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Gear you almost sold but are happy that you didnt

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Tele-friend, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Tele-friend

    Tele-friend Tele-Meister

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    I almost sold my 335 style guitar last year because I wasn't playing her as much as she deserved.
    Was selling her for a couple of days when a guy from town where I live called me. He said to meet him later that evening in place where they jam with band.
    When evening came it started to rain so heavily, there were also thunderstorms, that we decided to meet the next day.
    I played this guitar that night and decided that I can't sell her. It just plays sooo good.
    Must have been some higher forces sending that thunderstorm and telling me that this guitar is a keeper.
     
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  2. naveed211

    naveed211 Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve sold it all multiple times to try something else. It’s just gear.

    But I am trying to just be content with what I have after all these years of gear swapping. So I guess my current rig I’ve only had for a couple months, with my past habits I’m happy I haven’t sold that yet.
     
  3. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    No close calls, but plenty of regret for pulling the trigger on certain trades. My old/former SG tops that list. I miss that one the most.
     
  4. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    Not really, hanging onto what I have! ( except for a few pedals)

    I'm on the other side- cool stuff I had to sell ( needed $$) that I definitely regretted selling, that wish I could have held onto:

    - '68 Deluxe Reverb
    - Fender JD Telecaster
    - Agile '56-style Goldtop LP clone, with Lollar P-90's
    - Cherry Epi Casino
    - '66 Ampeg Gemini ll amp
     
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  5. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    Although I sometimes lament selling gear, on the whole I don’t really regret anything and I’ve sold a lot. As for things I’m glad I’ve kept, three things come to mind: my SE 12” PRRI, my DLS and 5F6 pedals.
    As much as I love my Tone King Gremlin, I still prefer the Princeton. The DLS gives me all the Marshall tones I sometime want and 5F6 is tweed in-a-box.
     
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  6. Alex_C

    Alex_C Tele-Meister

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    I have few things on CL that I'm not sure how I feel about selling. One is a Carvin Bolt with a Super-Vee locking tremolo. The guitar plays and sounds really good. I just don't like the double-locking thing anymore. It stays in tune, but when a string breaks, I'm reminded of the nuisance of pulling out wrenches to change a string. First world problem...
    I also have a great 7 string that is up for sale. I just don't play it because it is a longer scale. I actually prefer the longer scale but it makes all of my other guitars feel cramped. If I don't play the longer scale, I forget how roomy it is. Another first world problem.
     
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  7. Call Me Al

    Call Me Al Tele-Meister

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    When the pandemic hit, I considered selling a few things. I had this defeated, “it’s all over” feeling. Never actually made a listing, but considering my favorite bass and acoustic were on the block I’m glad I didn’t.

    I did trade a PJ for a JJ bass that I’m regretting. Dang those pandemic-induced lapses in judgement!
     
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  8. twangking

    twangking Tele-Afflicted

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    Any boutique guitar or amp. I watch my friends buy them, wonder why they don't sound as good as my vintage guitars and lose half their money while selling.

    I'm glad I didn't sell my 70s Les Paul. A really fun guitar.
     
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  9. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Haven't sold anything for over a year, maybe 2 now. Very, very happy with my lot.
     
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  10. Toadtele

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    Was going to trade a Charvel to a friend because I never played it. He took it home to check it out. My wife realized it was gone and freaked out. I didn’t know she was attached to it. So I got it back. I play it quite often now.
     
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  11. stxrus

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    Wrong thread
     
  12. Cheecharron

    Cheecharron TDPRI Member

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    One of the first pedals I got after taking up guitar in high school was a Dunlop Rotovibe JH-4S. My dad gave it to me as a present around 1996 or 1997. About 10 years ago, I was in grad school, had a new baby son, and was tight on money after buying our first house. I listed the Rotovibe on Craigslist for $75. Some guy called me up and tried to argue that the pedal was dusty and would need to be thoroughly cleaned; thus, I should be happy to lower my price for him. I didn’t relent, and he got pushier and pushier. I hung up on him and never looked back. Glad I still got it on my board!
     
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  13. Festofish

    Festofish Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I’ve been back and forth with my Tacoma Acoustic. I’ve been dragging it around for those sparse times I play it. It’s just a beautiful looking and sounding guitar. It has the obligatory finish bubbles and cracks from that period of Tacoma history.
     
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  14. Obsessed

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    I've come very close to selling my strat over the years, but even though I rarely play it, everytime I pick it up, I'll play it for hours.

    The other item is my Catalinbread Belle Epoch. Even though I took pics and packaged it up to sell on fleaBay, I love the delay and the pre-amp of this pedal so much, I'm just hopeful someday that I will put it to good use. I feel guilty because it is one of those special pedals that should be played like a fine acoustic guitar or it will go to waste.
     
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