I simply knew that getting more hardware would eventually start leading me down a slippery slope, because as you acquire one piece, you suddenly find yourself needing another. And yep, that is exactly what has been happening in the GTK Studio. As I've said in a previous blog entry, the GTK Studio Sofa has been moved to Anne's Den to make way for a workbench where the various newer bits and pieces will reside.
So what have we got now? Well, I have to say it's been something of a gear bonanza of late, so I might suggest you get a coffee and a packet of biscuits, sit back, make yourself comfortable and I will tell you.
My next two acquisitions came via a classifieds page I set up with another muso on Facebook called EMLive Classifieds. Our idea was to provide a place where musos could buy, sell and source gear without the hassle of eBay and Paypal fees and also to avoid the ridiculously prohibitive and falsely inflated prices of music gear created by collectors. It's working really well and along with a few others, I've benefitted greatly from this little page.
So, lots of new toys to play with and lots of new things to learn. And the best part is the fact that it hasn't cost an arm and leg - careful sourcing, part-exchanging and generous friends have made it all possible. I was always going to avoid the hardware route, and to some extent I have as I'm using alternative sound sources to synthesizers. Will this change? Probably not, but who knows.