Just one more…pleeeeeeze!
We’ve all seen the memes on social media, haven’t we? And let’s be honest – there’s plenty of truth in them!
Many – if not most – of us guitarists seem to have an annoying tendency to want to amass a wide selection of instruments and/or effect pedals and/or guitar amps for personal use. This gear lust, which often leads to crammed living conditions, empty pockets, and considerable trouble with our significant other, is generally known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome, colloquially shortened to G.A.S. (or GAS).
It seems that GAS has become ever more prevalent over the last couple of (or three) decades, but the roots of this problem reach as far back as popular music and the advent of mass media.
G.A.S. through the decades
The early days
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly the onset of GAS, but many people would agree that Gibson’s
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