Anti-GAS logical discussion thread. So when you gas next time, you make better choices.

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Davono, Jan 13, 2022.

  1. RPKennedy

    RPKennedy Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member

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    Not a guitar ...

    I'm seriously thinking about replacing my Victoria Ivy League with a quality 5E3.

    Suggestions welcome.
     
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  2. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    Up next is probably a CS Tele then for my 50th likely a PRS Private Stock build. Somewhere in between those two will probably be an OM size Martin, Santa Cruz or Huss & Dalton. Then when I turn 55 and my son is done with college I’ll begin the quest for The Olson!

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  3. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    Paging @Nate D for who built his. I have the Fender 57 Custom Deluxe and love it.
     
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  4. Elvie

    Elvie Strat-O-Master

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    I haven't bought a guitar for 3 or 4 years but I have an important gig in August. The Hungry Ghost Festival is the Chinese equivalent of Mardi gras but it probably involves even more amplification, alcohol regrettable behaviour and general mayhem. Our band is backing the singer with the midnight to 1.30am slot.

    I've decided to buy a Telecaster just for the festival. The sensible thing would be to buy a Squier and have it aerosol painted metal flake blue but my favourite at the moment is the J Mascis Bottle Rocket Blue model.

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  5. Leofender

    Leofender Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    There's a pill for that. Degas I think...! :p
     
  6. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    Clark Amplification. Great amp. Just amazing.
     
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  7. Higgins1980

    Higgins1980 Senior Stratmaster

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    What do you think of the Newporter? I’ve looked at those but haven’t had a chance to actually play one.
     
  8. Higgins1980

    Higgins1980 Senior Stratmaster

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  9. Davono

    Davono Strat-Talker

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    That is nice. Dont have a Tele any more, having sold 2. Thinking my next logical buy is a Tele.
     
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  10. Davono

    Davono Strat-Talker

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    I like the sound and feel. I really like the paint, it's a little boomy with the freshman but at €315, or 250 with the sales tax/vat knocked off, you can't go wrong. The mahogany neck will need a few truss adjustments as it weathers in and adjusts to the tension. But that is normal. All in all, I rate it excellent quality at that price.
     
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  11. Davono

    Davono Strat-Talker

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    Pm me if you want a little video review.
     
  12. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    The logical next step for me would be to add an electric bass guitar, or a resonator. I’ve been wanting a metal-bodied resonator for years now. :thumb:
     
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  13. Davono

    Davono Strat-Talker

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    Fender Jazz. Can't go wrong with a fender Jazz.
     
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  14. ibdrkn1

    ibdrkn1 Senior Stratmaster

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    I haven't bought one this entire year yet. Let's not talk about last year.
     
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  15. ibdrkn1

    ibdrkn1 Senior Stratmaster

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    That's crazy talk. Who got to you????

    One of my best friends bought his PRS Custom 24 back in the late 90's. He's played 99% of all the notes he's ever played on it.

    I don't understand. I envy it, but I don't get it.

    Of course his passion is music and the guitar is what he uses. My passion is guitars and music is what you do with them.
     
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  16. Davono

    Davono Strat-Talker

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    Same. Bought and sold 13 low to mid level guitars. It was emotional.
     
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  17. ibdrkn1

    ibdrkn1 Senior Stratmaster

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    The last decade has seen the most flow through but I've averaged 10-12 per year for the last 30-ish years.

    Some were high end, some were low end but most mid level. See something"neat" at a decent price, buy it, goof around and sell/trade.

    By doing this over a long time my collection is

    A. Too large to be justified

    But also

    B. Stocked with some really great stuff at not much money out of pocket.

    At this point there's not much I like that I haven't already had. There are variations of things I'd want but I think I'll have make them myself and at this point that might be the next logical step.
     
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  18. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    I browse gear as a habit, but I want nothing. In fact, I’m embarrassed at the idea of getting another guitar and I recoil at the idea of having to buy another stand or rearrange the music room again to accommodate another luxury.

    I’ve accidentally put a guitar collection together. And more recently I’ve accidentally put a basic studio together. Now it’s time to get to work and show something for it.

    Maybe when I finish and mix my first song or few songs, I’ll reward myself by selling or giving away a few of my lesser guitars and get that Gibson Hummingbird. Maybe.
     
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  19. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    My build of my future music room has really helped my GAS problem. I only bought 1 guitar last year.


    And 1 keyboard.


    And 1 amp.


    and built 1 guitar. :eek:
     
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  20. dirocyn

    dirocyn Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'm pretty happy with my collection these days--and I'd have to send one on to make room for another. I'd be hard pressed to pick one to send away, the ones I rarely play have sentimental value.

    I'd really like to spend some time playing something with a 7.25 radius. I don't think I've ever had one in my hands.