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Todd Simpson
post Feb 16 2013, 03:32 AM
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Ever get the feeling you have one too many pieces of gear? Im starting to think I'm going to have to either break through a wall, or sell some gear. I hate selling gear. I've always been happy about gear I've kept. I've been hit or miss on gear I've sold. How about you guys?


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post Feb 16 2013, 03:50 AM
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WOW! I have never sold one any.. Once I tried but couldn't. I am on the same path as you... but now, I am going to carefully buy things. biggrin.gif


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post Feb 16 2013, 04:15 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 16 2013, 02:32 AM) *
Ever get the feeling you have one too many pieces of gear?


No...especially since I know that all I need to do is buy one more piece of gear, and then I'll be good on the guitar smile.gif. Of course I keep saying that after I buy each piece of gear smile.gif.



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post Feb 16 2013, 05:39 AM
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I made a commitment to myself: I'll only buy an expensive piece of new gear once I feel like my skill has progressed past the point it was when I got my last piece of expensive gear.

I do regret getting rid of some gear, like the Peavey Predator and a UK made Valvestate Marshall Combo sad.gif


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post Feb 16 2013, 11:02 AM
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I try to sell all the gear I don't have any special use for. Usually I always plan an upgrade for the same purpose (for example if I'm selling audio interface I plan a new one before selling the old). This does make it easier for me to part with the gear (there is somehow almost always an upgrade out there) - now the trick I pull on myself is that I actually don't get the upgraded item untili I really need it. This helps me get only gear I plan to actually use. I have noticed that this gives me a real pleasure too - when I look at the gear I have and know how much usage it gets almost daily.

I do love getting new gear, especially stomp boxes! smile.gif

p.s. There is no such thing as too much gear! smile.gif


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post Feb 16 2013, 05:37 PM
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Yes. I don't like to talk about it. I have a problem ohmy.gif


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post Feb 16 2013, 07:39 PM
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I've started taking steps to deal with my "Gear Addiction" smile.gif I"ve sold the VETTA HD head, and most of the stomp boxes I wasn't using. But then I bought a Behringer V-Amp, Pod 2.0 and Rocktron Cyborg Distortion. I"m going to sell all of those as well since I really don't need them. Ebay here I come!!

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post Feb 16 2013, 07:48 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 16 2013, 07:39 PM) *
But then I bought a Behringer V-Amp, Pod 2.0 and Rocktron Cyborg Distortion.


Nature always finds the way to balance itself! smile.gif


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post Feb 17 2013, 06:39 AM
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I'm not sure I understand the question... biggrin.gif

I haven't sold a guitar yet, and have only sold one amp and two pedals... I have a lot of gear. But that being said, it's all useable stuff, even if one of my guitars needs a new bridge to be functional, it's still a guitar I would play and prefer to keep. I'm trying to sell one RG350DX but I honestly can't even give away the darn thing!! Other than that I keep everything because I don't like selling gear, and it all has a use.

I try to only by gear if I'm at a point where I feel my skills have developed enough to warrant something better, or if something is on sale and I would use it in the future (For example, I buy a lot of pedals when they go on sale so I can make pedal demos).


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post Feb 18 2013, 02:40 AM
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I"ll take the RG350DX!!! Gotta picture of it? Is it on Ebay?

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QUOTE (ConnorGilks @ Feb 17 2013, 12:39 AM) *
I'm not sure I understand the question... biggrin.gif

I haven't sold a guitar yet, and have only sold one amp and two pedals... I have a lot of gear. But that being said, it's all useable stuff, even if one of my guitars needs a new bridge to be functional, it's still a guitar I would play and prefer to keep. I'm trying to sell one RG350DX but I honestly can't even give away the darn thing!! Other than that I keep everything because I don't like selling gear, and it all has a use.

I try to only by gear if I'm at a point where I feel my skills have developed enough to warrant something better, or if something is on sale and I would use it in the future (For example, I buy a lot of pedals when they go on sale so I can make pedal demos).



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post Feb 23 2013, 05:09 AM
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Its funny this thread popped up. I just sold my first piece of gear, a guitar, a week or so ago. I kinda hoard gear a little bit. It felt pretty liberating. smile.gif
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post Feb 23 2013, 06:18 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Feb 15 2013, 11:39 PM) *
I made a commitment to myself: I'll only buy an expensive piece of new gear once I feel like my skill has progressed past the point it was when I got my last piece of expensive gear.

I do regret getting rid of some gear, like the Peavey Predator and a UK made Valvestate Marshall Combo sad.gif

I use this guideline as well. smile.gif I don't have a lot of funds so I make myself earn it. Which means it motivates me to PRACTICE more!

QUOTE (klasaine @ Feb 16 2013, 11:37 AM) *
Yes. I don't like to talk about it. I have a problem ohmy.gif


Ken, this busted me up! laugh.gif


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