Drunk guitar buying? Fess up

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by soul-o, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    Drunk guitar buying? No. Drunk guitar playing? Occasionally.
     
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    Several MF "Stupid Deal of the Day" purchases have happened when I've had bouts of insomnia. I've bought a couple guitars at 3 AM after being awake for 2 hours. I'm a horrible sleeper. If I had half of a brain I wouldn't keep my iPad on my nightstand.

    Delirious……"Yah this is a good idea!"
     
  3. teletimetx

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    the voice in my head says, I'm not as think as you drunk I am...nope, I'm not the buying type.

    Hard enough to peel my fingers off a nickel. That's why it's taken me so long (+50 years) to have more than a dozen guitars, plus a banjo, mandola, bass, etc. It don't come easy and it dang sure don't come drunk.
     
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    Does getting slapped by my wife count? If not, then maybe I’ve never been drunk.
     
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    Or that you need to find out of the 7 kids you didn't know you fathered.
     
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    I've bought several things like that. Never really regretted it, or was able to return it if the gear didn't suit me.
     
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    Is everyone going to pretend the didn’t see this? WTF is this thing???


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    If we ignore it, then it never happened. Right?
     
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    don't really drink..its my sober buying that scares me
     
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    Drunk buying guitars is nothing, now making irreversible “repairs” on an instrument while drinking is where it’s at ;)

    I once needed to shave down the heel of a neck because it was too thick for a body I had (or so my mind thought) so I tried to cut it with a chop saw and ended up cutting down half the length of the neck , not one of my brightest moments

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    Don’t want to steal your thread just the first place my mind went
     
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    I was all set to brow beat the OP for the premise of buying a guitar when you are drunk. But now that I think about it, I think I did finally push the button on a pedal that I'd been looking at for weeks, a pedal I liked but but didn't really need.

    I had had a few beers. They didn't affect me, but my index finger is a lightweight.
     
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    I had a shot of whiskey just before purchasing the most expensive guitar that I have ever owned. Does that count?
     
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    I didn't see anything, so I think @JuneauMike has it right.
     
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    It does.
    Definitely.
     
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    No, unless you were on the fence and the drink was the tipping point for your decision. Also, if you were sober but regret the decision, then I think it's legit to blame the booze.
     
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    Was Shirazzed to the max one night. Saw a Tokai Flying V on ebay. Put in a ridiculous offer, it got accepted immediately! Another guitar arriving at my house might have serious consequences for my marriage so I explained my drunken state and how much I want to stay married. He wasn't happy but he cancelled the auction for me..
    Not sure I even want a Flying V!
     
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    I don't drink, but I have other vices..

    I'm CK and I'm a thrift store junky..

    I tend to buy any guitar/amp I see in a thrift store, I have had a few cool finds but most of them are budget things, that after I set up and re string I'm lucky to make 5-10 dollars on at a swap or on CL. Still a man's gotta' stay warm..er needs a hobby! I bought two yesterday, a '70's plywood LP , and a Squier dred, If I'm lucky I might make $25 on the pair.. after I fit the LP w/ that knock off Bigsby, I have in my junk box.
     
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    Unless you've had too much to drink... In which case you may see three - at once! I'll take the one in the middle...
     
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    Something in your subconscious, an experience like a concert, or an episode of Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert was stimulated to compel you bid on a Flying V. Oh -KAY!
     
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