Please talk some anti-GAS sense into me

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by CaineIsCarter, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. CaineIsCarter

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    Hi folks

    I’m a home-use only player; my dreams of playing in a band have long since withered on the vine.

    I sold all my electric gear two years ago (a bone move), and three months ago began the expensive process of re-electrification.

    I bought a Vox Mini SuperBeetle, and loved it. Until I got bored and decided I want a Blues Jr Tweed. But of course I don’t need one; I just want a new shiny thing. The Vox is perfect for my purposes, but I am stricken with GAS.

    Please slap me with a metaphorical wet haddock.
     
  2. StoogeSurfer

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    Your problem isn't that you have GAS, you just need better equipment. Better equipment makes your Internet posts funnier too.
     
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    boy, did you ever come to the right place for a haddock slapping...

    hmmm, somehow that sounds off...

    But seriously, it's like going to the liquor store to find a 12-step program. We don't sell anti-GAS here.

    I'm sure the Vox amp is wonderful. As wonderful as a Blues Jr. Tweed? Only your ears will know for sure.

    I have a bandmate who has a Tweed Blues Jr. He liked it fine, until he got a reissue something version of a SF Princeton Reverb. that's what he uses now. Is he the object of ridicule and scorn? Never - he has the right hand of Thor, as a rhythm player and he writes songs that are fun to play.

    so yeah, if you are choosing between feeding your children or a Blues Jr., well then, they say that hunger builds character right, and why can't the little sods fend for themselves? Ok, the local council might get a little tetchy over tha and tha, but otherwise:

    What are waiting for? Are ya gonna live? Do you "need" it? Need has nowat do with it.

    it's never too late. Never. Want to play in a band? Start one!
     
  4. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    @teletimetx Exactly!
    You expect us, here on TDPRI, to talk you OUT of buying equipment?
     
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    If your basic needs are met, no one is hurting and no one is gonna starve, my old editor used to say, "What else are you gonna do with your money?"
     
  6. blowtorch

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    From a guy with over 50 guitars, over a dozen amps, and way too many pedals to keep track of the count...
    It's fun to have a lot of different musical things.
    It's also completely unnecessary
     
  7. CaineIsCarter

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    I love this forum.
     
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  8. gordon schumway

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    I'll redirect your GAS towards cheaper stuff: Monoprice 5W or 15W.
     
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    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I almost posted on that "show us your amps" thread the other day.
    That would have been embarrasing to my conscience.
    I just that little Beatle amp. I think there are 2 versions.
    I saw a mini ac30 too.
     
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    welcome back
     
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    I had a friend who raced rally cars as a hobby. $10,000 a year in TIRES alone. There are far more destructive ways to blow money, some are hobbies, some are vices.

    You want another small, affordable amp?

    Bills are paid? Food in the fridge?

    Sounds like a good idea to me because that’s pretty affordable as hobbies go.
     
  12. chris m.

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    The compromise play is to buy used. You're getting it for about half the price of new, and if you shop
    carefully, it will still be shiny. Buy it from a guy like blowtorch, who has a dozen amps, and chances
    are it's practically NOS. (new old stock).

    Better yet, if you get bored with it and sell it, you pretty much break even except for shipping and
    transaction costs, or consignment sales fees.
     
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    This
     
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    Don't buy a Blues Jr! Is that what you wanted to hear?

    Shop vintage and buy yourself an old Princeton Reverb instead.
     
  15. CaineIsCarter

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    I live in North-East England. We have to hunt dogs for their fur to keep warm. I don’t have the dough for multiple amps, and lost a lot when I sold up last time round.
     
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    buy boutique stuff
     
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    Yah don't buy a Blues Jr. cause the Vox Mini Superbeetle is a lot nicer at home volume levels. Superbeetle is one super nice tiny amp!
     
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    I've bought two Tweed Blues Jr's and got bored with them and sold them.

    The fact that I bought and amp, got bored with it and sold it, then thought I needed one a second time and was wrong again, ought to suffice.
     
  19. chris m.

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    Guys, this is a Superbeetle:

    [​IMG]
    I wonder if there was some weird trademark issue with The Beatles because what Vox
    used to call a Super Beatle is now called a SuperBeetle--

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  20. JuneauMike

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    You have gotten back into electric guitar after along absence and your interest is growing. The likelihood of buying "the last amp you'll ever need" right out of the gate is pretty small. In this case your ears are becoming more refined. They are telling you that you haven't found the amp you are looking for yet. You have to listen, unfortunately.
     
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