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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Tele-beeb, Oct 10, 2018 at 6:20 PM.
nope. I got good stuff and I ain't lettin' go
I never made too much money on selling old gear.
There were also some pieces that I regreted selling and had to aquire them again (ampeg GVT head, EHX electric mistress big box, some boss pedals).
Yeasterday I looked young blood how they do artwise on youtube. And they do great with one computer and 2 controllers so what are we talking about?
I'm in the learn something new camp.
I can't play the piano, but we have one in the house. I also have a wee midi controller keyboard for using with my DAW. I'm slowly getting some chords under my fingers (excuse the pun) and plonking out simple melodies is fairly easy. While it's all pretty rubbish, it is helping and informing my guitar playing. It's also an interesting break from guitar at times, yet a break that contributes.
I recently sold two Les Pauls ( I tried to like them, but LP's just aint my thing) and a 000-16 Martin I wasn't playing anymore. I bought a used James Burton Tele (Mint condition), which I love. Would I sell everything and start over? Nope, I have too many Keepers that can't be replaced. I'm thinking about selling off a few more in the future. Sometimes less is more.
I've been selling some gear for the first time in decades. 3 guitars, 4 high end pedals and one amp gone in the last month. The amp I have a duplicate of and the guitars were nice but hadn't been played for ages. I couldn't imagine selling everything though. I've been buying some new gear with a smaller percentage of each items sale price. That's been fun.
You need a plan if you want to do this. If it doesn't work on paper, it won't turn out well.
List what you would sell. Research market values (eBay completed sales or whatever). List what you would buy with estimated costs. If you think you are better off with the different gear, you just validated your plan.
After 50 years of buying and selling one at a time, I have stuff that does what I want. I couldn't sell off and start over, I'd just miss the stuff that's gone. It was good when I bought it.
you need to go back to school
Interesting! I'll have to Google them up.
As long as no one tries to challenge me to go without coffee, it's worth a shot...
sell off, buy new: see my sig. actually, in case there is any confusion, my sig is a lie. it is a satirical comment on what so many of us secretly believe.
I know that I need to quit buying gear. I have more than i'll ever need. what I really need to do is learn to play the gear I have.
Pro - You will finally know it’s all about the gear, not the music.
Con - You will finally know it’s all about the gear, not the music.
I have a friend who had WAY more gear than me, both guitar and keyboard, (expensive too) and apparently just barely played them. His wife encouraged (cough) him to unload a lot of it a year or two ago and I got a couple Trademark 60 Power Engines which are just sitting there because I don't gig or need them either.
I got rid of a handful of guitars and also bought a few this year. Didn't regret selling any of them and did regret buying a couple, but that's just a few hundred bucks lost rather than something I'll never see again.
I'm not on a elusive tone hunt. I have a Katana 100W 1x12 and I use two settings on it. I don't deep dive on effects even though I like that sort of thing theoretically, I don't find it to be a good use of time.
My big transition this year was getting my stereo looper set up into guitar and bass amps so I can capture ideas and jam with myself easily. And I also got back into recording tunes but I tend to burn out on that before I can get them whipped into final shape. So my satisfaction is in creating music, whether songs, arrangements, or just little riff ideas from the center of my mind. The gear is important but even the cheapest guitar I own (a Squier Strat) is pretty good and not an obstacle in that regard.
Somewhere in Jellystone... a hard working and long-suffering ranger wakes up in a cold sweat from a recurring nightmare...
I've got an old Marshall 800 combo thats probably somewhat sellable and I havent used it in at least a couple of years. Thought about selling it but a friend who flips gear for profit, told me it was going to be valuable and collectible one day.
My issue with that was the problem of tubes in general, and werent a lot of players headed away from tubes, but he convinced me to keep it.
I only have one valuable guitar.
I've thought many times about selling it all and having a small stripped down but super hi quality set up...
but honestly, most of my stuff is far from booteek and I wouldnt get much money for most of it... probably not worth the trouble.
Con: The realization that I've been stupid all my life and bought all the wrong gear for all the wrong reasons. People have very similar feelings when they divorce.
Pro: I won't have $1,000 to lend my kid with no expectation of seeing it or the last uncounted thousands back. It's about time he (she) stood on his (her) own two feet anyway!
Take three pedals to pawn.
I wind up trading a DD3 for a new set of cheap wireless mics for small P.A. gigs.
$45 of unused gear. <
$45 of will be used gear
Reducing clutter is a good thing. I downsized my guitars and am very happy about it.
Reboot? Nah. I know my gear preferences and I know my role in the band.
Challenging yourself with new songs and especially, new techniques is likely going to be more satisfying.
I've tried, but usually I just start over and forget to sell all.