GAS - Gear Acquisition Syndrome

They calculated the difference in price after tax would be $300.00. I said I could get a better deal at Guitar Center and asked if I could just get a refund on the defective product so I could just buy it there.
We eventually settled on $200. I’m satisfied.

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Nice work👍 @PamPurrs.
Just need to see the pics😎
Cheers Brian

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I bought my first 25 key keyboard. It’s an Akai MPK Mini mkI

Need/want it to help me in my studies and also to build drum tracks and control the DAW

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Arrives tomorrow and I can’t wait.

I’d prefer to have a bigger one, but my gf demanded it would have to be hidden when not in use. Well, the house isn’t huge and I’m running out of spaces to have stuff leaned on. So… it had to fit in my desk’s drawer. 25 keys it is

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I’m envious.
Not only for making music but also to challenge my friend in PhaseShift. It’s some kind of a guitar hero/band hero freeware clone with online multiplayer. He has a midi keyboard but I always play on my computer keyboard.

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It’s cheaper than I though. Just saying

:christmas_tree:

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Yeah. Sure… but…

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Nice acquisition @gcancella,
we have a saying here, happy wife happy life,
Little different with gf, but same principles apply😁
Cheers Brian

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We have it here also. It must be universal!

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Sh*t, that’s an ugly number. Maybe ceil it to the nearest hundreth? 200 looks prettier

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While I’m at it, why not bump it to 2222 and get a Herr Schwarz as well?

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Good negotiating there @PamPurrs,
I have heard it said (in the business world) the best deals are usually when both parties are satisfied, but feel like they gave in too much.

I personally love the ones where I feel like I won, but we can’t win them all.

I did however come out a winner in today’s trade. But the other guy did too. Basically, what I got was way more then what he got, HOWEVER, he was not happy with the pedal he gave me, and he really wanted one of the pedals I gave him, so he won too.

I traded my used, but excellent Boss TU-2 tuner and Behringer BLE400 Bass Limiter / Enhancer pictured here (not the Nether and Donner Harmonizer. I already sold them for $80)

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In exchange for the highly coveted NEW from Boss, the Bass Compressor BC-1x

On the surface, I got a used, like new $200 pedal for 2 pedals that cost me $70 combined.
But like I said, he was pleased, and actually offered it for my two. Pedals that I advertised for $60 and $20, or $70 combined. All was fair.

And it’s funny, I am looking for Chorus and Reverb pedals right now, I had just settled on this compressor, and I am considering keeping it, because I like it SOOOOOOOOOOOO much.
This is a hidden gem. It is inexpensive, is a high quality build, and it’s performance is amazing.
I highly recommend this to anybody looking for a compressor.

For under $70, this San June Gb-Cp Optical Compressor packs a punch. It could be a clone of something like Kelley Bass Limiting Pre Amplifier, or the MXR Bass Optical Compressor, both great compressors.
This is a pic, and I will put a link under it.
I like this one so much, I am not sure, The Boss better live up to its hype, or I keep this, and sell the Boss. Lol

https://www.amazon.com/SanJune-Optical-Compressor-Guitar-Effects/dp/B081JVGQ2C

Well, Amazon is out of them, I will see where else they might be available. They are really worth a try at least if you are looking for compressors.

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Those are super cool. I went with a cheapo Korg microKey myself as I have a dedicated drum machine for pad inputs, but there’s a lot to be said for having it all right there on the keyboard.

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Nice negotiation @PamPurrs and you’ve upgraded at a small cost :+1:
Good to hear it worked out for you.

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Yep. You do.

it’s not a bass but it’s certainly a GAS thing :face_with_hand_over_mouth: Fender F65 , year 1980 (like me), in excellent condition and with its original flight case.

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Very nice @terb.
Cheers Brian

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ordered (re-ordered because it was originally sold out actually) the tc subnup to compare with my nano-pog. while i’m at it, i thought, might as well get a tc wiretap too. so i did.

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That’s awesome @terb. :+1:
I’d love a bass that’s the same age as me but that would be vintage! :flushed:

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I got a wiretap, and I was hot to use it when I ordered it.
When it came, I was off doing other things, I think it was over a month ago. I finally tested it and it did not seem to work.
The App on IPhone is useable, but not great.
I just did a update on it on my new IMac, and I am going to try it again.
If it doesn’t work, I may have to deal with TC Electronics support. I hear they are awful.
If it doesn’t work, I am going to end up ordering another one, and doing something not so good, sending the bad one back in its place.

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Yeah I’ve heard the app is shite, but as long as you can usb into a computer rather painlessly I really don’t care.

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