NPD! Will it ever stop?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by cntry666, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. cntry666

    cntry666 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 16, 2010
    decatur, ga
    I cannot stop buying pedals and making new boards. I saw this Animals Pedal and I had to have it based on looks alone. Luckily it’s a British style distortion which is my sound. I had to build a board immediately so I bought a loop switcher and there you have it. These Animals Pedals are really cool, found them on Reverb. I got mine used but new they are around $100. Check them out.

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  2. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    May 12, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I’ll let you know if and whennit ever stops for me....
  3. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Oct 21, 2014
    The nice thing is...when you come to your senses (if that ever happens) or fall on hard times, you can sell them and get most of your money back. Rich people buy houses, cars and boats. Working class folks buy guitars, amps and pedals.

    However much you spend, they're still cheaper than the average girlfriend these days. I met a gal in 2010, fell head over, quickly got engaged and spent the next 3 years trying to keep up with her financially (Buck Owen's "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail" belongs here). I'm a pretty generous guy, but when we were together she ALWAYS wanted to go out to eat, wanted to go to Disney a couple times a year, wanted to eat at the most expensive steakhouse in Tampa Bay 4 times a year and when I backed off as money got tight and CC bills got high, complained "We never do anything." The time she called me cheap the day after I ordered her a $600 pair of cowgirl boots for a surprise Christmas present should have been the last straw (and reason to cancel the order), but, fool that I am, I hung in another year or so.

    So here's the good part: We broke up 5 years ago and since then, I've bought and sold lots of stuff. As to what I still have: a custom-built tele from a local luthier, 2 custom built tweed amp clones (5F1 champ and 5F11 Vibrolux), 2 parts caster builds with boutique pickups and two of my favorite necks ever (TRO-FAT and 50s Baja), a Gibson acoustic and a pedalboard with about $700 worth of pedals. I also have money in the bank and $0 credit card balances. Needless to say, I don't date much anymore.

    I've had to sell a couple of my more valuable pedals off to help pay for school and may be selling some other parts off too before I'm through. This too shall pass. I'm in school for X-ray tech. Been doing program starts in January.
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  4. Peregrino69

    Peregrino69 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 12, 2016
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  5. Deeve

    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Dec 7, 2009
    Check the "generous returns" policy. . .
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