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#1
You know you are addicted to gear when (fill in the blank.....)!


OK, UG'rs. Let's here it. What is your or story?


I'll start:

You know you are addicted to gear when you have way more stuff then your ability commands.





GO!
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Sep 20, 2009,
#2
You know you're addicted to gear when you have to buy something (it doesn't matter what) whenever you go in a guitar shop.

You know you're addicted to gear when you browse GG&A for N_Ds.
E-peen:
Rhodes Gemini
Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

WTLT

(512) Audio Engineering - Custom Pedal Builds, Mods and Repairs
#4
You know you're addicted to gear when you've had more guitars than girlfriends
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan
#5
Quote by classicrocker01
You know you're addicted to gear when you've had more guitars than girlfriends



“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Oscar Wilde
#6
you know your addicted to gear when you have no fucking money but enough pedals to build a small fort.
#7
You know you are addicted to gear when you can't stop looking at Craigslist and MF, GC websites etc. everyday.
#8
You know you're addicted to gear when you turn down sex to put in a last minute bid on an amp on Ebay.
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan
#10
when you take a job at sam ash... just to flip **** on clist.
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#11
Quote by classicrocker01
You know you're addicted to gear when you've had more guitars than girlfriends

i think ill sig that
#12
You know you're addicted to gear when you'd prefer to spend your money on gear than your girl/boyfriend/spouse.
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What the hell is a G&L.



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#13
You know you're addicted to gear when have more invested in your rig than your car
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan
#14
Quote by classicrocker01
You know you're addicted to gear when you've had more guitars than girlfriends


Guilty
Wave goodbye to the past.
You've got your whole life to lead.


Schecter C-1+ with SD '59/Custom 5
Egnater Tweaker 15
PolyTune noir
Algal Bloom fuzz
Fingerprint Redux fuzz
White Lightning OD
Nocturner reverb
Flashback delay
#16
Quote by classicrocker01
You know you're addicted to gear when have more invested in your rig than your car


I'm addicted to gear and I've spent way more on my car than my rig. I wish it was the other way around though.
E-peen:
Rhodes Gemini
Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

WTLT

(512) Audio Engineering - Custom Pedal Builds, Mods and Repairs
#17
Quote by imgooley
You know you're addicted to gear when you're a splawn fanboy



ha ha ha

I figured you'd say something like that. I deserve it. I basically baited you

Edit: Goolz I do GAS and want and discuss and recommend lots of other amps besides Splawn. At least in the GGnA forums.


You know you're addicted to gear when you buy preamp tubes when you don't really need them just to hear how they change your amp.


------------------------Edit

You know you are addicted to gear when, in a drunken stupor, you create a new Group on UG dedicated to that addiction.









Join here: http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/amps_addicted/
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Sep 30, 2009,
#18
Quote by mmolteratx
I'm addicted to gear and I've spent way more on my car than my rig. I wish it was the other way around though.

Ya, but I'm a country boy. I drive an old Chevy 2500
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan
#19
you know you're addicted to gear when your favorite forms of literature are music store catalogs and the GG&A forum
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Proceed with extreme caution!
#20
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH

You know you're addicted to gear when you buy preamp tubes when you don't really need them just to hear how they change your amp.


Guilty. ****, I buy multiples of the same kind to see what the tolerances are like. Then I go sell anything that's crap on CL for a half of what I bought it for. I spend way too much money (and time) on gear.
E-peen:
Rhodes Gemini
Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

WTLT

(512) Audio Engineering - Custom Pedal Builds, Mods and Repairs
#21
You know you're addicted to gear when your name's Derek
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan
#22
You know you're addicted to gear when you use the money for your girlfriend's anniversary present to buy new hardware.
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They respawn though


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jazz bass.

t-bird is muddy inversatile, and reminds me of emo chicks.

Current rig: Peavey Millennium 5 - Drive B15

To buy: Ampeg BA112 or BA115
#23
Quote by cal1
You know you're addicted to gear when you use the money for your girlfriend's anniversary present to buy new hardware.

Guilty

I only did it once though
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan
#24
You know you're addicted to gear when you're gonna miss your dad's birthday lunch to go try out an amp.
E-peen:
Rhodes Gemini
Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

WTLT

(512) Audio Engineering - Custom Pedal Builds, Mods and Repairs
#26
Quote by classicrocker01
You know you're addicted to gear when your name's Derek


That one works for me!!

You know you're addicted to gear when your managers at work come in every day and give you sh!t for browsing GG&A ...then again I give them sh!t for browsing Harley Davidson accessories daily
Peavey JSX 120 Half Stack
Mockingbird Evil Edge SE
Mockingbird Special(White)

Set sail to sea but pulled off course by the light of golden treasure --Hetfield, the Unforgiven Pirate

So I dub Thee Unforgiven Three! -How it should have been
#27
You know you're addicted to gear when you were unable to save your girlfriend from the fire because you were too busy making sure the pedals made it out safely.
#28
^wow - I hope you made that up


Quote by cal1
You know you're addicted to gear when you use the money for your girlfriend's anniversary present to buy new hardware.



We have a winner!


You know you are addicted to gear when you can't wait for your sig other/spouse to go to bed so you can go back to your man cave and piddle with your gear and surf GGnA.

Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Sep 17, 2009,
#29
when you can pay 3 semesters worth of tuition/college with the money invested in gear within the past 4 years
I traded in my Real Books for Robbins and Cotran Pathology Textbooks
#30
When you make more guitars squeal than girls??

been said basically, but different context
Peavey JSX 120 Half Stack
Mockingbird Evil Edge SE
Mockingbird Special(White)

Set sail to sea but pulled off course by the light of golden treasure --Hetfield, the Unforgiven Pirate

So I dub Thee Unforgiven Three! -How it should have been
#31
You know you are addicted to gear when you post in a guitar gear forum about being addicted to gear...
main rig:
MIM Tele->VP Jr.->CryBaby->Fuzz Factory->TS808->Carbon Copy->Phase 90->TU-3->Vox AC30CCH+Avatar 212 and Peavey VTM60+Marshall 1960A


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Fuzz...It's wonderful and horrible and beautiful and repulsive and so many things all at once.
#32
You know you are addicted to gear when you bump a fellow UG'rs post about posting in an 'I'm addicted to gear' thread being addicted yourself.


That's it. I'm going to start our own AA next week when I get back from Vaca.


Amplifiers Anonymous!


Stay tuned...
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Sep 17, 2009,
#33
you know you're addicted to gear when you have at least 9 threads on a forum about your gear swaps. i think we all know who i am talking about
Well, Jesus Christ, I'm not scared to die,

I'm a little bit scared of what comes after

Do I get the gold chariot?

Do I float through the ceiling?
#34
You know you're addicted to gear when ...

You spend your lunch hour in a music store instead of a restaurant.

You see a piece of gear you have absolutely NO use for,
but buy it anyway because it looks fun to play with.

You have enough money left after paying the rent to buy food, but buy gear instead,
because you can eat anytime, but "a deal this good won't be around until next payday".

You put your gear in the back seat of your car and
make your drummer ride in the trunk because it's too cold outside.
Meadows
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#35
^Put the drummer in teh trunk and the amp on the soft back seat with a seat belt. Now that is a great idea!


Quote by malashea_GTRST
you know you're addicted to gear when you have at least 9 threads on a forum about your gear swaps. i think we all know who i am talking about


hmmmm....no one I know would make '9 takes' of gear trading here
#36
...........When you're 14 and spends more time on GG&A than doing Home work
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#37
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
...........When you're 14 and spends more time on GG&A than doing Home work


.... Or when you're borderline A's instead of indefinitely all A's in school because you are spending time on GG&A.

This sig is colored just to annoy the UG classic users.

Trying to think of witty things to put in my sig. Message if you have ideas.
#38
..when the first things you do when you get on the 'net are GG&A and eBay.
..when you hear the first thing that might be wrong with your sound and go off hunting for something that might fix it.

GG&A corrupted me. I used to just spend on guitars every now and then. Now, I have a long list of shit I need to buy for reasons I can't figure out. I also get massive urges at the moment to just sell everything and start over again with just a guitar.

Out of interest, does anyone else find a tone they like and then the next day play through the exact same thing and think that it's awful?
LesPaul
Pedals
OrangeRocker30
My band
PBT Native: Resident Graphics Monkey

#39
You are addicted to gear when you are watching gear reviews and Demos and Youtube whenver you get to the PC.
Fender American Special HSS Stratocaster
Ibanez 1987 Roadstar II Deluxe
Yamaha THR10X
Marshall JCM900 SL-X
Ibanez WD-7 Weeping Demon Wah
TC Electronic Polytune
Seymour Duncan Tweakfuzz
#40
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
^wow - I hope you made that up


No, it's real. My girlfriend's dead because of my gear addiction, and I'm not even sorry.

Of course I made that up.