When do you know you have too much gear?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by joel406, Jun 10, 2021 at 6:49 AM.

  1. joel406


    Dec 27, 2013
    When do you know?

    Personally I feel like I’m there.

    I have 5, 5 string Basses.
    3 Fender Jazz
    2 Fender Precision’s.
    All 5 string. All American.

    I have 6 amp heads.
    Gallien Krueger MB-500
    GK MB-800 Fusion
    GK Legacy 800
    GK Fusion 800 s
    GK Fusion 1200 s
    Mesa Subway D-800+

    I have 6 cabs
    2 GK CX210s
    2 GK 410s
    2 Mesa Subway 212s

    I’m currently waiting on Sweetwater to get stock on the new GK neo IV 212s. I have a pair of the 8 ohm models on order.

    Yeah. I got a lot of sh**.

    When do you know you’ve gone to far?
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    How am I to know when I have gone to far?
    You will come to know... ...when the bullet hits the bone...

  3. You’re there. You know it.
  4. Jazz Ad

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    In your case it's not having too much but rather having too much of the same stuff.
    Your gk heads all are siblings. So are your cabs, so are your basses.
  5. MissThemyscira


    Sep 8, 2018
    Before buying anything bass related, I ask myself two questions:

    1) Do I need it now?
    2) Will it REALLY help me accomplish a goal?

    Examples: I wanted to buy a new Mesa amp and cab. I already had a functioning combo practice amp and I’m not going to be playing out anytime soon. I put the money I would have spent into an investment account.

    I went out and bought a BeatBuddy pedal. A guitarist and I jam bi-weekly and it helped us create songs from different genres and jam with the drum tracks. This helped us accomplish our goal of creating music, made our jams more fun, and it inspires me to practice at home.

    I would say most of your purchases fail one or both criteria.
  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    You're good on the amps. Still have a long way to go with the basses though. In my opinion.

    I know I've got too much when I can't fit any more.

    I'm there. And that includes packing them under beds and behind couches.

    Need to get a bigger place to live, or sell some basses so I can buy more.

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  7. David76112


    Feb 19, 2012
    When you have to get a second house to put gear in, that may be a sign.
  8. ClusterFlux

    ClusterFlux Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    When it doesn't fit in your apartment / home / Man Cave.

    When you trip over your pedalboard on the way to the bathroom.

    When you buy something that you forgot you already owned.

    When you're posting "do I have too much stuff?" on TB.
  9. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    When you watch an episode of Hoarders and it seems strangely familiar, plus whatever Dr. Zasio says starts resonating.
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  10. REV

    REV Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Wait... there's such a thing as too much gear?
  11. Gustopher

    Gustopher Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2018
    Interesting way to brag about your gear ;)
    I have too much when there is stuff that I don’t use.
  12. 9Thumbs


    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    Let's not start talking about fishing gear, okay?
    crobasster and DJ Bebop like this.
  13. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    When you have links to your TB classified ads in your signature.
  14. jmattbassplaya


    Jan 13, 2008
    Have you tried hiding them behind the curtains yet?
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  15. Slough Feg Bass

    Slough Feg Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    San Francisco
    I did a lot of purging this past year to buy more recording gear, so really just shifted from a lot of mid-range bass stuff to a few high end recording stuff.
    Now I just need to buy more tape!
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  16. Manticore


    Feb 27, 2016
    I can't see why it would matter...:cool:
  17. jmattbassplaya


    Jan 13, 2008
    I sold a bunch of pedals to buy a Helix. Oddly enough, since getting the Helix I’ve been running straight into my amp and couldn’t be happier. If history has taught me anything about my gear habits, I’ll eventually sell the Helix after not using it for a long period of time only to start rebuying individual pedals when I get the effects itch once again. I can never win :)
    Meaculpa and Slough Feg Bass like this.
  18. coy garcia

    coy garcia

    Jan 18, 2020
    When you have gear and basses stored that you haven't seen let alone used in years. I'm there but can't bring myself to part with anything.
    westrock likes this.
  19. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    ariex and i know we have too much gear because when another piece comes into the house, we have to tetris it in after doing some serious planning. his new jackson guitar arrived today, and we had to pull my brown ibanez GSR100EX off the wall in his workshop, and now we have to figure out where to wedge it. it may be time to sell a mikro just for space since it would be a bit over the top to buy a bigger condo for a place to put gear :D
    GeneralElectric and Jesuguru like this.
  20. TheReceder


    Jul 12, 2010
    When do you know you have too much gear?
    When I can't hide another case under the bed without her finding it.
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