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4. You're Not Allowed to Get GAS

pete

Brassica Oleracea
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#1
"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.
 

pete

Brassica Oleracea
Staff member
Administrator
#3
Indeed, leave GA$ to the old farts like me. :cool:
I was waiting for this comment, but I didn't expect Gandalfe to be the first :p.
 
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