I'm in my 48th year playing music. For the entire time, acquiring and upgrading gear has been part of the experience. I'm just tired of that noise in my life. I'm too blessed already. I own multiple really good instruments, great amplification. What I really need to do is learn to play what I already have better. So unless a piece of gear actually fails in some way that it cannot be repaired, I'm not going to buy any new gear in calendar year 2014. Just strings.