Well, is it true that most of us have 10 grand or more invested in gear?

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  1. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    LOL!
    Sure seems like it, considering I'll stop by for a pack of strings and leave with a receipt for $200 worth of stuff.
     
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    Bladesg Funk Meister Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Not hard to get to $10K especially in AUD unfortunately
     
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    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    I just halved $AUD value. It doesn't make it any less comfortable. Worse if anything.
     
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    Yeah, easily. And I’ve given close to that in equipment to my church, not counting free labor on installs.
     
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  5. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Im in the 4-5k range I think.
     
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    Jesse414 Senior Stratmaster

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    If I multiply by 2 or 3 then I'm a little over 10g. My car was 650 dollars. I don't drive but it runs good and my sister likes driving it Girlfriend 0 dollars I don't have one.
     
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    mapleglo Senior Stratmaster

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    I have about half of my gear insured, and the policy is for 25 grand. The rest doesn't really ever leave the house.
     
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    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Girlfriends can get expensive, especially if you marry them. My grandfather always said that getting married was like giving up half your groceries just to get the other half cooked:p@Jesse414
     
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    Double post
     
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    Kayden33 Strat-O-Master

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    I actually had to do an inventory for insurance and whatever when I bought my house just a little over a year ago. Total of guitars, amps and pedals came to around $26,000. Some items were used when I bought them and the price reflects the used items. If not used it would be a little more. This does not reflect the guitars, pedals and amps I’ve bought and sold. Only reflects what I have currently. With what I have sold on top of this is mentally stupid.

    My fiancé looked at me like she wanted to strangle me lol. I must say I was embarrassed a little in some strange way and kind of felt bad you could say. Like what all could I have done for us as a couple and have invested this money in? I could have paid off a car, nice house down payment, more woodworking tools and more. I still don’t like thinking about it lol. Again in some strange way it makes me feel sad, embarrassed and disgusted. I guess it’s like buyers remorse which really sucks.
     
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    At least.
     
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    Can you repeat the question? .....I decline to answer on the the grounds that it may incriminate me. :whistling::rolleyes::D
     
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    longboard blues Strat-O-Master

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    Pssst.. one of the reasons i quit the smokes was to be able to spend more on stuff I love... :D
     
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    Haven’t had one in four days.
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    No, not even close...

    I have around $6000 in gear, spent over several years. That was rather more than I expected though, now that I summed it up.

    That includes two stage worth amps, two practice amps, one acoustic guitar, six electrics, one bass and a few pedals. Almost all of it was bought used except two guitars, one pedal and the two practice amps.

    It's way more than I think I should have, maybe it's time to sell some stuff, certainly not buy any more.
     
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    Little above 10k
     
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  18. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Probably around £4k sterling in music gear - but watches, that's another matter. ;)
     
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    longboard blues Strat-O-Master

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    that's excellent. Stay strong.

    When i gave up, the worst bit was the fear of giving up. I'd convinced myself it was hard. In the end, when i actually quit, i got into a mindset where it said to myself that every time i had a craving that it was a good thing, as that craving meant i hadn't had a cigarette. And then i found out that the physical withdrawal from nicotine was about 4 days long, so any cravings thereafter were in the mind, and i'm in control of that (more or less....:D ). 2 weeks later, done completely.

    About a yer back, i had a glass of wine too many, and smoked a cigarette - well, a drag on one - at a party. It was, you'll be unsurprised to hear, the most revolting thing ever - i felt toxic inside instantly.


    Stay positive, breathe deeply, remember you're in charge, and the cravings will pass.
     
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  20. Stonetone

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    No where near 10K, But then again Im Just a Beginner, But I dont see Nothing wrong with Spending $10K and Over I mean if its your Passion and you Like it and can afford then By all means go ahead and splurge, whats Important is that You Enjoy :thumb:
     
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