The goal is to have the gear that makes us happy and gives us the sound we want. For some it’s the well worn, for some, it’s the new and shiny. I was a gear chaser for years, looking for certain sounds. I finally found all the ones I was looking for, and have slowly let some things go. This is after years of flipping for profit to step up higher on the quality ladder. Buying and selling is what keeps the game going. Tomorrow, I know I’ll step on stage with the guitar and amp of my sonic dreams. I’ll play for people who are there to get something positive a musician can give an audience. The other musicians are a joy to play with. The money sucks, and I have to take a day off work to do the gig. It’s still living the dream, and that’s what the gear we buy is for. Don’t second guess if it makes you happy.