I have a problem...

I have a problem...

I'm addicted to buying gear. Recording gear, guitar gear, it's all the same to me. As long as I can get a fix, it'll hold me off for a while. I'm particularly a fan of mail ordering gear. The anticipation of the box arriving makes me run home from the bus stop every day. It feels like Christmas used to but doesn’t any more. Mail ordering is the best because it draws it out, like a long slow striptease. You want it to hurry up, but at the same time, you know it’ll make it better in the end. Sometimes I like to meticulously plan my purchase in advance – selecting items based on weight and volume to optimise product cost to shipping ratio – always under the GST limit of $500. Sometimes I like to take the plunge without over-analysing, and feeling my heart pound in my chest and my wallet cringe as I put it all on the line without planning it all first. It’s a rush like no other. Lately, I’ve felt the need to buy something. I don’t even have a particular piece of gear in the centre of my desire, or even a reason to buy anything, other than the ache deep in my soul to have a reason rush to the letter box expectant every day. I don’t know what I’m going to buy yet, or how I’m going to justify it to myself, but when I do, I’ll tell you.


Yeah, I'm a similar slave to consumerism: only it's on a scale to match my budget. (see last comment in my "challenge" post)
Did you get that new job? Having to borrow someone else's credit card keeps the mailorder bug out of my system.

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Well as you know I've been on a spending spree lately also.

I managed to resist the urge to buy a third distortion pedal, so I'll just stick with the 5 pedals I have for now.

BTW, the SD-1 overdrive I picked up today is awesome.