Who Bought Something Because of The Quarantine? If So, What?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by guitarist232345, Mar 22, 2020.

Did the quarantine make you buy something you wouldn't have bought otherwise?

  1. Yes

    133 vote(s)
    44.2%
  2. No

    122 vote(s)
    40.5%
  3. I have my eye on something that I want even more due to quarantine

    46 vote(s)
    15.3%
  1. BSG1

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    Quarantine Update: OMG...we're still in lock down up here in the Pacific Northwest. Our good governor thinks we should stay locked up 'til the end of May for our own good of course. Honestly though, I personally care more about the quality of life than the quantity and I don't like this all that much. My old man is 97 and I have no desire to fill his shoes on that account.

    But, what the hell...I guess I will go mow the lawn, oh crap it's raining. Well, I could tear apart a working amp and put it back together and spend another month trying to figure out why it doesn't work now.
    Cheers friends!!!
    Rich
     
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    Yup, she's a purdy one. Are these still made in the Samick factory in Korea?

    I have an older late '80's Epi ES335 from that factory and the craftsmanship is beyond reproach. So, good that I would not trade my brother-in-law for his Gibson ES335 mines better made. I did replace all the hardware and electronics for US made parts, but the luthier's work is fantastic no need to mess with that at all.
     
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    BSG1- no they aren't. They are now made in China. I have to say that the quality of this guitar is great. It sounds really good so I have no plans on changing anything in the near future. I'm just playing it and after I can use it at a band practice I will decide if anything needs to be changed. This could take a long time, LOL.

    Jim
     
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    Pickingthru Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    At this point, the list is too long.
     
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    Yes. A basic Remington, pump , 12 ga. shotgun.
     
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    Yup, if it feels good to you and it sounds good to you...you will play it for a long time.
     
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    drmmrr55 Tele-Holic

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    I got a 2019 Les Paul Jr. tribute DC in ebony. It was definitely an impulse buy because of the lockdown, but GC dangled a carrot that was hard to resist, because of the opportunity to buy an American made Gibson for $549.99. It turns out I love this little guitar, the single bridge P-90 can put out an awesome variety of tones, it's very versatile!
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    I bought a tactical whip. You know, to maintain social distancing. ;)
     
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    I also bought a used yellow Epiphone double cutaway LP. Also - finally - "pulled the trigger" (hate that expression actually) and ordered a nicotine yellow Coodercaster with Duesenberg bender. Patrick says it could take as long as 5 months to arrive, but he already has the neck I want. Hoping he says that long and pleasantly surprises me with an earlier delivery.
     
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  13. olaftheholy

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    1. custom made mouth protector
    2. a frankentele named "Dolly" that is now my project frankenesquire with the help of all my famous international tele addict musician friends. (posting a progress thread today hopefully or at least soon)
    3. t.c. electronic bk butler tubedriver clone (tube pilot)

    n.b. the photo of "Dolly" as an Esquire leaning up against a tree is Photoshop as it is my vision of her very near future.
    sourcing bits and bobs like a 3ply black pickguard and knurled dome knobs.
    she's a nobudget project.
    her price as a fully assembled guitar out of spare parts (bare swampash purple stained body shot with black nitro, musikraft rosewood slabboard neck, sperzel locking tuners, squire pickups) was no less then €185,-
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    Additional home gym equipment. I got a late start on it and it is in short supply.
     
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    Did that tele body turn out to be decent or garbage?
     
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    I did. I ain't sorry.
     

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    3A01274A-DB34-49E8-A47F-0F5ECCBB19C3.jpeg I got this and I’m very very happy with it! Wife isn’t....
     
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    Play her a love song on it... that'll bring her around! :)

    My wife was fine with my buying my Tele... she got a little freaked out when I told her I'm immediately going to take a router and a Dremel to it to shoehorn a pair of humbuckers into it. "You always do that! You buy something nice and immediately take it into your shop and start hacking in it".

    She's not wrong, you know... :)
     
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    I’m very lucky in that I’m able to work from home through all this and my job is secure, so I have no problem with buying things during lockdown. And since my area (and workplace) is locked down until at least early June, apart from music I’ve also been getting back into pastimes that I had set aside a while back, like shooting.

    Since lockdown I’ve bought:

    - Free the Tone Tri Avatar chorus
    - Teisco Overdrive
    - Sig Sauer P220 .45ACP
    - S&W M&P 22 Compact .22LR
    - Ruger New Vaquero 5 1/2” stainless .45LC
    - Shooting stuff like grips, etc.
    - Video games (wife wanted to play Animal Crossing)

    The guns are done. Only thing I might add is a decent target rifle, but I’ve got no GAS for more. Same for instruments. I bought a new Tele and a Tonemaster Twin back in January, plus a Korg Wavestate synth, so that’s more than enough to do what I need to. Pedals are another thing though. I have more on my list, so shops will be supported for a little while longer.

    Other than that, I don’t see buying too much more of anything other than maybe expendables like film developing supplies, ammo, strings, picks, etc.

    Here’s pics of everything but the Ruger since I’m waiting for some grips for it. Photos are good practice as well, so I take them.

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