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I'm probably the only one

Post by rhflame » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:11 am

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by thelowerrhythm » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:19 am

You are not alone, my friend. Only for me it's more like "any gear I don't have" on the left, and "gear I do have" on the right.
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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by bitflip » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:39 am

A slightly different variant on the same theme for me, with "recent acquisitions" on the left and "gathered years of dust" on the right.

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Petajaja » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:42 am

I think this is true for the majority of people buying synths today haha..

I used to be like this and still have thoughts around new gear but also found it so satisfying selling off all the gear I don't need and just settling on a few bits I really love and focusing on getting really good at them.
Check out my Motas-6 demos over at: https://soundcloud.com/retroreflector :love:

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Severed head » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:00 am

Gear lust is like sexual lust or desire is why this meme, makes sense. We’ll always think “hum I bet that’s good” but in reality what we have already is usually pretty good, often under utilized and generally equally (or at least at one point past,present or future) sought after. Unless one is either a cheapskate or just financially unable to afford sought after gear. Or has a spending/control problem and buys lower priced gear more often out of the buy endorphins rush addiction, rather than passing on a few lower priced items for one higher price That is more often more desirable and sought after piece of gear.

Another interesting aspect of this meme is if you’ll look carefully the girl on the left and right is actually the same girl... so I’m wondering is it a subliminal programming trick to make people happy with what they have ???
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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by tioJim » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:36 am

I set "gear date nights". Hopefully that's self-explanatory.

I also make YouTube playlists of tutorials for a particular bit of gear and work my way through them removing those I've watched.

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Ears » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:07 pm

FWIW I play piano and also do this with sheet music. I will never master a fraction of the pieces I have stacked up, but still I buy more. But at least I practice daily. Making a point of doing the same with my rack - it too needs regular practice.

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Luke2020 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:09 pm

thelowerrhythm wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:19 am
You are not alone, my friend. Only for me it's more like "any gear I don't have" on the left, and "gear I do have" on the right.
same thing :party:

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by EATyourGUITAR » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:12 pm

If you buy things that stack vertically maybe it is not a problem
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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by crowleywaltz » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:44 pm

Severed head wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:00 am

Another interesting aspect of this meme is if you’ll look carefully the girl on the left and right is actually the same girl...
This is not true, the two girls just look similar. There's a whole series of pictures with the three people.

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Grumble » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:11 am

The same goes to the diy world: While working on a module already designing the next One.

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by naturligfunktion » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:50 am

tioJim wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:36 am
I set "gear date nights". Hopefully that's self-explanatory.
This is the cutest thing I’ve read in a long time :love: :cloud:
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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Severed head » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:27 am

Severed head wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:22 am
crowleywaltz wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Severed head wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:00 am

Another interesting aspect of this meme is if you’ll look carefully the girl on the left and right is actually the same girl...
This is not true, the two girls just look similar. There's a whole series of pictures with the three people.

Image
Shit looks the same to me...
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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Kent » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:05 am

PM sent and post removed for what should be an obvious reason.

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Severed head » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:45 pm

China
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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by tioJim » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:09 am

Severed head wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:45 pm
China
Don't push too far your dreams are china in your hand
Don't wish too hard, because they may come true
And you can't help them
You don't know what you might have set upon yourself
China in your hand


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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by vadimred13 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:13 am

Yea, we all do that. I do that with productions too. Starting a new project on left, and finishing started projects on right. Whether it's too much gear or sheet music or halfbaked projects, as long as you're ok with - great. If you feel guilty about it, well then maybe you can do something to change it.

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:16 am

outside of my 707 and MS-1, pretty much everything I own is too complicated for me lmao af.

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TOO FAR GONE

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:19 am

i got the super freak-show fizmo about a month ago and 3 weeks later a quantum showed up on my doorstep. im in too deep.
TOO FAR GONE

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Luke2020 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:58 am

Red Electric Rainbow wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:16 am
outside of my 707 and MS-1, pretty much everything I own is too complicated for me lmao af.

:cookiemonster:
lol feels.

one day it'll all click, and you'll be a smug asshat like everyone else

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Re: I'm probably the only one

Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:38 pm

Luke2020 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:58 am
one day it'll all click, and you'll be a smug asshat like everyone else
too late for that....im already smug :cloud: :omg:
TOO FAR GONE

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