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

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  1. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Senior Stratmaster

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    Thats really good. Get some tic tacs and toothpicks they give your mouth and hands something repetitive to do. You can do it I know you can:)
     
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    Jesse414 Senior Stratmaster

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    Please don't feel bad you bought stuff that made you happy and playing guitar is like alot of other hobbys it costs money every year you do it. And your playing can bring joy to other people too. Some people might spend 5 grand a year downhill skiing and in 5 years thats 25 grand and there skis are worth maybe 500 bucks by then. Hope this helps you feel better.:)
     
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    Probably the same for me.
     
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    RaySachs Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I have four guitars, an amp, and a few pedals. I come in over $5,000 but well under $10,000. Probably around 7-ish. My guitars are about $5500 total, amp around $500, pedals and other miscellaneous stuff somewhere under $1000.

    I suppose I’ve lost close to $3,000 on stuff I’ve bought and sold over the past few years to get to this fairly settled place I’m at today, so maybe about $10,000 spent in total, but not that much in what I own today...

    This is pretty much everything I own except my backup strat, which lives in the closet, for emergencies only, and which I may just sell because it's too nice to just sit down there (but it cost me about $140 thanks to a freak accounting mistake, so it barely contributes to the total):

    [​IMG]untitled-1-14 by Ray, on Flickr
     
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  5. HighwayStar106

    HighwayStar106 Strat-O-Master

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    Mine add up roughly to somewhere between £1.5k and £1.6k. That's 7 electrics, 1 acoustic, 1 lap steel, 1 amp and 1 pedal. If you add on the ones I no longer own, plus parts, cables, slides, tuner, etc., it'd probably go over £2000.
     
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  6. Lankytwang

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    Good to know I'm not alone then.;)
     
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  7. bbarott

    bbarott Most Honored Senior Member

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    This. Easily $10 grand, when you toss in the sound reinforcement and recording stuff probably closer to $50k
     
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    I’m probably in for $5k. I buy and sell mine, so I always have 4 or 5. The good thing is, like all hobbies, it’s not about spend, you could have 20 or 30 guitars and still be a clunker , rattling out box 1 pentatonic scales, or own 1 and be great. You see it lots in cycling: 5k roadbike, lots of Lycra, and people on cheapies go past them.

    Some people have all the gear and no idea!
     
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  9. Lankytwang

    Lankytwang Strat-Talker

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    Depends on if you're looking at purchase price or current value.You have listed the prices you paid so based on that I'm nowhere near.I have a 69/70 Tele bought in 73 for 110 pounds and a 63 Strat bought 75/76 for 120/130..can't remember exactly( it's my age)!!.both were pre owned....only other stuff I have is MArshall practice amp. About 90 and a copycat which I've had forever and from memory cost about 40.What they are worth currently is open to conjecture.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Insurance value?10k
    Street value? about 30 bob right now.
     
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    No where near, most valuable thing is my 63 ac 30 copper panel at the moment.
     
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    thats great going for all those guitars....

    let me know where you shop......

    i have a tele , a strat, a jazz bass, a epiphone sg, and a tanglewood acoustic

    comes to about 3k

    and home recording stuff about 2k

    a bass amp ( trace elliot ) a tube guitar amp ( bugera ) about 350 euro

    pedals on board about 500 euro

    mostly acquired over the past 3 years
     
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    Boy, do I know that feeling. Fortunately, I am in a position where my significant other encourages me to get the gear I want (and can justify owning) as long as I can afford it. Still, when I look at all the gear I own and reflect on all the gear that I've sold I kind of get the feeling that somewhere along the way I lost track of what is important to me. Which really is creating music and improve my musicianship. So now days I think not only twice but thrice before buying something.
     
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    I can vouch for this personally ^^.
     
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    I was having a perfectly good day...until you brought this up ;)
     
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    Jealousy overwhelms me ..and a lot of memories;)
     
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    What’s the address.
     
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    It was my dads before mine hes had it since 68 awesome thing it is. His 59 Strat and my rangemaster treble booster into that Vox flat out gives you very close to Rory Gallagher s sound but it s bloody loud lol
     
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    Well over 10k, but it's taken 38 years to get to that.
    I once sat down and did the math on the gear I have bought, decided I didn't like or want, and re-sold and/or traded it for something I DID want. At this point I have pretty much broken even.
    I am content with what I have now, so I have no intention of buying anything for a long, long time (I can't say 'never', because who knows) and I'm 100% positive that nothing I currently have is for sale.
     
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    Just did a tally, and realized with recording gear yes I am over 10k.

    Music is one of my passion’s in life so that doesn’t bother me.

    This includes 3 guitars. My Strat, my LG’ and a bass guitar that was left in my garage. 2 amps (Princeton and Loudbox) and a bunch of pedals on my board.

    All of which I use quite regularly. If it collects dust for any amount of time it is sold.
     
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