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Is this normal behavior?
Old 2nd April 2007
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Is this normal behavior?

I have an odd habit that I can't seem to break, and my wife wanted me to ask you slutz if this is normal slut behavior:

Every once in a while(2-3x per month), I disconnect all of my gear. I take everything out of the racks, remove and neatly roll all cables, and place the gear neatly in another room. I then put everything back in place and hook it all up. Usually, I don't plan to do this. I'll be in my humble little studio, and next thing I know I've got a glaze in my eyes and a screwdriver in my hand. I don't know why I do this, but afterwards I feel totally refreshed and more creative.

Is this normal? What other strange gear related rituals they find themselves doing without thought?
Old 2nd April 2007
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I use to do that.

I got rid of a lot of stuff and find (now) the less I have the less I'm inclinded to want to pull apart and re-assemble everything.

I still dust once a week though heh
Old 2nd April 2007
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Do you put everything back into its origional spot? One of these days you're going to put it back together and your prized tube mic pre isn't going to turn on anymore. I try to leave my stuff in racks these days. I used to do a lot of travelling around with gear and I have learned not to do that anymore. It's kind of OCD if you ask me...

Neil
Old 2nd April 2007
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Do you put everything back into its origional spot? One of these days you're going to put it back together and your prized tube mic pre isn't going to turn on anymore. I try to leave my stuff in racks these days. I used to do a lot of travelling around with gear and I have learned not to do that anymore. It's kind of OCD if you ask me...

Neil
Not only do I put it back in it's original spot, but I carefully line up the scuff marks from the rack screws. I know it's best to leave the stuff alone if it doesn't need to be moved, but I just HAVE to do it. I try to be cautious handling the stuff, and I'm sure one day I'll get a big, unwanted surprise upon powering up.

Actually, it was worse in my last house. I had everything set up in a converted two car garage, so I had plenty of room. I was completely rearranging my setup almost weekly. Luckily, I didn't have as much gear as I currently do, and none of it was really nice stuff.

I agree that it seems very OCD. Maybe I should get help. If not for me, then at least for the sake of my prized tube pre.heh

I'm just hoping I'm not the only one with this strange habit.
Old 2nd April 2007
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I have an odd habit that I can't seem to break, and my wife wanted me to ask you slutz if this is normal slut behavior:

Every once in a while (snip)
No, it is not normal and you should get professional advice.
Old 2nd April 2007
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Is this for real? April Fools; right? Is your name Monk?
Old 2nd April 2007
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I have an odd habit that I can't seem to break, and my wife wanted me to ask you slutz if this is normal slut behavior:

Every once in a while(2-3x per month), I disconnect all of my gear. I take everything out of the racks, remove and neatly roll all cables, and place the gear neatly in another room. I then put everything back in place and hook it all up. Usually, I don't plan to do this. I'll be in my humble little studio, and next thing I know I've got a glaze in my eyes and a screwdriver in my hand. I don't know why I do this, but afterwards I feel totally refreshed and more creative.

Is this normal? What other strange gear related rituals they find themselves doing without thought?
insert twilight zone theme here.
Old 2nd April 2007
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I never take anything out of the rack. I do disconnect stuff once in awhile to staighten up the cables.
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Is this for real? April Fools; right? Is your name Monk?
LMMFAO

sure, april fools....haha....yeah....tearing down and setting up gear for no real reason....who does that? certainly not me....(blushing, biting nails, and avoiding eye contact)...oh would ya look at the time....i gotta go finish cabling....

dfegad behringer(any chance at redemption with that?)
Old 2nd April 2007
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I was just going to tell you you're a TOTAL FREAK, when I read your last reply... You got me
Old 2nd April 2007
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Yeah, that's definitley some kind of obsessive compulsion...I think we're all suspect in one way or another when it comes to our gear though...You're not alone if that makes you feel better...but..carefully lining up the scuff-marks from the rack-screws? I'm afraid I'm gonna have to ate you on that one. Perhaps a warm mug of green-tea to soothe you. Or maybe a small dosage of Clomipramine. 150mg should do it. Consult your physician first though. And as always,
YMMV.
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