What happened in your WORST case of GAS ? (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)

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Share your worst case of GAS ! Tell us what happened at first, then what you ended up buying (or stealing or whatever =]]). Give us pics if you can ! Please tell the amount of money you ended up paying too. And are you satisfied afterward ?

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Gear:
Spear SHL-1 Evil Monkey
Digitech RP350
Vietnamese Made - Duy Ngọc Acoustic Guitar

Soon my gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus
#3
Nothing really. My most expensive thing I've bought was my Takamine EG523SC and that wasn't really an unnecessary purchase, I needed a decent acoustic guitar. I might as well post a pic...
#5
Went to a guitar shop to buy a pack of strings, walked out with an ibanez sas36fm... which broke. fml
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#6
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Went to a guitar shop to buy a pack of strings, walked out with an ibanez sas36fm... which broke. fml


How the hell did that happen? I can only imagine it was like this:

"Hey, I need some strings please"

"I'm afraid the only strings we have are currently attached to this Ibanez."

"Oh, ok then"
#7
i seen a Dean Vendetta 1.0 in a shop by mine and went in and played it and it was just nice. just felt so good, so went back the next day with my epiphone by gibson S310 strat (from like the 70's) and did a swap deal for it. in perfect condition i would have got ripped off, but there were 3 frets that had been worn and so buzzed like HELL and the selector switch wasn't working for the bridge pickup, bad wiring or something... either way they didnt try it just swapped it. i was like "SCORE!" they even threw in some earnie ball super slinky's because people had played it and they said it needed new strings... so yeh. i learned guitar on the epi strat but i just hated it. it played like balls, my preferred pickup didn't work, frets were muted and it was just a bit crap. the dean is now my #1 guitar. i love it!
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#8
I was saving up for like a year for this guitar (about $700 used), but I ended up not liking it very much. So I sold that one and a few weeks later bought this on sale (about $600 on sale). Best decision ever
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#9
I currently want both a prs paul allender sig with some peizio saddles, and an hardtail RG with a KAOSS pad. I'm not sure what to do.
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#10
Digitech Whammy 4. I didn't go into GC to buy it, yet somehow I came out with it and $200 less in my pocket.

I regret it completely.
#11
Six String Ibanez Gio Bass. Not bad, I dare say. Finding replacement strings in a small town, however? Not as easy.
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#12
I bought everything I own which comes to far more gear than I actually need.
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#13
Digitech Bad Monkey. WTF do not need?
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#14
I GASed over an ENGL amp for months, so I saved and one day went online and purchased.....

ENGL XXL Cab, ENGL Savage 120, ENGL Z7 interface, Rocktron Prophesy, Rocktron Midi mate.

Plus a hell of a lot of planet waves cables. It worked out to quite a bit of money.....

Probably around £3500 which is around $5000? The rocktron is used so that saved me a bit of cash.

Definitely satisfied. Its what I use to gig and rehearse and quite frankly I would not use another amp.

Here is a picture..



Right now Im gasing for an Ibanez S8570-HG J Custom with BKP Warpigs which is going to cost me another £2500
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Last edited by Talentless at Aug 23, 2010,
#15
I can remember having a look round my local guitar store really not planning to buy anything other than a replacement D string for my bass (this store sold single strings).


I ended up buying my Yamaha RBX375 5-stringer. I ended up spending something like 300 pounds.
#16
Bought a head worth almost €2000 and a cab worth €600
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#17
I wanted a phaser REALLY BAD, so I bought one that cost 20 bucks. Worst purchase I have ever made in my life.
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#18
edwards alexi laiho sawtooth. one fanboi moment cost me (after import fees) an entire months wages back then.
managed to live for 2 months off 1 wage packet, during which time i got out of bed, went to work, came home, went back to bed. luxuries such as eating out, socializing etc went aside for a guitar i dont actually like playing.

still, lesson learned eh
#19
Went for this:
$350

Ended up getting this:
$700
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#20
I went in for strings and some picks, saw the guitar I'd been GASsing over for years and immediately shelled out $1500

Left me broke though

EDIT: I'll add some pictures

Went in for this





Left with this

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Last edited by HollishGuy at Aug 23, 2010,
#21
Both my new Carvin and my Charvel were bought on impulse. I'd been playing an Epi LP Jr for YEARS. I was desperate for a new guitar. So about 6 weeks after I impulsively ordered my Carvin, I bought the Charvel for 300 bucks. Total = 1.6k
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#23
I was thinking of spending 1000$ on a new bass, ended up spending $1300...
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Went in for this


I've been looking for those for over a year now, do you know a place here in the netherlands that still sells them?
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#25
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Went in for this


Shame on you. Buy some lasting strings and you don't have to return that often, thus not GASing that often either.
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I've been looking for those for over a year now, do you know a place here in the netherlands that still sells them?

What about that one international European music store.. that online one.. I can't think of the name for my life right now >_<

Uhhh, something .de... i really can't remember the name

OH NOW I REMEMBER! thomann.de?
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#27
^^ You probably mean Thomann or Music Store

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I've been looking for those for over a year now, do you know a place here in the netherlands that still sells them?

I don't know, I usually buy them when I visit the Music Store in Cologne. I think the Feedback has them though, as well as a small local shop in Utrecht where I went once with my brother.

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Shame on you. Buy some lasting strings and you don't have to return that often, thus not GASing that often either.

I usually get Elixirs, but they were sold out. D'Addario's not bad though, better then Ernie Balls.
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Quote by the bartender
I've been looking for those for over a year now, do you know a place here in the netherlands that still sells them?


I order them in bulk from ebay. You can get them piss cheap.
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as thoughts keep drifting
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#30
Went in to my local for my sister to get this:



Came out with this as well:



Biggest waste of £20 ever

And before you ask, yes I was a complete n00b
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Quote by mcjosh
What about that one international European music store.. that online one.. I can't think of the name for my life right now >_<

Uhhh, something .de... i really can't remember the name

OH NOW I REMEMBER! thomann.de?

Oh you've done it now... That site is ridiculously cheap... WOW. Ok, goodbye very little money I actually have!
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Gear:
Spear SHL-1 Evil Monkey
Digitech RP350
Vietnamese Made - Duy Ngọc Acoustic Guitar

Soon my gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus
#35
Went in for this



Came out with this,



being a specialized guitarist and a lefty helps with GAS.

-strings, sold no where 'cept the net
-guitars, net
-amps, no need for any more power currently
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#36
Everyone in the elevator died and I was convicted of manslaughter.
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#37
I remember one time... I went into a music store. I bought a Dual Rectifier half-stack... That was great.
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#38
I farted and accidentally shit my pants once.

No but srsly, I've been quite good with spending money on gear. Worst is £200 on a Fuzz Probe, it's a good pedal but I don't use it as much as I should for that price, and there was a cheaper £110 pedal which isn't as good a quality and doesn't look as good and doesn't have the theremin thing going on, but it probably would have suited my needs.
#39
I bought a JCM 900 without trying it.

Unfortunately, I hated it, and it broke.
#40
When I bought my last bass, I had been in there checking it out a few times before. Then one day I got off work, walked into the store and headed strait for it. One of the sales guys was like "can I help you find something?" and I was like "nah I had a long day I think I'll buy a bass." He was like

Not really expensive, I just think it's kinda funny.
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