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Well folks, today is the last day of the 2013. I don't know where to start, but surely there a lot of unexpected things happened in 2013. I call it the year of the Amplifier simple because I bought 3 amps this year. The first amp was the Blackstar HT1 and 1 week later the VOX AC4C1-BL. I was planning to have a collection of small tube amps at that moment my target was the Marshall 50th anniversary 1w models. All this was in March, I think.
Then came one fine morning in May, it was still dark, sun yet to rise and I was having my breakfast at a mamak restaurant in Putrajaya. The GAS for a Mesa Rectoverb that was on sale on Jamtank was beyond control. I took Yusman and Zakk to test the amp. I want it but it didn't happen, we can't agree on the price. My luck was for a Mesa Single Rec and I got a good deal for it. So there you go from small wattage amp to studio or stage amp. Bad management on GAS, I have to admit.
So I have to sell my small amps to finance my cab. No amps for 2014 and beyond. I hope.
Then in late mid June, the biggest news came in .. Metallica is coming !! ... I went to the one in Singapore. Thus far, its the only concert that I have been too.I hope they will come again to Malaysia.
I bought a lot of cables this year, from shops in KL and also Ebay. Pedals wise, I bought a volume pedal, wah, korg tuner, ditto looper and the Zoom MS70CDR. I think I have enough for the rig, so no more pedals in 2014.
I bought an Indiana strat to put in my office. I have to postpone the plan since I don't have any extra cash left for GAS to buy a 2nd hand small amp. Besides, I have mentioned earlier, no amps in 2014. I hope.
Fully restored the KH2, bought an Indiana strat and a .... to be revealed in 1st quarter of 2014.
Not much review being done in 2013, I just don't have the time to write. Not sure about 2014.
Still bad, need to improve on this.
2013 has been good, GAS wise. I think we need to think thoroughly on what we want. If not we would end up on things that we don't actually need. Need to refine, again and again on the GAS list, especially the small things. On guitars, it truly depends on what is our plan, hobby or collection. For hobby, 1 or two guitars is enough. I choose collection and I would rather save my money for guitars than amps or pedals. In other words, I would not crazily chase and look for tones. I have more than enough gadget. I want more guitars.
So .. that's all for this year. I wish all my faithful readers a good 2014! May all your GAS come true!
Ps- Sorry, no pics on this entry.
There is a new guitar shop in Shah Alam, it is called Guitar Shoppe. I like .. hahahha ... they have all the guitars for everyone's budget. The best is thier Ibanez MIJ's collection, Radin the boss told me that they will bring more of this awesome ibanez 90s MIJ. I like .. again. Check out the pics ..
|the VVIP .. Jem 777 and RG 580|
The Jem 777 is not for sale, unless you give a good offer. The RG 580 is truly a beautiful guitar. Both are rare. RG 580 is selling for 2k++.
|another VVIP . Ibanez Sabre MIA|
This is the second MIA Ibanez I saw in Malaysia. It was designed for Michael Jackson's guitarist. A lady guitarist, can remember her name. The body is so thin and the neck I think its the thinnest in Ibanez line. Not for sale though. Belongs to Radin the Boss.
|the VIPs, fender, Gibsons, Fernandes|
|the star of the day RG770 ... sold|
I will surely visit this shop again, they have nice collection of guitars and more importantly have a friendly staff and boss.