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What Is The Best $100 You Ever Spent

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by unixfish, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. Guitarteach

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    A bar in Houston kept serving me Johnnie Walker Blue at the price of Black... worth every cent and the hangover. :)

    Gear wise..

    1963 Epiphone Casino... £60.. so less than $100

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    It’s very worn now, but plays like butter and is total tone monster for anything. Very good, bright P90s

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    Picked up a Peavey KB60 keyboard amp about 8 years ago for $75 off CL. Speaker had been replaced with a Carvin. It's ended up serving as vocal PA, bass amp, keyboard amp, e-drum amp, and acoustic guitar amp since I got it. Best $75 I ever spent.
     
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    Middleman Friend of Leo's

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    Any nice meal at a good restaurant with my wife and two boys that keeps the bill under $100 with tip....is the best $100 I've spent.
     
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    Yamaha THR10... Got it in 2012, play it EVERY DAY since then
     
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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    just one fine dog. Miss him.

    Extricating myself from first wife was way more expensive, but worth every penny.

    as far as gear goes, I paid $100 this '85 SG in 1991 or so:
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  6. Manual Slim

    Manual Slim Friend of Leo's

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    The first thing that came to mind was a plane ticket I bought so I could spend some time with my mother in her final days. I would have walked but it was nice to have the money to spend.
     
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  7. gregulator450

    gregulator450 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have 2 $40 purchases that have turned out fantastic. I picked up a Vox Pathfinder 15R for $40 a little over a year ago. I was intending to flip it, but it sounds so good I decided to keep it.

    I also got a little Rogue mandolin for $40 last year. With a setup and some new strings it plays pretty well and sounds decent. It got me a gig with a super talented acoustic group that has turned out to be one of the best bands I have ever played in. $40 well spent.
     
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    On a soiled dove ;)
     
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    In 1999 I was in San Francisco and bought a pair if Frye engineer boots fo $99.99, still like new today despite much wear.
     
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    Ampeg J-20 Jet Amp, 20 watt tube combo at an after fire sale.
     
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    Off Craig's List, I got a Senheiser e609 and a e845 for $50 each.
    Smokin deal. Use them a lot!
     
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    A '56 tweed Twin that was in several pieces at a local Mom and Pop. I bought it and repaired the incorrect installation of a single filter cap. It worked just fine. 50 bucks.
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    well ahhh, last month shrugs
    I spend $125.00 on my shrink and $4.74 on meds that was money well spent
     
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    15 € for a 1978 Ibanez Musician
     
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    Beats me. I wish my memory was that good.
     
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    The gear scores of my life were a Ric 3001 bass for $350 and a Gretsch Custom USA drum kit with cymbals and hardware for $400. More than $100 but both screaming deals.
    This goes both ways though. My uncle over the years “ upgraded” his gear the highlight being trading a 56 strat for a 70 Les Paul deluxe. He felt great about it in 1972 when he made the deal, he doesn’t feel so great about it now.
     
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    Her name was Lola
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    This is just my latest, and inspired by the hundred dollar mention. I had been using bass simulations from a multi effects and octave box to do my busking and home recording tasks, But ultimately wanting a bass and had been shopping around for cheapies and almost pulled the trigger a couple times in the $300 + - range. This stuff happens all the time to me I thought to myself I bet if I wait another week or two maybe a month on the outside I’ll find one for 100 bucks and within about three or four days of that thought I just happened to pop into a Sam Ash and This had come in that day. So 100+ Tax. I’m so happy with it my recording sounds so much better and I’m actually practicing, and checking on bass player sites. I actually have to work to try and nail those Rocco Prestia 16th note Parts that came much easier on a guitar with a pic and octave down. Not that I’ve nailed the bass yet but I want to get a keyboard too now. When my girl wanted old-school white Adidas with the three black stripes I found them the very next day brand new with tags , at the Goodwill for $10-70 and $80 at the shoe stores. And way way back when I was a teenager my father bought a ‘65 country Squire station wagon all filled with sand in the back for $50 . We never knew why The sand was there but we had to keep the windows shut until we emptied it out for fear that the neighborhood cats would claim it. He drove the hell out of it then sold it to me for 50 bucks and I drove the hell out of it and finally sold it to the junkyard for 100 bucks. I thought the story would end there but years later I was getting tickets from it all across the states out from California where we were, to Florida and up because the junkyard turned around and sold it. Fast forward to about when I was around 30 years old and went to Cabo Wabo to play, During a huge summer Anthrax on the beach, Bang tango and all those bands of the day extravaganza. I don’t know if it was timing or just that we were all nice outgoing goofy dummies but we hit it off with the girl who was in charge down there and she asked us if we wanted to use the Either company car or her car I don’t really know what it was but she threw me the keys to you guessed it a dead ringer for my ‘65 country Squire! For the favor I went and got it a new air Filter, it was unbelievable I mean I cannot tell you how filthy, like a brick of sand and oil sludge, I have no idea how the car was running. I think I changed the oil also and did what rudimentary things I could. It would’ve been so funny if there was a dent on the dashboard or something that I could’ve tied them together with as I could not remember my license. We did get a great photo of me flying through A intersection with my long hair in the wind thumbing-my nose looking backwards at my band member with the camera as he shot the picture with the alto sign clearly in back/Front of my head as I ran the sign. What’s the saying priceless or classic?
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    As far as something non gear related I bought a decent weight bench the other week for a little under 100 dollars

    It’s got preacher curl, leg extension and leg curl capabilities and the bench incline/declines

    I figured I’d spend 50-60 on a regular Flat bench that doesn’t incline/decline, then I saw this one for a little under 100 and I was sold

    For the money and the use it’s gonna get I figured it was a pretty good deal

    Now I need to find myself a squat rack, maybe I can find a decent one for 100 or under and have another 100 well spent
     
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