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4. You're Not Allowed to Get GAS

Discussion in 'General Information' started by pete, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    "GAS" is an acronym for "Gear Acquisition Syndrome". What it means is that you see a new shiny for sale for your instrument and you must possess it.

    Um. No. No, you shouldn't.

    A beginner should ask his instructor about any particular piece of gear and stick with it. If you have a decent instrument with a decent mouthpiece setup/bocal/reed, there is no reason to go out and buy something like a $2000 mouthpiece (yes, they are out there) or a custom neck or whatever because it won't make that much of a difference to a beginner AND $2000 can buy an awful lot of lessons. Those WILL make a difference.

    Your instructor should be your guide, not GAS.
  2. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Admin and all around good guy. Staff Member Administrator

  3. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    I was waiting for this comment, but I didn't expect Gandalfe to be the first :p.
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