Is it just me, or does anybody else get the feeling that some of us (me included) spend way too much time searching for The sound instead of playing our Own sound. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun gear whoring, building, tweaking, etc. to get that sound we're after, but sometimes I let that over shadow the playing and learning. I’ve come full circle on gear, tone, and tweaking so many times it isn’t funny. And in doing so have felt like I've wasted way too much time and cash. Just curious if anyone else has come to this realization. For me there's been no easy answeres. Except for me anyways it's been to strip down to the barest essentials and just play, and not worry about every little nuance of every note and chord. Not sure where this is going but I'll throw it out there.
Yea, playin is "the" thing. I love when I don't have to think about gear etc., and just play.
I've been at that point for a couple of years and it is the best as long as your tone is good for you.
To an extent, it is a metamorphosis. I was somewhat happy with my tone for years until I wanted it more refined.
Then after the last couple of years of refining it, I'm probably good for the rest of my days.
If your spending more time on gear than playing, that is a mistake. Play the way you want it to sound and worry about the details in between.