When I get too obsessed with gear

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  1. fenderjapan

    fenderjapan World Heavyweight Champion Silver Supporting Member

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    I find its helpful to listen to players like Jimmie Vaughan who keep it simple and somehow just make the coolest music. Its humbling. Makes me want to play more. And think less about my EQ and pedal order.

     
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    That's easier said than done.
     
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    It's got to be right before it hits the cord. You're on the right track.
     
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    Big +1 on this idea. TRUTH.
     
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    Angus Young is that type of player for me. Whenever I find myself sweating details like that I can't help but think how much whoop ass he has squeezed out of an SG and damn near nothing else for 40 years.
     
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    fenderjapan World Heavyweight Champion Silver Supporting Member

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    It is... especially cause when I say "obsessed" I mean it, I've had crippling OCD for most of my adult life. So music stuff sometimes really gets to me and I get on these obsessive tangents in my head about pedal order and my pedalboard and stupid stuff like that.

    Thats why it helps me ground myself to listen to simple awesomeness. Whether its Jimmie Vaughan, Angus Young... I think most genres and players can find someone they like who is really a bare bones, raw player.

    Some others I like listening to (who are bare bones on the gear but everywhere with feel and style) are Jimmy Reed, Lightnin Hopkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins... there are lots.
     
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    Just get back to your daily TGP meditations and you'll be fine:

    1. Practice endlessly
    2. Develop your own style
    3. Find "your own sound"
    4. Convince yourself all equipment sounds equal.
    5. Not working? Repeat steps 1-5.

    Of course you won't get better, but if you say it enough you'll eventually believe it.
     
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