Got Drunk and Bought a Gainster

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  1. Wooley

    Wooley Member

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    Came home drunk. Saw a Clark Gainster on ebay (even though I rarely use ebay, just a little drunken surfing). Bought the Clark Gainster because I think I read on this forum that they were great.

    So what the hell did I just buy?
    Can anyone clue me in? Did I just waste my money, or is something cool on the way? I'll be sober tomorrow, so please fill me in.:BEER
     
  2. dividedsky

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    A lot of people love them...should be an easy turn around if you don't. Man, when I used to drink I would buy all sorts of ****...CDs of bands I didn't like lol. Luckily I quit before I got into effects!
     
  3. eric-d

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    Yup.... I just bought a Classic Distortion (tonebone) off ebay not even 30 minutes ago.... my wife's going to be pissed...
     
  4. Wooley

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    My fiancee says we oughta hook a breathalyzer to the computer so neither of us can do this anymore. :jo
     
  5. todd richman

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    If you like tweed-esque OD tones you will love the Gainster-I love mine(Barber version). Great grit, grind and very articulate. And I run mine into a clean sounding slightly cranked plexi Marshall. I got drunk and bought a '59 Les Paul on ebay once! (Not really!!!)
     
  6. eric-d

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    LOL.... I hope that never happens... I don't want to think rationally about my purchases. I know what I want, but I never pull the trigger when I'm sober... :D
     
  7. JackButler

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    Man, I think I was looking at that one! Funny story. If oyu don;t like it, I'll take it.
     
  8. The Gainster

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    Is it the Clark or Clark/Barber Gainster?
     
  9. mad dog

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    It's a very good pedal, my favorite so far for clean boost, mild OD with a BFDR. Subtle, the gain won't knock you down. Instead, it's actually useful, throws a bit of grainyness into the mix, which is exactly what I want. (I much prefer good tube OD to tube screamer type boost sounds, FWIW.)
     
  10. Blues Wail

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    mz wife divorced me when in a drunken stupor i bought a dumble!
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    i still luv her! errr.......... the dumble i mean!
     
  11. Wooley

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    It just says Clark on it, but the description says it is a collaboration between Barber and Clark.

    And if it ain't my brand, I will be happy to pass it along to whoever that was that was looking at it on ebay.
     
  12. grego7

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    Man if that's the worst thing you do when you tie one on, you're in pretty good shape! I have too many stories that start out with "Got drunk and..." that don't end anywhere near as nice as getting a pedal in the mail a few days later (of course these stories are from quite some time ago before I became respectable :eek: ).
     
  13. Wooley

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    Ah, just went back and checked and it is signed by Michael Clark and Dave Barber, #9.
     
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    HA! I bought a Fulldrive 2 10th anniversary yesterday while hung over. Alcohol and GAS should not mix. :)
     
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    WOW! I thought I was the only one that did this. I've bought an airbrake, pedals, JCM800's (2) and who knows what. THank god I get outbid on most things.
     
  16. drolling

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    Man, I don't need a drop of booze to fuel that brand of insanity...

    High-speed internet access, insomnia & a couple of credit cards have caused some pretty strange sh!t to show up on my doorstep..
     
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    Well, I got it today - This thing is sweet.. It does sooooo much. I can almost get it to sound like a tube-screamer to full on balls distortion!

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