Rognvald wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:25 pm
Perhaps "string mania" is a disguised dissatisfaction with your playing . . .
Nothing disguised about it -- I'm not very good, just barely good enough to entertain myself (and the dogs seem to like it too). I guess all activities have their equipment fetishes -- there's always a better golf club, tennis racquet, running shoe, etc., that is just what you need. In the electric guitar world, how much ink has been spilled discussing the merits of different distortion pedals? How many listeners can tell the difference?
I am faced with the immediate issue of having strings on my guitar which I pretty much like but have to replace, but many sets of different strings in a drawer. I feel guilty just ordering more and not using the ones I have -- after all how much of a difference can it really make for me? Oh well, I will probably just order more anyway. At least "string mania" is relatively cheap as manias go.
Life is too short to be perfectly in tune.