The strong feeling to sell my amp has passed

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by NewKid, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. NewKid

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    I put my loudest amp on sale at Reverb.com last week because I felt like I didn’t need three amps for how I currently play.

    This morning I felt like I would get an offer soon and that I would regret selling it.

    So I ended the listing and felt like I escaped making a big mistake.

    I need to stop overthinking my gear collection. How about you?
     
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  2. Deeve

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    sounds like you pulled out in time

    that doesn't always work, so consider yourself lucky

    Peace - Deeve
     
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  3. fasteddie42

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    What amp?
     
  4. getbent

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    You are doing it all wrong! You need to go ahead and sell the amp for, say, half its value to someone who complains and posts negative crap about you... then, in 6 months, you jones for it, buy one in worse condition than yours, pay twice as much for it, have a seller who is slow to ship and it is MUCH worse when you get it... then you fix it up and realize... 'yeah, it just isn't the sound'

    rinse. repeat. post about it.

    that is how this ALL works.
     
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    Same question.

    What amp?

    :lol:
     
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  6. DrASATele

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    I still have my Hot Rod DeVille from the late 90's. That thing will tear your head off. I might never use it like I did again, but I will never sell that amp. We've been to hell and back, It weighs a 1/2 ton but I loved rocking the clubs with it. That said I got a 90's Blues Jr for the garage band and that works quite well. I miss the overdrive that came with the DeVille but I can 1/2 arse most of those sounds with Jr.
    So what big amp? Marshall?
    Please don't say a Bassman, I still want a Bassman even though the DeVille put my back through hell.
     
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  7. ce24

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    I will not go there!:oops:
     
  8. NewKid

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    Henriksen JazzAmp Ten

    Not a big amp for you rock stars but more than this home player needs.
     
  9. brokenbones

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    Any gear that that's going up in value, regardless how often it gets used, it stays. If the value is moving sideways or down and i don't foresee using it in 1-3-5 years, punt it.
     
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    I don't give it much thought. Some I buy just to flip provided I think I can make a dime on the deal. Other things I could make a killing on but would never sell it. Then there's stuff I'll give away. Kinda like this is my main gear and this is stuff I'm fooling around with at the moment.
     
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  11. jrblue

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    I don't look at holding on to stuff as a victory. I don't surround myself with stuff I don't use. I almost never buy stuff that loses value (I almost always turn a tidy profit on things I sell) so selling, for me, is not some kind of losing experience. I typically sell a big item or two every year, and generally use the funds when some amazing deal comes up over the long term. I don't keep instruments or amps around simply because I used them a lot at some other point in my life. Consequently, I have fewer but way better instruments and amps, and that's an outcome I really like. I'm really not into souvenirs or warehousing stuff just because I can.
     
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