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I finally learned how to cure my gas

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Twang Deluxe, May 2, 2019.

  1. Twang Deluxe

    Twang Deluxe Tele-Holic

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    Since I'm on Tdpri I bought each year a new guitar and I became more and more afraid of GAS.

    Last week I visited a Guitar store where nearly every guitar i checked had a bad setup and old rusty strings.

    I played 8 different guitars (Tele, Strat, Jaguar, Les Paul, Danelectro...) and I was always dissatisfied and they never sounded like on the youtube videos of the influencers. There was just nothing magical about those guitars, so I left the store without buying anything. And now I'm happy with my old mexican Telecaster :).

    I'm really thankful for this crappy guitarstore. I will always go there when I start dreaming of a new guitar
     
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  2. AlbertaGriff

    AlbertaGriff Tele-Afflicted

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    I was GASing somewhat for a new Fender 62 Princeton Reissue. I went to the local store to check one out. Plugged a Tele in, poor setup and out of tune, kept the volume low to not annoy the store and other shoppers.

    Needless to say, I haven't thought much about it since.
     
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  3. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    Best way to cure GAS is to let it out.

    This advice works in more than one situation.

    This advice may also get you in trouble with your spouse in any situation.
     
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  4. 8livesleft

    8livesleft TDPRI Member

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    One way is to do what you did and be happy with what you've got.

    The other is to just go for gold. That is, if your "grail" is a Gibson LP Custom, or some other top of the line item, then don't waste your time with an Ibanez, Epi, LTD, Washburn, Agile, Chibson etc etc...because it really will never end.

    That said, I'm THIS close to buying a Japan Lawsuit LP or an Epi but I think I'll just wait until I've got enough to just get a Gibson Custom or Standard in black.

    Sent from my ASUS_X01BDA using Tapatalk
     
  5. dkmw

    dkmw Poster Extraordinaire

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    I like alka-seltzer.
     
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  6. frankg11

    frankg11 Tele-Holic

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    I cured guitar gas by buying a leica camera. I can't buy anything for a year now!
     
  7. Shuster

    Shuster Poster Extraordinaire

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  8. Bluego1

    Bluego1 Tele-Afflicted

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    My GAS has gone from guitars to pedals to picks. I think it’s a good direction and so does my wallet. Not as much as you might think, though. I got hooked on a 4.1 mm V Pick on a whim, and now I’m keeping Vinny over there in lunch money by going back for more and more of his variations. Fun stuff, once you realize the undeniable variation in tone that picks give you. It really is incredible. Haven’t caught an amp bug yet, but I know it’s coming. So far the variations I can get from my 18-pedal board through my Orange 35RT has been plenty to keep me busy.
     
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    The 68 Princeton reissue or the Chris Stapleton one? Sounds like you didn't really try.
     
  10. AlbertaGriff

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    Stapleton, and yes thats exactly my point. Im sure its a great amp.
     
  11. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Friend of Leo's

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    When I first went LP shopping I ended up with an SG. The price was really just too good to ignor . Came with 490/498 pickups, a good set, and the guitar is really nice. But after awhile it just wasn't a LP. So a couple years later i finally got my LP. Fifty Seven Classics and all. Awesome sounding and playin . So in the end i ended up with two really great guitar . Yup, GAS attacks can work like that
     
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    mad dog Friend of Leo's

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    I am with you on this Twang. Countless times I've headed out to check some likely guitar candidate or other. Usually not to GC type stores ... at little vintage joints, neighborhood places, or to private sellers. And then realize (yet again) just how good the guitars already at my house really are.

    There are exceptions of course. But more often than not, guitar shopping leads to greater appreciation for the gear I'm lucky enough to have now.

    Happened yesterday. Out cruising Eastman hollowbodies. Always looking for high quality hollowbodies that don't cost a fortune. Tried some nice ones too. Yet the whole time all I could think about was this old Guild X50 at home. Best way to reconnect with a good guitar is to think you need another one. Or play it that one last time before putting it up for sale ...
     
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  13. Zuzax

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    For several years now (with a couple of exceptions) I've been taking lessons with the money I used to spend on equipment. When I got "pretty good" I went and found a better teacher who showed me that I was not, in fact pretty good at all, but he helped me make steady progress in becoming less awful.

    My walls are covered with my efforts to find that special guitar that would make me better. It doesn't exist.
     
  14. jtees4

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    It hasn't really been an LP since the early 60's ;):lol:
     
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    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    I did the same thing today. Went to check out a Strat in a local store that just didn’t do it for me. But they had this Taylor, and.........
     
  16. kingvox

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    Digestive enzymes have worked wonders for my gas.
     
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  17. brogh

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    Glad you sorted it, but watch out .. it can come back very heavely :D

    I tamed mine by concentrating on playing and finally realizing it's not always about the gear you have, good guitar, good amp can get you going for years :)

    From time to time as any of us i have a little "gas attack", but i learned to cope with it.

    Play !!
     
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  18. Jimmy Dean

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    Beano?
     
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