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Do you consider yourself a gear geek? You love gear, you worship vintage guitars, you keep up with all the latest effects pedal trends, and you scoff at anyone with less commitment to gear knowledge. If you are a gear geek, you will likely relate to many (if not all) of these common gear geek-isms. Here are 10 Signs You're a Gear Geek:
To the untrained eye they may look similar, but you know an R8 neck when you see one. You don’t even need a tape measure.
You’ve spent years perfecting hundreds of presets, modulation machines, loopers, spring algorithms, pitch effects…come to think of it, is that hard drive fire-proof?
How else would you find out from dozens of trusted strangers who have endless amounts of free time what gear to love and what gear to hate?
Always one click away from the perfect gear.
You love it. You’re over it. You miss it. You need it. You love it. You’re over it. Wait, does the latest version have a new LED? You NEED IT.
Ok, sometimes you catch yourself gazing longingly at a heavy relic Stratocaster. But seriously, it’s like buying a pair of new jeans already ripped to give the illusion that you’ve been “living the hard life” when the reality is, you drive a Honda Civic.
You’re practically a certified chemist when it comes to neoprene foam, chlorine compound emissions and the toxic effect on nitrocellulose finish. Musician. Researcher. Scientist. Your skill set knows no bounds.
Can’t everyone? Geez.
Every guitarist has been on a quest to achieve the ever-elusive Dark Side tone for decades via the legendary EHX Big Muff Pi. You are no exception.
Content contributed by Matt Kashuda / Written by Chrissy Hansen
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