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Help!!!, I'm on a Strat kick and can't stop myself.

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by LOSTVENTURE, Jun 16, 2016.

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  1. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Strat-O-Master

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    Oddly enough, it all started with a MIM, two-toned burst. Very 54ish. Then I went for the real deal, a 54AVRI, one of those 1954 produced. Then I got thinking that I'd never had a Strat with a rosewood board. Not in 50 plus years of playing.
    Well, GC had a deal on a vintage white one with a rosewood board, so that problem was solved.
    Except once I got the feel for the MIA, I had to have a maple board version to keep it's sister company.
    And then, just yesterday I found an AVRI 65, the one in Burgandy Mist, that was just to hard to pass up.
    So now I have five incredible players, and I'm wondering what will pop up next.
    I know it's called GAS but the non-prescription medications don't seem to help.
    How do you stop this craziness.
    By the way, the same thing happened a year ago with P90 loaded Les Pauls.
    Maybe I should start looking for bulk string sales. ?????
     
  2. nicholas

    nicholas Strat-Talker

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    Be happy you have money for 'em. :thumb: Part of the fun IMO.
     
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    Davey77 Strat-O-Master

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    Sounds great! there are certainly worse things you could be up to :D

    Yes, bulk strings! 10 packs are pretty reasonable for D'Addario and the like. Between Strats, LP types and acustics I must have 30 sets in stock, not nearly enough.

    Oops forgot about the basses. Don't miss out on collecting those too :)
     
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  4. 357mag

    357mag Senior Stratmaster

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    Be careful with your guitar buying habits. I can tell you from first hand experience that you can end up in big credit card debt really easy.

    But it's much better and safer than drugs or booze.
     
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    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster

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    Lostventure, The Strat Ultra has an Ebony fret board...keep that in mind.

    PS: It doesn't stop, to many combinations. I have 43 or 44 or 45 not sure. 12 or 13 are strats, but I don't have a CAR with a maple board...guess what on the list.
    The bright side is you can make some great deals on bulk packaged strings.
     
  6. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

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    They always seemed to work for me.

    Hey, a good Fender is an investment, you can always sell and make some $$ back.

    ummm, please post some pics here???
     
  7. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Just stop buying, it's easy. :whistling:
     
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    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If you're looking for intervention you are most assuredly in the wrong place. We are major league enablers here :cool:
     
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    gibsonsmu Senior Stratmaster

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    Exactly - like saying "hey mr. drug dealer, what's the best way to stop" - now post some pics!
     
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    I agree with the advice "Just stop buying", Lonn but I'm not convinced "it's easy" is true for everyone. Too often, people have posted on here for advice about buying way too much stuff, then rejected any advice about stopping with a lot of self-justification. Essentially, refusing to stop buying when the burden of debt is unsustainable is a form of addiction, and some form of intervention could help to fend off a lot of misery.

    To me, debt is a disease, and it's not always easy to cure.

    Good luck to, and happy hunting to, anyone who enjoys collecting guitars within their means. For those of us on finite budgets, maybe the motto should be: "Learn from Lonn and sell 'em on." If the factory could bear to kick them out of the door, so can you. Just keep the ones that seem 'special'. :thumb:
     
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    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

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    Okay, Les Pauls and Strats. How pedestrian is that? You're going to want to explore the world of offset guitars. Maybe a Jaguar and a Jazzmaster or two.

    Wait, you haven't mentioned any acoustic guitars. There must be at least 8 you positively need to buy. Be sure to get a 12 string, too. And what about a couple of travel sized guitars? Then you're going to need a beater or two. Oh, and you'll probably need at least one nylon string guitar.

    Of course, you'll want to branch out a little more. Perhaps a mandolin? And don't forget, you'll need a ukulele. And, whoah, what about a lap steel?
     
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    I already have 3, Strat, LP and SG. All I want now is a Tele, mine got stolen, and a semi hollow. Then I'm done. Hopefully Tele sometime this summer or fall. The semi hollow is no big rush
     
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    artgtr Artgtr Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I know it well - have most every guitar I have ever wanted around 30 of them. Let's not forget the amps - marshals, orange, Mesa, fender black face like 15 of those.
    Also lets not forget boutique hand wired pedals. 3 full pedal train boards. I usually buy 10 packs of strings in lots of 3. I know I have to stop. My son gets angry & tells me, if something happens to you, they will just call the music store & sell everything in one huge lot for pennies on the dollar. I say, I'll be gone, & I will enjoy them now. I'm 60, retired, own my house.
    Why not!
     
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    You cant argue with that logic
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    DIYrocker Senior Stratmaster

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    Start building 'em. It'll keep you occupied, it's fun, and they'll come at a slower rate :thumb:
     
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    guitarman1984 Senior Stratmaster

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    You clearly need a vintage one!
    That will cure your problem...or maybe not :D
     
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    If you need help choosing the next one, you come to the right place.
    But for that you need first spend some time playing them, and tell us about it.
     
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    Resistance is futile.
     
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    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    We're like gear hounds on the scent-most of us?

    Now, let's all practice, ready? Begin!

    The silence is deafening...crickets.
     
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