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    I find myself on a daily basis either stepping foot in a drum shop or shopping online for something I probably don't need. A new drum set? more cymbals? Sticks? stands? whatever I can find? I thought I had a problem, but man, so many of you guys on here have the most impressive collections I have ever seen. Is it common place for drummers to be broke from buying so much stuff? More stuff than we probably will ever need?? Love it!

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    Yep, it's called G.A.S. Welcome to the world of financially challenged percussionists.
    Stolen from EddieV:
    Boom, ching, boom boom ching, fuggadugga fuggadugga fuggadugga crash. Rinse, Repeat ad-nauseum.

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    Come on Mark. You steal copy. Just look at your signature.
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    Nothing says 'tough' like a drummer with ducklings on his drums. Ha!

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    It's called GAS. Gear Acquisition Syndrome.

    It's the best ailment you'll ever become afflicted with.

    However, to clarify, if you don't have enough space for all the things you want, that can become another form of detriment to getting everything you find that you think you should have.
    Signature here

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    I'm going to pitch a new show to TLC: Drum Hoarders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    It's called GAS. Gear Acquisition Syndrome.

    It's the best ailment you'll ever become afflicted with.

    However, to clarify, if you don't have enough space for all the things you want, that can become another form of detriment to getting everything you find that you think you should have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdeleone View Post
    I'm going to pitch a new show to TLC: Drum Hoarders
    I'd watch it!
    Stolen from EddieV:
    Boom, ching, boom boom ching, fuggadugga fuggadugga fuggadugga crash. Rinse, Repeat ad-nauseum.

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    Come on Mark. You steal copy. Just look at your signature.
    Quote Originally Posted by Texdrumr View Post
    Nothing says 'tough' like a drummer with ducklings on his drums. Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markadiddle View Post
    I'd watch it!
    half the people on this forum would qualify for the show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdeleone View Post
    I'm going to pitch a new show to TLC: Drum Hoarders
    Ha! Nice!
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    Can I be the first episode, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks4drums View Post
    Can I be the first episode, please!
    You'd take up a whole hour episode all by yourself!
    Stolen from EddieV:
    Boom, ching, boom boom ching, fuggadugga fuggadugga fuggadugga crash. Rinse, Repeat ad-nauseum.

    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    Come on Mark. You steal copy. Just look at your signature.
    Quote Originally Posted by Texdrumr View Post
    Nothing says 'tough' like a drummer with ducklings on his drums. Ha!

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    GAS is a dangerous thing. Fun, but dangerous.

    Tex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks4drums View Post
    Can I be the first episode, please!
    sticks, you ARE the series...the entire season is you.

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    Another term drummers have is OCD D Obsessive Compulsive Drum Disorder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdeleone View Post
    I'm going to pitch a new show to TLC: Drum Hoarders

    I might be in an episode or two...
    -Mike


    "We don't stop playing because we grow old.
    We grow old because we stop playing."

    "I wish that my playing reminded people of Steve Gadd. But they seem to confuse me with his little known cousin... E."

    "Snare drums happen."

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    I think I'm perfectly happy with what I have. Sure, there are a few more cymbals I'd like to have, and I'd like to re-wrap my Pearl Sessions, but I'm very content with my kits. I really enjoy walking through Guitar Centers and Sam Ashes simply because it takes 1.5 hours in the car to get to one and it's a rare occasion that I can go there. Looking at drum stuff is fun, but I'm really happy with what I have. If I could have anything, it would be more time to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porkpieguy View Post
    I think I'm perfectly happy with what I have. Sure, there are a few more cymbals I'd like to have, and I'd like to re-wrap my Pearl Sessions, but I'm very content with my kits. I really enjoy walking through Guitar Centers and Sam Ashes simply because it takes 1.5 hours in the car to get to one and it's a rare occasion that I can go there. Looking at drum stuff is fun, but I'm really happy with what I have. If I could have anything, it would be more time to play.
    Very good place to be. Stay there as long as you can!

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    "I have too much gear and I'm never going to buy anything else." Said no drummer ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porkpieguy View Post
    If I could have anything, it would be more time to play.
    +1...........I go through G.A.S.spurts frequently...................but time is the greatest commodity.

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    Hey Cdeleone - I am relatively new to drum forums and I had the same reaction as you. It had never really occurred to me that I should have a 'snare arsenal'. Lack of imagination on my part. GAS is apparently contagious and can be transmitted via a forum. I am proof - I just recently bought not one, but two, snare drums. Not sure why I really needed the two at the same time- at least that was the sentiment expressed by my wife. But, gotta say, I don't regret getting either of them. I just hope I can control this GAS thing in the New Year!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ludleg View Post
    Hey Cdeleone - I am relatively new to drum forums and I had the same reaction as you. It had never really occurred to me that I should have a 'snare arsenal'. Lack of imagination on my part. GAS is apparently contagious and can be transmitted via a forum. I am proof - I just recently bought not one, but two, snare drums. Not sure why I really needed the two at the same time- at least that was the sentiment expressed by my wife. But, gotta say, I don't regret getting either of them. I just hope I can control this GAS thing in the New Year!!!
    Hey Ledlug! Funny you say that...I was thinking last night, "I think I need a new snare." I have 3 (only 3?!) and I never use one of them. I definitely favor my Yamaha, but do I really need a 4th? I already know the answer my wife will give me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdeleone View Post
    I already know the answer my wife will give me...
    Tell her it will relieve the "GAS" pressure.
    Stolen from EddieV:
    Boom, ching, boom boom ching, fuggadugga fuggadugga fuggadugga crash. Rinse, Repeat ad-nauseum.

    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    Come on Mark. You steal copy. Just look at your signature.
    Quote Originally Posted by Texdrumr View Post
    Nothing says 'tough' like a drummer with ducklings on his drums. Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer5359 View Post
    I might be in an episode or two...
    It'll be a two part special when they go to Michael's house.
    Mmm... Saturns.

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