My name is Ryan.. and I’m an addict.
No, not a drug, gambling, or booze addict. I am a GEAR JUNKY... Musical gear, specifically.
12 steps??? I’m probably somewhere round -4 and slipping.
Anyway, It all started innocent enough.. as a young child wasting away hours on end,
staring at the guitars, drum, basses, and amplifiers in the back of the Sears and JC Penny’s catalogs..
Which, a few years later, turned into loitering at all of the local music stores. Where I learned about effects pedals, microphones, and the “methadone” of the gear junky… THE GUITAR MAGAZINE.
Which although educational, proved to just add more fuel to the fire. Which several years later,
grew into a towering inferno with the advent of the internet and the intercontinental wormhole we know as EBay. Where the hours slip by at an alarming rate while scouring the globe for the next great deal on another great piece of gear that I probably don’t need… that usually gets flipped to finance another piece to the puzzle of the never ending search for THE tone, or more versatility, or whatever
bullshit reason that you can manufacture in your head to justify your latest acquisition..
G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) is real.. and I love it!!
I guess its one of those things that helps to keep the spirit of that day dreaming child from drowning in the day to day of adulthood… and I personally, can find nothing wrong with that..
So I say.. Dream On little dude! Thanks for swimming like a champ!
Champ? Yeah, That’s right, got to hit “the bay” and find a good deal on a re-cap kit for a 71’ Silver face!
Much Love, Peace, and Good Music to all my fellow junkies..