Would an unlimited gear budget be boring?

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  1. mikej89

    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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    We all wish we had an unlimited gear budget but honestly wouldn't that take a lot of the fun and appreciation out of it? A lot of the fun is trying to find the best gear in your budget and scrounge the used market for deals, right? I just feel like it would be too easy and also overwhelming if you can buy all the holy grail gear of your dreams. So I could play a '52 Tele into a 1964 Princeton reverb? It would just be too easy, you're just pointing at the stars and buying the same dream gear everyone else wants...'59 Les Paul, vintage Tube Screamer, etc. Have a real Fender Rhodes in the studio, a B3 organ...
     
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    If I had a massive gear budget most of it would be spent on the studio/practice space and attached house. That would then put me back financially to where I had to scrounge and upgrade to get what I wanted. ;)
    I wouldn't chase collectibles necessarily, either. To me owning something simply because it's old doesn't make a whole lot of sense, I want stuff that does what I need regardless of how old it is.
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    I have 1,000 cable channels and it's seems there's never anything on that I'm interested in watching. Paradox of choice. Sometimes having less is more...

    Ah, who am I fooling? I'd have a warehouse full of gear. I love new things! :)
     
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    Yeah, nothing to look forward to or treat urself with...
     
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    I love cheap guitars.. but if I had literally an unlimited budget, and unlimited space to store all the stuff.. I think I'd find ways to keep myself entertained.
     
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    Q: Would an unlimited gear budget be boring?

    A: Eventually.
     
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    Yeah, actually Joe Bonamassa seems happy enough
     
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    I would buy a Bubba replica Strat built By Brad Gillis himself and a Soldano Half Stack, and build a home studio.
     
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    “You know what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted? - He lived happily ever after!”

    Willy Wonka - Charlie and the chocolate factory :thumb:

    Let’s face it: Lack of GAS is just a lack of imagination.
     
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    More to the point: Would an unlimited gear budget help my playing? Or would I just be a mediocre player with a big ol' pile of neat stuff that I can't do anything worthwhile with?

    TP
     
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    Yeah, a serious home studio with all kinds of great gear sounds good to me.
     
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    Not to me. I mean what do you do when you already have one of everything and an unlimited budget still? Get TWO of everything! :thumb:
     
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    You mean I don't have an unlimited budget?
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    An unlimited gear budget would not make me happy.
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    Id probably have more gear but, wouldn't go insane about it.

    I have 10 guitars and two amps. Have I gone crazy?

    Id maybe grab a couple more amps and quite a few more pedals.

    What I really need is a decent PA.
     
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    Not enough it sounds like.
     
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    I'm not qualified to comment, there is currently a pages long discussion on my purchase of a custom shop Stratocaster.
     
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    In my case
    Yes
    In my case
    It would unacceptable...
    ====================
    In the morning
    I like picking up my Takamine New Yorker
    And
    Touching it
    Like I'd touch a 44 year old woman
    Not knowing what I'm doing....
    But
    Doing it AnyHoooo...
    Money
    Would make no difference....
     
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  20. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 The Wizard next door................

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    I don't know. I wish I could afford to find out.......................................:D:D:D

    Really, though, half my fun is in taking something inexpensive and reworking it to my exact idea. Partly because my budget allows no choice and partly because I'm just a natural tinkerer anyway. When it wasn't guitars and basses, it was cars and computers.

    I have no totally stock instruments. They range from lightly modified(my P bass) to only the wood is original(my Affinity tele turned nocaster).

    So, with an unlimited budget, I might own a few vintage goodies and a lot of funky, offbeat stuff that I could mess around with. That's just how I am.:)
     
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