Answer: Just one more!
Awhile back, my wife walked into my garage/studio, and saw me playing my Reason Bambino. She asked, “How many amps do you need?” As usual, my answer was (with a facetious grin on my face), “Just one more, honey.” Her reply to that was, “You’ve got a wall of amps! I don’t see how you could possibly need all of them.” Actually, she was right, and it didn’t help that half of them weren’t mine, as I was doing reviews on some amps at the time.
Still, I felt I owed her an explanation. After all, I do have a lot of gear, and I actually use all of it, with the exception of a couple of my very old guitars that I’m too busy to service. So I followed her into the house and said, “You know, since I don’t have a band, and I’m doing all this recording on my own, when I’m after a certain sound or dynamic, and I don’t have that sound or dynamic well, I have to find it. Ultimately, that means I get more gear.”
Or maybe I’m just an obsessed, sick individual that needs to have shiny new things all the time. 🙂 Heaven knows I’ve fallen victim to impulsive urges. For instance, just the other day, I was looking at Telecasters on CraigsList. Found a really nice black one with a mirror pick guard for $400! The guy didn’t indicate where it was manufactured (I’m “kind” of looking for an American Telecaster or American G&L ASAT). Luckily I called him up and he said it wasn’t an American because I would’ve scooped it up post-haste! Then I thought to myself, “Dude, you gotta stop this!” Dodged that bullet… 🙂