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I'm Finally Done Buying Gear. Seriously, I Really Am

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by colchar, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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  2. colchar

    colchar Friend of Leo's


    And I'm ok with that.
     

  3. sockgtr

    sockgtr Tele-Meister

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    Mar 3, 2016
    Portland, OR
    Heh. I've said that more times than I can count. My friends all laugh at me :(

    Still, I'm off buying pedals -- have been for about 7 yrs now. Not buying amps, and stopped doing so about 5 yrs ago. Not buying anymore Tele's at the moment, pretty satisfied with my BP Sig and 50's Road Worn. Haven't looked at a Strat for over 10yrs now. I even finally got my steel guitar jones satisfied with an early 60's Fender Champion and a late 60's D-8 Stringmaster.

    No, my current problem is archtop guitars. And they're not cheap.
     
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  4. tonyj

    tonyj Tele-Afflicted

    May 23, 2011
    Alberta, Canada
    All sounds like that 'Fake news' that we keep hearing so much about .......
     
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  5. Aaron1061

    Aaron1061 Tele-Holic

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    you need a delay or two, reverb, compressor, and possibly a klon type.
     

  6. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    I think that you're much smarter than I am. Seriously. Go forward and be happy!
     
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  7. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

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    Mar 5, 2017
    Albany
    It’s awesome! This picture shows my gear a few years ago. I have a different pedalboard(s) now (I would bring one of two: a large board for arty atmospherics and pummeling fuzz or a minimalist board with just volume, OD and delay.)
    Also, back then I used a double gig bag, but I never played the second guitar.
    Now it’d be just a single guitar on my back, amp on the folding hand truck you can just see at the back, with the pedalboard and anvil box of gig stuff — cables, strings, tools, etc — lashed on top with bungee-cords.
    One hand for the hand truck and a free hand for the club door...unless the drummer shoves some of his gear into your free hand! IMG_1993.JPG
     
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  8. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

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    Albany

  9. omahaaudio

    omahaaudio Tele-Afflicted

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    Mar 21, 2015
    Omaha
    No you're not.
     
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  10. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Meister

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    Dec 19, 2014
    Paris, IL
    GAS in 3...... 2...... 1......

    :lol:
     
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  11. Dennyf

    Dennyf Tele-Holic

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Good for you! The tide has been going out on my sea of gear for quite some time as well, although there have been a couple pedals that came in against the current. But guitars, amps and PA gear have all gone down. I managed to resist the internet-instigated urge for a Boss Katana recently, so I don't think the tide will ever turn again for me.
     
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  12. esseff

    esseff Tele-Meister

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    Mar 25, 2014
    East Midlands, UK
    A strange coincidence! I deleted all my desktop shortcuts to eBay, BayCrazy, LastminuteAuction and Reverb three days ago.
    Realised at last that I neither have the space nor the money for these fretboard-related fripperies... :(
     
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  13. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Best of luck with that mysterious concept!
     
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  14. cnlbb

    cnlbb Tele-Holic

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    Jun 19, 2014
    United States
    You know that a Martin D-18 and a Gibson J45 are entirely different instruments? And they kinda look alike. Now as for resonators there are single cone, tri-cone, square neck...
     
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  15. kafka

    kafka Tele-Holic

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    Oct 18, 2013
    Maryland
    I was going to say, "what's a home with 2 Strats?", but then I realized I have 4.
     
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  16. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

    Aug 29, 2007
    MV, CA
    Dude, you need a complete home studio to capture all those awesome sounds. $20k minimal in gear and software.
     
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  17. thegeezer

    thegeezer Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Jul 5, 2010
    West Michigan
    I know we all joke about it but it can be done. I haven't bought an amp in 5 years. It had been 6 years since I bought a guitar...bought one about a year ago, realized it added nothing, kept it for a month and re-sold it.

    I'm down to six amps and working my way to two. I have somebody coming to look at one this weekend. I'll keep the four guitars I have. I probably have a dozen pedals and all but three are in a bin and I'm not sure what most of the rest are anymore. I'd sell them if I thought it was worth the trouble.

    It can be done. It occurred to me a few years ago that I have what I like and preferred to spend my time doing what I've always loved...playing in a band. That's why I started playing guitar in the first place, not to accumulate gear. I just forgot for a few decades.
     
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  18. Straydogger

    Straydogger Tele-Meister

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Western Pa.
    I'm agree! I'n done too! No more pedals, amps, guit............wait...what? Is that a 1968 Twin Reverb with factory JBL d-120's? uh oh.........................never mind.....:(




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  19. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009
    atlanta
    I give him a month at most.

    If he stays on this forum, 2 weeks.
     
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  20. tfarny

    tfarny Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I think I am almost there with you..I WANT to be done with gear...Argh I just bought an ABY pedal today!

    I do truly believe I am one great hollow-body away from having a "full collection" of guitars, and anything more will be homemade or just for laughs. But, well, I've been down this road before.
     
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