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How To Overcome The Effects Of Gear Acquisition Syndrome The Next Time You're Tempted By A New Studio Toy

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The article is a good read and perfectly rational, which is why it probably won't encourage anyone to change.

If I'm anywhere near typical, there can be a lot of history and emotional baggage behind the desire to acquire the next piece of gear.  GAS is just the tip of the iceberg.  Dealing with what's going on deep inside us is a huge undertaking, the work of lifetime.  An infinitely worthwhile process with nothing to do with the studio.

 

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It's kind of funny - I bought a ton of stuff in 2017 and 2018, but really haven't this year.  I can't really think of anything that I really want.

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Of course this year, we're in the process of buying a new house and moving.   That may have something to do with it.  :)

The upside is that I have a bonus room solely dedicated to a small home studio.

(Does wanting something you would never be able to afford count?  I want a 16 voice Moog One for a cool 8K)

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"Oh man, if I could only get a chance to try that organ in Weimar... I could probably create something REALLY good."

--Johann Sebastian Bach

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3 minutes ago, Lee D said:

I punch myself in the balls when I feel this way.

Ouch😫

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When I experience a bad episode of Studio GAS ,,,

1. I Let it out. Holding in gas can cause bloating, discomfort, and pain. .

2. I Pass stool. A bowel movement can relieve gas. ...

3. I will Eat slowly. ...

4. I  always avoid chewing gum. ...

5. Next I say no to straws. ...

6. I will quit eating Chocolate . ...

7. I choose non-carbonated drinks. ...

8. I eliminate problematic foods.

Oh, That's not the type of Studio GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) we are discussing here today ??  🙄

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1 hour ago, Lee D said:

I punch myself in the balls when I feel this way.

How you get yourself off is not even part of this discussion!! 

 

LOL!!

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5 hours ago, husker said:

Of course this year, we're in the process of buying a new house and moving.   That may have something to do with it.  :)

The upside is that I have a bonus room solely dedicated to a small home studio.

(Does wanting something you would never be able to afford count?  I want a 16 voice Moog One for a cool 8K)

That's when you realize how much stuff you really have.

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4 hours ago, Lee D said:

I punch myself in the balls when I feel this way.

There you go.  Next time you feel like you need to buy something that you clearly don't need, just punch Lee in the balls.

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22 minutes ago, e-cue said:

There you go.  Next time you feel like you need to buy something that you clearly don't need, just punch Lee in the balls.

I 2nd the motion.

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22 minutes ago, e-cue said:

There you go.  Next time you feel like you need to buy something that you clearly don't need, just punch Lee in the balls.

That was s good one!!

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