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Patrik Berg
post Dec 26 2012, 11:43 AM
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I have a gorgeous amp that is excess to my needs but I'm finding it hard to let it go, someone has just inquired about it and now I'm torn as I think it can become a collectors piece and I could give it to my son when he gets to high school. My wife wants it gone but but but ........ You know. The money would be handy but I would be losing as I paid more for it than I'm trying to sell it for......aaaargh.......
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post Dec 26 2012, 11:54 AM
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Wives!! Tell her to go and remove all her old clothes from the wadrobe. biggrin.gif Every married men's dilemma!!

I have never sold anything but sometimes, I just wish I did. Things get stored in the cupboard and perhaps has already rusted... sad.gif


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post Dec 26 2012, 12:26 PM
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QUOTE (maharzan @ Dec 26 2012, 10:54 AM) *
Wives!! Tell her to go and remove all her old clothes from the wadrobe. biggrin.gif Every married men's dilemma!!


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post Dec 26 2012, 11:29 PM
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Which amp is it?

I think you already know the answer - if you feel hard to let go and don't feel too motivated to do so, you should hang on to it! smile.gif A reason more if you find it beautiful and cool sounding smile.gif


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post Dec 27 2012, 08:40 AM
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Which amp is it?

It's a VHT Pitbull 50/12 combo


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post Dec 27 2012, 11:41 AM
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You first reaction never lies to you, go with your gut smile.gif



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post Dec 27 2012, 04:05 PM
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I had this feeling with my old Ibanez RG 520... and the same with a Squier. If you don't really need the money for other thing, keep it. wink.gif


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post Dec 27 2012, 11:54 PM
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QUOTE (Patrik Berg @ Dec 27 2012, 08:40 AM) *
It's a VHT Pitbull 50/12 combo


Didn't have a chance to hear it in action but it sure looks cool! smile.gif

Keep it - at least as long as you find it cool sounding and looking.


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post Dec 30 2012, 12:48 PM
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Well, I know that usually, the family comes first, but if you care for this amp - KEEP IT - and find another way to make the necessary money, if they are necessary wink.gif Wives will always point at something that doesn't mean too much to them - women do that usually - and later on, when they will see you sad, they will realize that they are sorry for pushing you into doing something which you never felt like doing smile.gif Talk to her and explain the matter, while also coming up with a solution - this is what I'd do smile.gif

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post Jan 1 2013, 10:54 AM
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I've just sold my Fender Hot Rod Deville which was played and the manual signed by Peter Green, to a young guitarist, it's his first decent amp.

I haven't used it in ages and the money is going towards a really decent spec pc which will help me progress with my music.

Don't get attached to material things and let them hold you back.

In terms of speculating it as an investment, that's a tough one, Steve Fryette is still making fantastic amps.

If you sell it make sure the money goes on something you want!


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post Jan 5 2013, 01:42 AM
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Interesting subject... Many times, kids remember their Dads guitar, not his amp. My stepdad has a cool half stack from the 70's, but I'd rather has his old Japanese Kingston Stratocaster copy... Amps typically need extensive work as they get older, guitars usually have lots of mojo...


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post Jan 5 2013, 02:39 AM
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Been has some great advice hear. If your gut reaction was "meh, fine, won't miss it" then yeah, but otherwise.....


QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 27 2012, 05:41 AM) *
You first reaction never lies to you, go with your gut smile.gif



Can we see a pic of your IBBY 520??? If you want to sell it please keep us in mind!!!!


QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Dec 27 2012, 10:05 AM) *
I had this feeling with my old Ibanez RG 520... and the same with a Squier. If you don't really need the money for other thing, keep it. wink.gif



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post Jan 12 2013, 05:32 AM
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If you like it and you think it will be difficult to find a replacement in the future... try to find a plan B.

Had a '53 Deluxe for many years and stupidly sold it. I only regret it about 365 days a year, except leap years.
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post Jan 12 2013, 08:03 AM
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I'm sure as old as this post is now...., not terribly old of course but old enough that advice may not help. smile.gif

Firstly, Cos is correct. Family comes first no matter how much a collector item, but if you truly do not need the money and really want to keep something then you should be able to as long as it does not cause your family to be in a strain. I'm thinking larger scale of course like a large monthly payment for an expensive sports car. wink.gif

Your amp, if you still have it... again Cos is the man. I would explain that it is something personal to you and that you wish to keep it. If your gut tells you then that means you want to keep it.

For example, I made a bad mistake a long time ago getting rid of a Kramer Baretta guitar (Holy Grail) I wish I had that guitar today. No it's not the most awesome out there, but I sure would like to have it back... well I sold it. Gone forever. sad.gif

Recently I had a Jackson DK2S, this was probably the nicest guitar that I have ever owned as it was a pretty high end... for me anyhow. It was literally in mint condition and because of this I wanted to keep it nice so I would never play it as I now have plenty of players. Now with this being the case, I decided that I was not a collector of guitars and that every guitar that I had should be played. So I sold this guitar before I could put any wear on it.... I never played it, I don't miss it. It was really really nice, but my gut was ok with it being gone smile.gif especially to the tune of doubling my money. Seriously though even doubling your money, if it's something that you don't want to part with and don't have to, then don't. You'll be sorry at some point.

Never lose money on your equipment or any other item unless it is absolutely necessary to put food on the table. You will be sorry... forever! It will always linger in the back of your mind. One day, your son would be happy to have it I'm sure... even if he doesn't play guitar.

That's my 2 cents worth.

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post Jan 12 2013, 09:57 AM
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I sold my Epiphone Les Paul Limited Edition back in 2004 to a dear friend, that sold it to another friend of ours and he still owns it, so even though later I regretted selling it, when I meet the actual owner, I take the opportunity to jam on it a bit. It's like having a distant cousin with which you get along really well and every time you see each other, it's more than obvious you'll have a great time biggrin.gif


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post Jan 12 2013, 07:06 PM
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Interesting... I sold a guitar back in the late 80's then ran across it again 10ish years later. A guy that I worked with had bought it from a music store. He and I struck up a conversation one day about playing and he brought the guitar to a mutual friends house... I was floored that it was my old guitar. I tried, but he would not sell it to me. LOL.. Oh well. I met this guy at work, so I never knew him back when I sold it. Small world.


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QUOTE (mroberts70 @ Jan 12 2013, 06:06 PM) *
Interesting... I sold a guitar back in the late 80's then ran across it again 10ish years later. A guy that I worked with had bought it from a music store. He and I struck up a conversation one day about playing and he brought the guitar to a mutual friends house... I was floored that it was my old guitar. I tried, but he would not sell it to me. LOL.. Oh well. I met this guy at work, so I never knew him back when I sold it. Small world.


My first ever guitar, was sold to another friend that still owns it smile.gif It was a medium sized acoustic guitar that had a humbucker fit in the soundhole, just like Kurt Cobain had in their acoustic famous concert.


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