I didn't get GAS for amps until I started playing out. Playing at home alone I was more into guitars and could be happy playing a SS Bandit or even a SS Dean Markley. There was a time I was using a Peavey Special 212 and I didn't even use a pedal for about 8 years. Then once I started playing out I noticed I had a sound I was hearing in my head but not achieving with my amps so I started exploring different amps and they were all tube amps. I went through several tube amps from Fender and Peavey and along with tubes, pedals and speaker swaps etc. I still was not achieving a sound I liked. On a whim I ordered a Carvin Belair and on the lowly "soak" channel set low I found the sound in a live setting I had been chasing all those years. I didn't even have to change a single thing on the amp from right out of the box. I haven't had amp GAS for 13 years now. I only wish I'd bought another new one before Carvin quit making amps.