4. You're Not Allowed to Get GAS

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  1. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    "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.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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

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