Gear You’d Like to Have Back?

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  1. Steerforth

    Steerforth Friend of Leo's

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    As we wander the misty paths of life, we sometimes, in moments of impulsivity, part with stuff we should have kept forever.

    I am a particularly tragic idiot. Somewhere, a village is missing me.

    My own regrets include a pre-CBS Telecaster that played like the proverbial “buttah”.

    You can add to that my 335, one of the sweetest guitars you could ever play, two blackface Twin Reverbs, and a Spanish-built classical guitar that was the best classical guitar that I’ve ever played.

    I could go on and on, but it’s depressing. It has led me to a personal philosophy that forbids ever parting with any gear.

    So, what gear would you like to have back? :D:eek:
     
  2. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    A takamine jumbo acoustic

    Not even sure what model it was, wish I knew

    I also had a epiphone triggerman half stack I wish I would have kept

    It wasn’t the best amp but it’s better than some I’ve had since
     
  3. mikestearns

    mikestearns Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    My two biggest gear fumbles of my youth -

    I had a '75 Ibanez Les Paul copy (bolt on neck version). Played awesome, but the bridge pickup squealed really bad. I sold it to a kid I worked with for $50. He fixed it up and made it into a beast. I'm glad it went to someone that was going to use it and all, and I look it at it more as a gift but damn...

    I had an old Mesa 50 Caliber head when I was 18 and sold it with a bunch of other stuff to a music store for a Peavey TransTube head because I wanted to sound metal. D'oh!
     
  4. naveed211

    naveed211 Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve sold the guitar in my profile and bought it back twice over a 15 year period. I may be a bit compulsive...Not gonna happen again.

    I’d like the ‘79 JMP I had in white tolex back. Foolishly sold that like 13 years ago when my touring band broke up. That was the best amp I’ve had.
     
  5. ben smith

    ben smith Tele-Afflicted

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    I think it's gone for a reason
     
  6. EspyHop

    EspyHop Tele-Holic

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    ‘91 American Standard Strat (really miss)
    ‘94 American Standard Strat
    ‘64 Vibro-Champ

    Gibson ‘60s EB-1
    Gibson Les Paul Custom
    (The Gibsons because of their value more than waxing poetic.)
     
  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Friend of Leo's

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    My '64 Tremolux head that was stolen 22 years ago. :mad:
     
  8. Danb541

    Danb541 Friend of Leo's

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    Ibanez Artist 2622. It was 1977 or 78 I think. Had built in overdrive. I never should have sold that one. Here's a video of one.
     
  9. wacolo

    wacolo Tele-Holic

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    Sigma 000-18C. Fit me like a glove, great neck, great tone, great player.
     
  10. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve sold the majority of the guitars and gear I’ve owned over the years because I have a aversion to keeping unused, unloved, unplayed stuff piled up in every corner.
    If I see something I want, something I want less must go to make room.
    Having said that, I’ve traded up into some things I really like.
    No regrets.
    However, I owned a Larrivee D-60 Custom acoustic that I moved on to make room for my J-45. I wouldn’t mind having the chance to play that one again and see if the neck profile was as bad as I remember.
     
  11. Randypttt

    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Had a Modern Player Thinline with P-90s and the transparent black finish. Nice guitar and the first P-90s I've play in awhile that I liked.

    Had to sell it (boring story) but I'd love to have it back

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  12. dazzaman

    dazzaman Tele-Afflicted

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    Don't laugh too much, but an Ibanez lawsuit-style 6/12 doubleneck from the mid to late 1970s.

    And a Fender Twin Reverb I had at much the same time.
     
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  13. RB522

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    I'd want my Peavey T-60 back. Not expensive, not fancy, just a solid workhorse brute of a guitar. You could use it as a weapon and go back to playing the song without worrying about the tuning.
     
  14. scelestus

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    Les Paul Special. Serial number 03242553 (or maybe 03241553).
     
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  15. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Telefied Ad Free Member

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    1956 LP Jr with the pink and brown

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    The Silvertone on the right. Those Silverfoils...
    The Rocket was ok. Mustache pickups...meh.
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    The Harmony/Silvertone jump box with the Gibson P13’s , and out of phase in the middle.
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    A couple more like a National Islander, a prototype Gibson J100 from the 80’s and a beat to hell early 50’s LG2...
     
  16. darkwaters

    darkwaters Friend of Leo's

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    I'm pretty good at knowing what to let go and what to keep, but I did let my Epi Biscuit resonator go a few years back. I wasn't playing it much at the time and I was disappointed that the Fishman pickup I installed fed back horribly, but after I sold it I started kicking myself. It was a fun and very cool looking little guitar.

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  17. swervinbob

    swervinbob Friend of Leo's

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    The 2002 Les Paul Standard I sold when I decided to quit playing. And every Amerucan Tele I've got rid of looking for a different sound.

    And I guess the JCM900 half stack I had years ago.
     
  18. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    UGGHHHH!!!
    This hurts to recall, as I either had stuff stolen or had to sell (dang $$!!) over the years:

    1976 Gibson Les Paul Signature
    '90's Fender JD Telecaster
    2000's Epi Casino ( Cherry)
    '90's Epi Double Cut LP Special ( Cherry)
    1966 Ampeg Gemini ll Amp- OY!!!!!!
    1968 Deluxe Reverb- OY!!! X100!!
    1998 Jimmie Vaughan Strat ( 2-tone SB)
    ( a badass '50's R&R/blues machine)
     
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  19. JDawg0427

    JDawg0427 TDPRI Member

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    I don't usually sell anything, so I've never really regretted selling what little gear I did sell. I used to own a Jackson RRV with a bolt-on neck that was absolutely atrocious. Part of me would like to have it back just to see if I could modify it to be useful as anything other than firewood ;)
     
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  20. tery

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    Fender Champion 600 - I bought and sold TWO of them .
     
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