Anybody else save stuff you probably will never use?

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  1. DJGranite

    DJGranite Strat-O-Master

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    I feel the collective pain. :(
    The contents of 1 rubbermaid tub... there's more.
    I really need to have a yardsale or something in the spring I guess.
    20200418_142036.jpg 20200418_142048.jpg the cardboard boxes are stuffed with pots, switches, bridges, tuners, more pickups etc.
     
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  2. rockon1

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    50+ stomp boxes...I only use 3 or 4....:eek:
     
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    I hung onto things I wasn’t using for many years. About 3 years ago I started clearing house on all of those music related items.

    Pretty much anything that is not going to get used these days is sold now. I’m trying to become clutter free.
     
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    I'm guilty

    and I buy stuff because I can't find the stuff I bought before...more than once.
     
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    Yes moving is a sure fire way to thin the unneeded items from your life.
     
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  6. White Dog

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    I save everything INCLUDING original manufacture boxes that stuff comes in. Yes; I know I have a problem.
     
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    I am seeing a Kiesel Humbucker in that pile, I paid $50 for one of those earlier this year. If you really think you will never use this stuff again sell it.
     
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    OH yes, but it has saved my butt a few times too.
     
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    I certainly have my share of CTS pots, switches, toggles, screws, tuners, assorted pick up sets with different color pick guards, knobs and pick up covers. I enjoy tinkering around with different builds and chasing certain tones with different wiring mods and of course they need to look good as well haha. Over the last 2 years I have acquired 8 Strats, 2 Teles and enough hardware to build at least 5 or 6 more guitars. I feel I am close to having enough where I can stop buying and just enjoy my time tweaking what I already have. I actually sold a Strat a few weeks ago, that was the first sale after all this purchasing.
     
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    Yeah I mentioned that in the post -(Carvin slipped in there,oops) and put it in the "decent" pile, lol.
     
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    Its not just old stuff. I have a parts bin I keep stocked with new switches / pots / caps / knobs / wire etc. for the inevitable experiment or idea. It sets next my drawer of strings in various sizes and types.

    I am sure sure it comes from when I was a kid and living from 1 pack of strings to the next and having to wait to get to the store to fix or change something.
     
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    I don't have too much in the way of guitar parts. What I do have is going to be sold in the classifieds soon anyway.
     
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    Yes, that looks about right...
     
  14. Miotch

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    Oh hell yes. Recently built a new shed and got rid of tons of crap I can't believe I saved. If I built a new attic, I could have a garage sale and feed a small country for a week.

    But one of the positives, is I was going through boxes of old guitar parts a couple of years ago and realized I had everything I needed for a U.S. partscaster except a neck. So I found a brand new AllParts tinted nitro maple neck on da 'bay for $57 (still can't believe my luck). And I now have an excellent guitar where I can pretend I only spent $57 building. Reality is that I spent money at some point in time for every part on there. The Warmoth body had been through a few incarnations in its life, but had just been sitting stripped in a box for a few years when I had my epiphany.

    Still going through boxes of my dad's stuff 20 years later. I fear my kids will have the same problem, though, as my wife is a bigger hoarder than even I. I can occasionally manage a partial purge. She cannot.
     
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    I shifted the last 23 years later, after Mum had checked out, so that I could sell the house.
     
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    Piles of stuff I probably won’t use but I don’t know that for sure. Also guilty of having guitars I don’t play.
     
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    I once threw out a small auto part I had been holding on to for years. The next week I needed it. Never throw anything out.
     
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    Every man over 20 (including me) needs this Mary Oliver poem printed and framed somewhere prominent, to be contemplated daily...


    Storage

    When I moved from one house to another

    there were many things I had no room for.

    What does one do? I rented a storage

    space. And filled it. Years passed.

    Occasionally I went there and looked in,

    but nothing happened, not a single

    twinge of the heart.

    As I grew older the things I cared

    about grew fewer, but were more

    important. So one day I undid the lock

    and called the trash man. He took

    everything.

    I felt like the little donkey when

    his burden is finally lifted. Things!

    Burn them, burn them! Make a beautiful

    fire! More room in your heart for love,

    for the trees! For the birds who own

    nothing– the reason they can fly.