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Is there a vaccine against G.A.S.?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Mr_Martin, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    Probably there is. But I imagine you'd have to get vaccinated annually due to the evolving variants.
    I would recommend getting your shot before tax time as that seems a high time of year for infection.
     
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  2. BigDaddyLH

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  3. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Yes, and it's also a two part series:


    First tinnitus

    Then later-

    Arthritis.

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  4. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    This says it all. There is no cure. :lol:

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  5. Obsessed

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    Yup, just bend over.
     
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  6. jvin248

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    You just need to spend too much/too far beyond your budget.

    I see posts all the time on these forums.

    "Should I send this guitar back?" with picture of a small dust spec or pick-scratch.
    Buyer's remorse takes care of GAS for a little while.


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  7. gusfinley

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    Not sure if there is a cure but Patience is a great treatment.

    I purchased my Dream Electric and Dream Acoustic guitars several years ago - Now when I go to the guitar shop most things are just "meh". I also bought some "beater" guitars as decoys for the kids to keep their mitts of my good ones.

    I have moved on from "G.A.S" to what I call "Staging"

    I was telling a friend at work all my guitar "problems" a few years ago.

    - Built a Vox AC15 in an empty AC15CC cab, but wanted to build a my "Dream" AC15. I wanted to reuse my Mercury Magnetics OT and choke and Weber Blue Dog Alnico speaker for the new build. I spent a year sourcing parts, a year reworking the old AC15 - adding an old Hammond Output transformer and Choke pulled from previous builds. I also added a Greenback "staged" in from another cabinet and sold this amp for $450.

    My Dream AC15 is mostly completed. I sourced a reproduction vox cabinet, reproduction chassis, Heyboer PT, MM OT and Choke (from previous build), NOS Mustard and WIMA caps and a Weber Alnico Blue Dog (from previous build). I just need to modify the slider board for Mains Fuse, IEC Socket and Speaker Jack - and I need a faceplate.

    - I had a Marshall 1966 2x12 cabinet with a greenback and a V30 for a total power handling of 50w. I clocked my Marshall at 67 Watts when I ran it full bore, so I need to more power handling. I swapped out the greenback for a Creamback M65 and thought I was done when I saw a Marshall 4x12 with a GT-75 and V30 mix listed for $300 on a local ad. I had $450 on hand from my recent AC15 sale so I bought it. I put the two GT-75s in the 2x12 and my V30 and Creamback in my 4x12. Then I sold the 2x12 for $250 in essence upgrading to a 4x12 for $50!!

    - I built a Marshall 50W "plexi" about 15 years ago that was pretty good, but could use a better power transformer. It would be about $200 for a decent power transformer and much needed cap job. The last time I played it sounded about 85% (buzzy, noisy), so it needs a little work. I figured if I could sell the old one and build a new one for about the same price as upgrading parts. I picked up one of the last Classictone Marshall 50W transformer sets and got some new caps for fixing it up. This one is still in the staging process. First up - get the old amp ready to sell.

    My friend retired a few weeks ago and before he left I asked him if he remembered all my guitar problems that I started talking about years ago. I then went through how I have solved these slowly over time.

    Patience!
     
  8. getbent

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    When I was gigging 3 times a week, I had zero gas.

    Currently, I have zero gas as I am trying to refine some things and I'm focused on what i have not what is missing.
     
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  9. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    It's like cowbell...it's a feevah and there's only one cyooah!
    Moah geeah!
     
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  10. TeleinTX

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    Nay....it is an incurable malady. The depths of depravity that GAS addicts will reach to procure their gear ecstasy reach extreme levels. GAS is so powerful, that it requires a 24 step program, instead of 12.

    *The following are the key identifiers of the stages of GAS:

    1) Dissatisfaction
    2) Desire
    3) Research
    4) Purchase
    5) Guilt
    6) Acceptance
    7) Relapse

    I personally have survived all of these signs, except for #5. I have no guilt of anything I have ever done in my life, or ever will do. Class dismissed.....

    *
    https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/7-stages-of-gear-acquisition-syndrome-585947
     
  11. Steerforth

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    No vaccine, no cure.

    But mine’s on autopilot. Mrs. Steerforth likes to give me guitars. She’s a musician too, and has good taste. All I have to do is wait for something to catch her eye.
     
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    This will be the “last” one!
     
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    I don't get that dissatisfaction thing.

    I like most gear I have bought. Not all, but I tend to go for gear I'm interested in.
     
  14. cometazzi

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    You misspelled "money".
     
  15. Stanford Guitar

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    It seems there is no herd immunity, only herd amplification.
     
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  16. Electric Warrior

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    If you can, try a lot of stuff before you buy. Don't settle, regardless of price point. You can waste money buying a $100 guitar or a $2000 guitar. If you don't connect with it, you'll be back on the hunt before you know it.

    So patience, as someone else mentioned.
     
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  17. JL_LI

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    Vaccine against GAS? Your wife gives you the shot in your ears.
     
  18. Mr Swisher

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    My wife has attempted to Gastrate me numerous times.

    She finally gave up 4 guitars ago.
     
  19. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Maybe I got this wrong...
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  20. Fluddman

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    The virus keeps mutating. For me it started with guitars, then it mutated to amps, speakers, then pedals, bass gear, pa gear. I thought isolating would help but it just made me focus on amp/cab modelling solutions for home playing and recording.

    The virus goes into remission once i've worked through (bought) all the gear variations in a given field. Just when you think it's gone it transforms.

    Got to go - Guitar shop is about to open and really need a multi-effect pedals to replace the dozens of pedals I already own!

    Cheers
     
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