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Offline gandydancer123

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Re: My Philosophy and The End of My GAS Journey
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2018, 01:29:54 PM »
If you can pull off for a nice Gibson LP do it as early as you can...just buy it, yung mga bagay bagay na nasa palaisipan ay mawawala nalang sa isang iglap once mabili mo....and it will age well, and it will hold its value and price well..so mas sulit gamitin ng gamitin at alagaan..

 nowadays, hirap na magbagsak ng over 50,000 pesos on a guitar na ..kaya my GAS is limited to MIM, MIJ nalang 20-30kish .. haha practical tito mindset na....panginvest nalang ilaan yung budget...

I could still pull off a 6 digit guitar purchase (Lalo na ang dream GAS ay nag shishift na sa mga customshop, boutique builder stuff) but, I need to sell a a few of my other guitars to offset for it...

By the way, may nakita ako sa FB, Les Paul Traditional 67,000 lang yata benta..ganda ng burst..hehe I think hes also from Philmusic..
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Re: My Philosophy and The End of My GAS Journey
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2018, 07:23:59 PM »
good read.

but the day i end my gas journey is the day i die. and i plan to die about 50 years from now. so yeah, more gas journey for me.  :-D
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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2018, 09:42:34 PM »
somehow, natapos ang guitar gas ko ng Gibson Les Paul. Parang yun ibang gitara eh palamuti na lang.
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Re: My Philosophy and The End of My GAS Journey
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2018, 07:29:07 AM »
good read.

but the day i end my gas journey is the day i die. and i plan to die about 50 years from now. so yeah, more gas journey for me.  :-D

It never ends really. Nasa sa iyo na lang kung execute mo o hindi. Delay mo gas or be enslaved by it. Wants and needs are endless.
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Online iamweird

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Re: My Philosophy and The End of My GAS Journey
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2018, 08:52:20 AM »
Good points sir. Totoo yung as long as napapasaya ko nung gamit na binili mo or namemeet yung goals ok na yun.


Ako noon kamote lang ang gitara, pero madalas ang gig , kaya masaya na ako nun, gigging every week with a cheap strat copy and an old zoom4040 haha, naghahanap din ako ng upgrade syempre, pero di siya immediate priority, yun lang ang kaya nun, pero somehow natuto ako makunteto.

Ngayon, Ok na mga gamit ko, hindi super high end gaya ng sa karamihan dito, pero sureball mas disente kesa sa gamit ko noon. Kumpleto ko nadin sila (drums, bass, amps etc.) nagagas padin ba ako? Oo syempre, lalo na sa amp haha, pero di na ganun ka atat. Lately mas nasasabik akong makapag-gig uli kesa bumili ng gamit. Kung kelan nakaipon nako ng disenteng gamit tsaka naman wala ng banda, oras, at syempre gigs. Hassle lang.

Di ka nag-iisa bro hehe.. Same story here. Went abroad for work para mas magkaron ng spending power, ending, nawalan ng bandmates at ng konting time. Nakakapag-noodling pa naman pag gabi dati.

Ngayon mas maayos ang work ko, salary wise and time wise. Maaga ako nakaka-uwi ng bahay pero since may mga kailangan pang bills na i-settle, hindi ako masyado GAS. Meron naman mga naiisip bilhin pero willing to wait kumbaga and tinatantya ko kung alin yung mas kailangan ko at mas magagamit ko kahit wala ako gigs. Ang naging result sa kin neto for now is, yung drive na i-maximize ang gamit ko and i-improve ang skills na meron ako. Naghahanap-hanap ako ng guitar teacher dito sa area saka ng mga books online. At least pag nabili ko na yung gusto kong gitara eh deserving ako kumbaga na i-wield sya hehe.  :-D

Those who have the power to buy those "unicorn" guitars and gears are indeed lucky but I also believe that those who find happiness and fulfillment with their not-so-expensive yet decent gears are lucky too.

By the end of the day eto lang naman tanong nga sabi ni sir randy, "ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?"
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Re: My Philosophy and The End of My GAS Journey
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2018, 04:07:55 PM »
maiba lang no, anong material yari yung $2000 monkey wrench?
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Re: My Philosophy and The End of My GAS Journey
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2018, 10:55:21 PM »
somehow, natapos ang guitar gas ko ng Gibson Les Paul. Parang yun ibang gitara eh palamuti na lang.

Reserves pag nag snap yung headstock nung Gibson.  :) Just kidding. Knock on wood.

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Re: My Philosophy and The End of My GAS Journey
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2018, 12:54:28 PM »
maiba lang no, anong material yari yung $2000 monkey wrench?

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Re: My Philosophy and The End of My GAS Journey
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2018, 01:00:37 PM »
nuno : n4 2.0 n4esa, n4vintage, n4 silver sparkle, n5, n6, n7, n8esa
etc : yjm, axis, jp6, jpxi, jp12, jp13, lp 58 vos, lp 57 ri, lp standard, lp trad, am strat, am tele deluxe, jem7v, uv777, rg prestige, j custom, deluxe reverb, vai legacy, jcm900, axefx

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Re: My Philosophy and The End of My GAS Journey
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2018, 01:49:15 AM »
My point in this long post is that a musical instrument is only valuable if it is fulfilling a purpose set by the player/owner. No one should dictate you why you should not be happy or content with what you have. You should set your goals when searching for the right tone. Be HONEST TO YOURSELF and ask the question, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?

Quite true. I can pretty much relate to your story. Though the gear I've acquired doesn't really reach the level of your collection. I also asked myself this question, "Are you happy now?"
For the most part of my active times in Philmusic I was always GASing, always looking for the next best thing. But I came to this realization that I don't really need a lot of gear to be happy. All I ever really needed was a good and comfortable guitar a decent amp and some form of OD/Dist. I began to downsize the gear I was using and kept a very minimalist setup. After that I didn't really crave for anything else. Perhaps that's why I've never really visited Guitar Central anymore(I can't remember my last post/visit perhaps around 2010ish. Quite honestly I'm just here browsing again cause I recently moved and left my amp and pedals at my old home so I'm in the market for some new replacements.