August 2008

GAS or obsessive compulsive disorder Part II

Gear Acquisition Syndrome, or GAS, is a disorder that I first learned about as a guitarist.
Loosely defined, it describes a pattern of behavior where a musician has a compulsive need to acquire the latest and greatest equipment; incessantly fiddle with, modify, and customize their gear; and either end up maintaining an unwieldy collection of instruments, amps, pedals and rack gear, or, endure regular experiences of disappointment and regret over having traded in perfectly good equipment for something that promised to be noticeably better, but wasn't.
In many cases this results in the need to improve and refine one's equipment actually superseding one's own development in becoming a more knowledgeable and skilled player.

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