How much gear do you own mainly because you *just like the idea* of owning it

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  1. xgritzx

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    all of it.
     
  2. P Thought

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    Nun. My 12-string acoustic almost qualifies, though.
     
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    True ! I can't agree more... Add to this that I can (and had) built some of them... :confused:

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    It's an interesting question.

    I tend to collect a lot of gear that I really fancy owning, but then later sell to make room for more.
    Mainly guitars.

    I'm getting to an age though where I can evaluate all my guitars and amps and pedals, and admit to myself that I really don't need anything more than what I have.

    Teles?
    Yep, I got 'em.

    And one really fabulous Fender Stratocaster.

    A proper Gibson SG and a Gibson Les Paul?
    Yes.
    With P90's.

    Acoustics out the wazzoo, some elderly sentimental favorite guitars, and one really nice old (1971 vintage) Kent Les Paul copy.
    Semi-hollow jazz box, Ibanez RG, fretted bass, fretless bass, cigar box guitar, ukulele, okay, I have all the bases covered.

    But lately I have been craving a sparkly silver brand-new Gibson Firebird LE with the single mini humbucker.

    Do I need it?
    Heck no.
    I generally only carry three electrics and two acoustics to any one gig.

    But my mind tells me I have to have it.

    I'm about to turn 60 next month, and maybe it's time that I admit that I want that Firebird because I like the idea of finally owning one, not because I need it.

    :(

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    never had one, always wanted one, even still (maybe even more so) after that man in Oregon (I believe Oregon) resurrected the Norton Commando moniker. I have a thing for the P-Shooters. Stopped riding on 2006 after another bad spill on my SV650
     
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    Thank you sir, I feel the same about you folks who have made my life better for knowing you through the forum.
     
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    I'm like that with CD's, books & DVD's but NOT music gear.
    Try them out, use them or give them to some of the poorer members of this forum!!!
     
  8. blowtorch

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    I certainly will, at some point in time.
    I do wish that I had nothing better to do with all my time than try out pedals.

    Wait, on second thought, that sounds like a horrible existence...
     
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    I'm gig driven. If I need it to gig with I might buy it. I really didn't need my Telecaster. My chorus pedal broke after 29 years so I bought another one.
     
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    Two guitars, oddly enough the two Epiphones that I own. I have an Epiphone LP Jr. that I rarely play, but as a fan of 70s punk, I like having it. I have an Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor at my office that I rarely play, but I like having a guitar at my office and its a classy looking guitar.

    All the others get played or they get sold.


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    Had a good clear out a year back. Though strictly I could get by with one guitar and maybe a spare, all I now have is guitars that I use or have sentimental value. One amp, one PA set up, one drum kit. I think I did well!
     
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    When I was a kid I pined over the gear I could not afford. "Someday" finally came and in my autumn years I do not plan to want for anything. While I don't have everything, I do enjoy having what I have obtained and justify it by not owning an expensive sports car or a boat or having a mistress. Gear makes me happy.
    That being said I should maybe put a dozen or so overdrives on Reverb.
     
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    If David Gilmour can sell his gear and get by, I think I can too.
    I've gone from 15-17 guitars to 8 and that will be smaller soon.
    Same with pedals.

    Most of the guitars I owned it was because I just wanted a particular model, color or vibe. I bought a Rik 12 String because I wanted that jingle jangle. After the newness wore off and I went through my Beatles, Tom Petty 12 string infatuation, I sold it. Same with a Pro-Jet. I just had to a Fiesta Red Tele so I got one. I've really loved some of the guitars I have sold like an American Deluxe Thinline Tele, 62 Custom AVRI, 64 AV, 8502 Tele and a Les Paul R8 but I can't say I miss them. I miss looking at them.:)
    I'm having more fun with less guitars.
    Eventually I'll be down to 3 or 4 guitars and be content.
     
  14. Shango66

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    I listed a few Gtrs that haven’t seen much play recently and I only got offers from kids wanting to swap a suhr strat or low ballers. I figured I’d rather not bother dealing with idiots.
    On a side note, a friend showed me his new Mercedes Benz sports model that he rarely drives as it’s too uncomfortable. I realised that even though I may have excess musical equipment, I do use it, it has all made me money from gigging and financial cost/loss is minimal compared to other “Bloke” hobbies.
     
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    I’ve been jonesing for this exact same guitar but I already own a reverse and non reverse Firebird so I definitely don’t need it. Then again it would complete my Firebird family.
     
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    My wife can't understand this simple concept. (maybe you could call her) That said I have 1966 Bandmaster head and 2x12 cabinet in basement that haven't been used in quite some time.
     
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    Probably about 75% of it- and I really should thin it out. The other 25% is really all I need to keep me satisfied in tone and playability.
     
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    I'm a shoe junky, as much as a gear junky! I have or used to have an affinity for Hoka One One shoes, till they sold out to another company. They have never been the same since, but I still find NOS on ebay every once in a while. Gear on the other hand, I feel like Blowtorch, kind of embarrassed! My playing days changed drastically after my motorcycle wreck, but still a gear hound???
     
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