geeky pedalboy geeks - about how much of your pedal purchases are based on need and how many are based on desire? i was updating my profile the other day and noticed that out of the 15 or so pedals i had listed from 9 months to a year ago i don't use a single one of them anymore. and i know the silly aspects of GAS have been discussed a lot, but i couldn't find a thread exactly like this. when i started i had no idea what i actually wanted to do with pedals, so about 90% of what effects i bought were because they just looked damn cool. that's the desire choice. now, i've gotten to where i have a little better handle on how things go together (giggety) and what i want to accomplish with a new addition or a replacement for something i already have. so i end up buying things less because of their cool factor and more because it fills a need (giggety-goo). fuzz is a great example of this. i went through about 7 before i found one that was best for me. and i still buy them, but only about 1 in 5 is because of gear-lust. but "DAYUM that's awesome" based purchases still have their place. there's effects that i wouldn't know that i liked and want to search out the best version of if i didn't dabble in surprise, unknown wiggle-boxes occasionally. Super-Freq Ugly Face? LOVE. oh yah..... the geeky pedalBOY description up there? and grrL too i guess... i don't see any of you fine, fine low end ladies popping up in the PYPB threads. pleaaaase prove me wrong. grrLs killing it on bass? hot. geeky grrLs that are all about tech? HOT. grrLs that combine the two? inFERRRNo. what up with it?