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post Jun 25 2009, 03:14 AM
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every now and then i just feel like selling all my gear (my half stack, effects pedals, and guitar) just to go and buy a whole nother set up...


anyone ever feel like this?


the biggest "urge" i have, is that i feel like getting a "mini full stack" like the blackstar 5 watt head with 2 1x12 cabs and then getting some cool new effects to boot with it.


as for the guitars, ive been gassing for an agile 7 or 8 strings....


and maybe get a good recording set up...right now i realized that recording through a tone port with out a mic pre amp works, but because there is no real pre amp, i love a lot of bass, fullness, and clarity....hmmm



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post Jun 25 2009, 04:25 AM
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Never thought about this for my guitars, amps maybe. It would honestly just be a waste of money because I could never buy brand new gear with the money I get from old gear. To me it would just be like taking a step backwards. Alot of the stuff I have is not worth as much as its brand new equivalent so it would really just be a waste.
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post Jun 25 2009, 08:54 AM
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All the time mate! I get a dose of gas every other day which is hard to control, I'm actually getting rid of my HT-5 as I find it too loud for the house and my beloved strat is going in favour of something else a bit nice hopefully!
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post Jun 25 2009, 09:00 AM
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yea I did it pretty much last year, the only guitar I kept was my Jackson because my wife bought it for me and I didnt think it was right to sell a gift like that.

Sold all my guitars, my amp and the odd effects unit I had knocking around, then started pretty much from scratch.

I was fed up with some of the toot and cheap stuff that I had bought, so I`ve now replaced it all (slowly I`ll add, not all in one hit) with guitars & gear etc that I`ll now keep forever smile.gif


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post Jun 25 2009, 09:10 AM
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I been played for 35 years, and I wish that I have kept the old stuff instead of switching it with new gear... I had a beautiful baby blue 64 strat and a Gibson ES-335 dotneck -68 as well as a 50's Gretsch and several Marshall and Fender amps..... Today I barely can afford to LOOK at these instruments... laugh.gif My advice will definitely be to keep all the stuff, and just replace the cheapest crap of gear....


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post Jun 25 2009, 09:30 AM
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To spend so much time with something and then sell it like that would not be possible for me i'm afraid .. hope i will never be in the situation that i have to leave a guitar go. Anyways, beside my Ibanez SV i don't have guitars of value.

I would love to buy a nice amp, which is a bit silly as i can not really use it where i life by now. Other then that i am quite happy with my gear.

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Sold all my guitars, my amp and the odd effects unit I had knocking around, then started pretty much from scratch.
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ohmy.gif ... your custom as well? If i remember right you said that the neck was not comfortable for you (?).



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post Jun 25 2009, 09:49 AM
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I've done it, feels great biggrin.gif
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post Jun 25 2009, 09:54 AM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Jun 25 2009, 09:10 AM) *
I been played for 35 years, and I wish that I have kept the old stuff instead of switching it with new gear... I had a beautiful baby blue 64 strat and a Gibson ES-335 dotneck -68 as well as a 50's Gretsch and several Marshall and Fender amps..... Today I barely can afford to LOOK at these instruments... laugh.gif My advice will definitely be to keep all the stuff, and just replace the cheapest crap of gear....


Man staffy, thats some gear you got rid of there???? Imagine the value of that strat now!! ohmy.gif
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post Jun 25 2009, 10:12 AM
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QUOTE (wrk @ Jun 25 2009, 09:30 AM) *
ohmy.gif ... your custom as well? If i remember right you said that the neck was not comfortable for you (?).


laugh.gif nooooo, that was what made me re look at all my gear, Mirza made me a new neck for my custom that fits me just right, nooo that is a treasured and much loved possession, that will stay with me till the day I die smile.gif

I had a Vintage, an OLP a cheap end Ibanez and a Strat, a Marshall Avt100 combo (that I hated) and a few effects pedals that I sold off, I bought the Custom as the first step to replacing with better gear smile.gif

I now have the MK custom, BC Rich, Ibanez prestige, Tuscany LP replica with FR (was payment for working the LIMS2009 smile.gif ) and the Jackson, the amp I replaced with a Crate half stack smile.gif

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post Jun 25 2009, 11:45 AM
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QUOTE (Chris Evans @ Jun 25 2009, 11:12 AM) *
laugh.gif nooooo, that was what made me re look at all my gear, Mirza made me a new neck for my custom that fits me just right, nooo that is a treasured and much loved possession, that will stay with me till the day I die smile.gif
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Ahh .. i see, the MK goes in the category "treasure" .. and not "gear" .. laugh.gif
Glad to hear you are happy with it now.


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post Jun 25 2009, 12:00 PM
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QUOTE (Chris Evans @ Jun 25 2009, 10:00 AM) *
Sold all my guitars, my amp and the odd effects unit I had knocking around, then started pretty much from scratch.


Indeed mate, you need to be more specific when writing things like that. laugh.gif


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I did that exact thing years back! I used to have the archetypal Punk/Rock set-up of LP's and Marshalls. I had 3 LP Studio's and 1 Custom and ran them through 2 Marshall JCM heads with two 2x12 and two 4x12 Cabs. (Depending onwhere we were playing!!)
I had a pedal board that you needed a Science Degree to understand!!!
Anyway, a friend was over from the States and had come to jam with us at a rehearsal and so he used my Gear. When I heard the complete 'Wall of Noise' from my Set-up and the other Guitarists Set-up (almost identical to mine!!) I knew it was time for one of us to change!
I sold all but a few Boss Pedals and went and bought an old late 60's valve amp with original Cabinet and a couple of early 70's Strats and started to use a very minimal Set-up.


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post Jun 25 2009, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 25 2009, 12:00 PM) *
Indeed mate, you need to be more specific when writing things like that. laugh.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif noooo, as Andy said above, it goes into "treasure" catorgory smile.gif


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post Jun 25 2009, 03:30 PM
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Bro...I have been playing for only about a year and a half...and I have been through 8 guitars and two amps!!!!!

Mostly though, the guitars is from a string of 4 that I ordered that had problems and I returned them. The amps, I bought without knowing enough about them. Now, I am saving for a proper Fender all tube amp like a Princeton reverb or Deluxe reverb reissue.

QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Jun 24 2009, 10:14 PM) *
as for the guitars, ive been gassing for an agile 7 or 8 strings....


8 strings?! I can't even handle 6! tongue.gif


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post Jun 25 2009, 03:41 PM
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I sometimes think about sellling all my gear to buy something nice guitar. I have never done it, and I usually end up with another average guitar instead! tongue.gif


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post Jun 25 2009, 10:40 PM
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I feel urge to actually buy some real equipment smile.gif


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post Jun 26 2009, 01:50 PM
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I'm always in the gear changing mode, always find something interesting. I kinda changed the whole pedalboard gear recently, and still upgrading, but I tend to downgrade these days to only the very basics (but hi grade basics). Expensive sport this is let me tell you.. smile.gif


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