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Am I the only one who thinks too much about new gear?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by NelsonNelson, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. NelsonNelson


    Sep 25, 2011
    I decided I was going to get more serious about bass this year, and put together a pedal board. Nothing too serious...and it has sucked every spare minute of my life the past 3 days solid deciding on the gear.

    Anyone else go through this difficult of a time deciding on things? I feel like I have mental issues now after finally deciding on the pedals and patch cables.
  2. rotis

    rotis There is more

    Dec 28, 2011
    3 days? Oh you ain't seen nothing yet. Three days a week for months and months per purchase? Now you are getting close.
  3. LOL...

    No, you're not the only one, and yes, it does get worse.
  4. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    I lose sleep thinking about new gear...and I don't even gig!
  5. I'm like this with amps and cabs. Definitely feel your pain.
  6. AaronMB


    Aug 17, 2012
    3 days? You got off easy this time.
  7. tomnomnom91


    Dec 23, 2012
    I'm exactly the same, but it can go on for months. I've regretted purchases in the past because I just bought one of the many options I was assessing, which I did in order to stop losing sleep over deciding what to get.
  8. Razzmatazz


    Oct 23, 2011

    I spend many hours researching, reading reviews and comments, comparing sound samples, try to figure how it will be with my current setup, taking chances, realise after a while it's not exactly to my likings, sell the damn things sometimes with regrets after etc... I did learn a lot doing this but it is indeed time consuming.

    Mental issues? With time, gear addiction will overcome the guilt... :) So welcome!
  9. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    The only one ?? bwahahaha...you're a real funny man !
  10. NelsonNelson


    Sep 25, 2011
    Haha thanks for the laughs on this everyone. Yeah I ended up with an all new pedalboard: Polytune Tuner, Aguilar TLC, Mad Professor Blueberry, and a Markbass Super Pro DI all housed on a Pedaltrain Mini board and Mogami gold patch cables.
  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    See my signature. Why do you think I have two instruments for sale/trade? :D
  12. Makatak


    Apr 13, 2002
    New Zealand
    I seem to think about gear more than Wife, Job, health.
    Im watching my kids playing and find myself thinking " maybe I should try changing from D`Addario to Rotosound ".......
  13. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    If youre getting serious about bass then ditch the pedals. :bag:
  14. adivin


    Jul 9, 2009
    New Orleans, LA
    What are you kidding? This whole forum revolves around this problem.
  15. rockamimjazz


    Sep 10, 2011
    +1! Getting there is half the fun. My wife has a saying regarding my bass addiction to gear: "..it never ends." Wish I could say she is incorrect. And I also happen to be a gigging drummer...let's not even go down that road :D
  16. bluestarbass


    Jul 31, 2007
    When you think your thinking too much step back for a second. No one is gonna be able to tell a difference but you. Fans don't care. It's a tool to be used. Spend the time practicing, that'll make a bigger difference. Gear is fun sometimes, though.
  17. Razzmatazz


    Oct 23, 2011
    Congratulations on your new pedalboard! Well thought out choices. Now let's see how long it's gonna last... ;)
  18. Mr L

    Mr L

    Jul 22, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    Ha 3 days? I've been up till the wee hours of the morning trying to find a way I can magically switch my P basses rosewood fretboard to maple for the past 2 weeks... It's killing me I want a maple P so bad...
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