People sell those?
Aka “how i ended up with high end guitars”Or you sell something your not really using so you have some spending cash to get something else. Then spend double what you have
Aka “how i ended up with high end guitars”
I tried the whole varied collection thing, but without a band or serious recording I had (and have) guitars not really getting used. Having some mid priced guitars for when I gig again and having some high end guitars because I can seems like a good spot.
You’re talking to the guy checking US and Canadian dealers for the les paul custom 68ri’s that dont exist way too often .You might just be the most gear-content dude on this forum. Might need to confiscate your access pass.
They barely make black R8’s apparently but nobody seems to care .Maybe I should sell my 50th anniversary 68 LPC…
Edit: hm. I didn’t realize they only made 300 of them?
Pristine Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony, Limited edition, Only 300 Made"Gorgeous condition & a players dream. You wont find a better pre-owned example"www.reallygreatguitars.com
I've downsized to 1 guitar at a point in time and I've been chasing that high ever since but I just can't stop... wanting thingsI live for the catharsis of selling off most of my gear. There's something really freeing about only having one guitar and one amp.
...I made the mistake of showing my wife a Legator 8 string after she had some wine. Her words were, "I am not going to tell you no."Should I follow what my heart says (NGD), or what my wife says not to...
Yessir. Historically this has been why I can't have nice things, like my own crib.See a demo of a thing
Buy the thing without trying the thing
Play the thing
Like the thing
Realize something you don’t like about the thing
Sell the thing
Remember what you liked about the thing
Rebuy the thing
Realize you have too many things
Resell the thing and other things
Realize you’ve made space for more things
Re-rebuy the thing
This is the way.
This is how I feel about the old Mesa Triple Rec/oversized cab I let go, almost a decade ago. I learned that other amps were more satisfying/fun (pretty much every non Mesa amp I've owned), as well as easier to dial.I've found I can almost break this cycle for myself with a few realizations and rules.
1. realize that nothing does everything. Don't sell your 5150 if you love the lead or crunch channel, but you don't like the clean channel. Thinking everything about any given piece of gear has to be perfect else it's not good enough to keep is misguided. That's not how guitar gear works. Also, don't sell your Mesa Lonestar because "I love the clean channel but the drive channel isn't exactly what I wanted." Instead, ask yourself "is there ANY SINGLE THING about this piece of gear that I love, that does its thing better than everything else?" If there is, DO NOT SELL IT.
2. selling something because it's only 90% what you want, when you don't CURRENTLY HAVE the thing you think is 100% what you want, or even if you think that thing is out there but you haven't personally verified it, then getting rid of what you've already got is a very bad idea. I've heard many people (including me) say "I sold X thinking I'd find something that did the same thing only better, but I never did. I regret selling it."
1. don't re-buy anything you have previously sold because there was something about the tone you didn't like. However, if you sold it because money was tight and you needed the cash to fund something else, or because it was unwieldy for you at the time (like an amp being too loud for an apartment), or because there was something it did that you were simply unaware of, then re-buying is still on the table. Basically if you sold it for any reason besides "I didn't like the way it sounded," then re-buying is ok. But if you sell something because you don't like the sound, that's it, done deal for good.
I sold a 5150 about 15 years ago because it was too loud for my apartment. Since then, reactive loads and reampers have become widely available so an amp being "too loud" is no longer an issue. I bought another 5150 at a much higher price than my original one. I learned my lesson and never plan on selling my current 5150 unless I personally find and buy another that sounds flat-out better than the one I have now, but it kicks ass so I don't really see that happening any time soon.
The overall point is basically that if there's any single thing about something I have that I love, it's not going anywhere unless there's something that very specifically makes it entirely redundant.
There is a pretty solid mathematic equation to answer the question of how many guitars it takes to be happy.
Current # of guitars +1
Once, when I brought home a bass, my girlfriend (then fiancé, then wife) asked, "Is that another guitar?"
I calmly said, "No...... it's a bass."
When I bought my second PRS guitar, I called my girlfriend and asked her if she wanted to go out for a sushi dinner at our favorite place.
After dinner, while walking to the car, I asked, "Now that you are full of delicious sushi, you can't be mad at me for buying another guitar, right?"
After a second she grinned, because of being full of delicious sushi, and said, "no."
Now I just need to find an excuse for when I pick up that 8 string multiscale from FedEx next week.