Anti-GAS Tri-fecta Poll: The longest you've gone NOT buying, selling or trading gear?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by DGTCrazy, Apr 1, 2014.

What's the longest period of time you' gone without Buying, Selling and Trading gear?

  1. 30 days or less

  2. Between 30 - 90 days

  3. Between 90 - 180 days

  4. Between 6-9 Months

  5. Between 9-12 Months

  6. Over 1 year or more

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  1. Nd272

    Nd272 Member

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    I went a long time not playing and kinda gave up on it, I’ve since had 2 operations which have left me out of work until I am well enough to go back, since the most recent surgery I’ve bought lots of stuff, 1 charvel mij and I have either Jackson Dk2q or epi les Paul prophecy in the way too
     
  2. arpegadream

    arpegadream Member

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    From the age of 19 until about 26 years old
     
  3. Hudman_1

    Hudman_1 Member

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    I went nearly 8 years without buying or selling gear. Once I found eBay and guitar forums online I started a long buying and selling habit that’s been ongoing since 2005. I think my longest break since then was around 1 year. My last gear purchase was a PRS Silver Sky around 6 weeks ago.
     
  4. Raymond Lin

    Raymond Lin Member

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    After 4 years of not buying anything I gave in and bought a Miku of all things.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. phoenix

    phoenix Gold Supporting Member

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    hours. because my will is strong...Tycobrahe Pedalflanger...
     
  6. Yr Blues

    Yr Blues Member

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    Just guitar gear or music gear in general?
     
  7. Friedmett

    Friedmett Member

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    I bought my last guitar in 2001. My 2 favorites does the job and they are still staying with me since 1995 and 1997. The only thing is on the amp side where the bits started to show up and I got to have some great one to play through. Still its old school tubes as that what it became on the quest for right tone.

    Otherwise I am not really gear hunting as I have an idea of what I really want and then it stops after that is completed. I do not really have big interest in effects or other guitars at all.
     
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  8. Madsen

    Madsen Member

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    Just came off a 3 year break & am on a bit of a bender.
     
  9. guitarbilly74

    guitarbilly74 Supporting Member

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    if I count in minutes, over 9000
     
  10. Coolidge

    Coolidge Member

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    I have non-specific GAS for something I know not what. There is no worse form of GAS.
     
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  11. powermatt99

    powermatt99 Member

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    Me too. Tends to happen when I'm not musically busy. Current project is just getting off the ground working through originals and perfecting covers. My church gig is only once a month. Still, I find myself wasting time perusing random Reverb listings.
     
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  12. TankerHead

    TankerHead Member

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    Not sure the longest, but I'll go with around 1 month. I'm usually at least buying picks and strings every month. But I've bought and sold a bit of my gear and I've only been playing for 2 years.
     
  13. the.godfather

    the.godfather Member

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    My longest has been well over a year. At the moment I tend to be every 6 months or so when it comes to buying guitars. Then about every 1 or 2 months when it comes to buying pedals.

    I do find though that the longer I don't buy anything, the more difficult it is to put my hand in my pocket and start buying again.
     
  14. TheBuffalo

    TheBuffalo Supporting Member

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  15. Lothar34

    Lothar34 Silver Supporting Member

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    Probably 5 years-8 years of being mostly inactive. A better poll would be how long while still actively playing in the TPG era. For that I would say 2019 has been the least active gear wise, since I got back into playing in 2011. Picked up a couple of simple items that allow me to pick up and play when I want without a lot of fiddling - good enough tones. Told my self I was content, but also, there were some money problems most of the year and we ended up in a lawsuit. Now that's almost over, looks like we are settling and going to be money ahead. Will see if the GAS returns when there is disposable income again.
     
  16. MaxTwang

    MaxTwang Member

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    Went nearly a decade when I was playing out a few times a week while working nearly full time and/or full time student. Turns out a Strat, 335, 175 and Boogie covers all the bases.

    Having more time and more $$ leads to GAS.
     
  17. Machew

    Machew Member

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    From age 16 to age 43 I dont think I bought anything but strings and picks. Then updated my old Kramer with new pups. Age 43 bought a new Ibanez RG652AHM. Played like crazy for the next 2.5 years. Then at the end of 2018 went a bit overboard. Fender strat, Mustang bass, too many pedals and a Z Cure. I really need to stop. I have one more guitar on the way and I'm going to stop. Or maybe a few more pedal and one more Amp, but only if the economy stays good.
     

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