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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by DougM, Jan 6, 2018.
I am the great enabler!
I'm not a pro player. If I were, I'd see it differently, for sure. For me guitars are joy. Cars are tools.
I buy all my guitars and cars used. Cars continue depreciating, though. A LOT faster than guitars.
Currently, I could sell my collection and buy three more cars, going by the price I paid for my current ride. That's about right: I only drive 3,000 miles a year, and I play guitar about 20 hours a week.
At some point, I may sell the collection, for stuff like assisted living. One sweet parlor guitar, in a nice room with sunlight streaming in? Today, I say no friggin way, but time has a way of making that look a lot better.
I'll get some good money for the guitars. Not so for the car.
I'll drink to that!
See the thread on perspective.
My wife and I are both obsessed with cars. Mine's somewhere north of 50K. I bought my wife an SLK for our 40th anniversary. 5 guitars and the one amp I use regularly are from 5 different countries and cost a little over 5, including the mods. I don't work on the cars myself except maybe to add washer fluid. I do almost everything on the guitars. The SLK was bought new. My car is a lease. I'm usually bored with a car three years in. I've never tired of a guitar, at least those purchased after my very extended hiatus. The guitars were all bought used. The amp, a Mesa Boogie 5:25 1X10 was an end of the model run clearance. I expect performance and cache from the cars and guitars both. I'm just as fussy about how a guitar plays and sounds as I am about how a car drives. That's what drives the mods. It just costs way less with guitars. Now truth be told, I've been called a car snob. I have standards for them that others may find insane. I'm not a guitar snob at all. I don't care about anyone else's gear but I still like to look. And I really enjoy listening to someone who plays well enough that I can learn from him, or her.
There’s a Gearheads Anonymous meeting at my place, next weekend. Just leave all your stuff at the door, when you check in...it’ll be in good hands, honest
You don't need an intervention, you just need a bigger crib.
I don’t have a drinking problem except when I can’t find a drink.
Post pictures to help us visualize this "problem"
I do have an Epi LP Custom, but I don't have an SG, Firebird, Gretsch, or anything with P90s. Fortunately, I use a modeling amp, so all those other effects are built in, and the only one I really use is delay. In response to some other comments- not enough room for cases or stands, they're all in gigbags leaning vertically against each other. No car, if I had that moneypit to worry about I wouldn't be able to afford any of this. Can't afford a bigger place, the only reason I can afford the place I have is 'cause I own it from inheriting some money when my Mom died. Otherwise, I'd be homeless in the park, or sharing a house with 15 college students. My income is only $1500 a month. So, can't afford a woman, even if I found one who wanted me, which ain't gonna happen. No other hobbies or interests. I live VERY frugally so I can afford this stuff. And I can't trust myself with credit cards, but I only use Paypal, so I don't put my debit card at too much risk. As for the weather here, it's 70-80 degrees 365 days a year, day or night.
I can't believe how many actually earnest responses I got. You all realize this was meant as humor, right? An example of first world problems. I don't know about anyone else, but it kinda makes me feel guilty when 3/4 of the world's population are just trying to figure out how to get food and clean drinking water.
I'm way too easily satisfied to chase gas...no matter what the "g" stands for....
No pics, didn't happen. What you need is a camera!
For each of my kids, i sponsor another local kid. They get daily meals and clothing.
it's not a brag, it's just to say that if you want to help someone else, you probably can.
I have two cameras.
I actually give a lot of money to St. Jude's, 'cause precious little angels shouldn't have to fight cancer.
Yes Doug, you came to the right place to stop GAS.
I can say this though. It doesn't really ever stop because now that you've jumped in, there is always that unobtainium, special item that intrigues you. If it comes your way, it'll drive you nuts til you get it.
Only 11 guitars? You need to hit triple digits before an intervention is really necessary. When stacked guitar cases become furniture, you have humidifiers in every room, and you have to move a dozen or so guitars to find a particular one, you may need help.
You are mistaken when you say guitars are expensive in Japan. I keep finding such good deals on guitars here that I’m buying two or three every month. I’m past the intervention stage by my definition, but if it feels good, go ahead and do it I say.
If you still think you have too many, sell some to me.
Wallhangers are your friends , those with the zombie hands coming out of the wall !
Got me 4 guitars and one for a good buddy of mine in 2017
Washburn ES copy , Ovation celebrity 48 something , 2 Harley Benton la cabronita copies (__) and finally a wonderful RIC 330/12 . I'm up to about 20 guitars / cases , 4 amps , now .
Yep, wall hangers.
Here's the pics, finally.
Fender MIM Roadhouse Strat, CP 60s Strat
MIJ Fernandes LE2s
Squier VM STrat, Affinity Strat
MIM Fender Hendrix Strat, Squier CVC Tele
MIM Fender Duo Sonic
EPI LP Custom
Vox VXII, Fender Mustang GT40, Mustang 1 V2
LIne 6 Pocket Pod Express, Caline Pegasus, Mosky Crazy Tone, Mosky Obsessive, Tone Bakery Crème Brulee, Mosky B-Box, Digitech Jamman Solo XT
Zoom 505 V1, Digitech RP50, Line 6 Pocket Pod Express, Korg Pandora V1