Would an unlimited gear budget be boring?

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  1. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Would an unlimited gear budget be boring?

    Nope! What kind of question is that?
     
  2. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    Well, that wasn't the direction I was going in, but I see your point.
     
  3. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    The kind that is asked by people (like myself) who have no gear budget. :D
     
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    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    Once you get into "I already have three of XXX" territory, is getting another really bringing you added happiness? Prized possessions merely become things if there's no effort in the earning.
     
  5. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    Maybe that is part of the allure for building these things. You are earning it.
     
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    Handsome McClane Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Unlimited budget? I'd build a fantastic studio. That would cost a lot.
     
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    Yes it does get boring!

    I’m ‘fairly comfortable’ and have owned several custom shop guitars, it doesn’t make you a better player by any means. I recently sold off some of my guitars to leave me with a basic collection (strat, tele, Les Paul, Rickenbacker, PRS), all stock USA models.

    I’m just concentrating on playing them and improving as much as I can.:)
     
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    Defo. Part of the fun of mods and customization, too. Nobody else has guitars exactly like mine, they're mine.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Yeah, If I had an unlimited budget, my living room would probably look like a Warmoth warehouse. LOL

    I don't do a lot of modding these days, but I have done fret work, neck and electronic mods on this and made it far better than the stock version.
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    And the only stock part on this one is the bridge. I can honestly say there is not another guitar on the planet exactly like this one.
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    There is a certain satisfaction in knowing that my favorite guitars are unique.
     
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    I’d have no problem with that.
     
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    Yngwie playing a Gibson lol???
     
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    That looks like a Telecaster with a Gibson PAF in the neck... You crazy Wizard, you ;). (pretends to not know what a Tele Custom is)
     
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    A story I heard:

    A pro band playing some festival spent all morning in setup and sound check. They finally got things dialed in so they were ready to go for that evening. They had a little time to wander around the festival. They heard this awesome tone from one of the B-stages, "let's check it out." so they find who's playing and see .... the guy has a Squier Strat into a Peavey Bandit with a couple of Boss pedals.

    The pro band guys laugh at themselves as they just got done setting up these fancy rack systems and this one guy with basic equipment sounded so good. Perhaps they didn't need the crazy rack systems afterall.

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    Having an unlimited gear budget would be a fun way to run a mom & pop music store in this day and age.
     
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    I can buy whatever I want.

    Fortunately, I have everything I need or want. If a need for something comes up and I don't already have the gear to meet that need, I'll fill it.
     
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    I don't think I need an unlimited budget. I have 2 Strats currently, probably 8 more would max me out. I have a decent acoustic, I'd probably only want 3 more (including a 12-string). I have a couple of amps, and I think 3 more for electrics and two for acoustic would be enough. I can see adding 20 more pedals.

    Then a great playing room, and a great recording studio.

    At that point, I'd be done.
     
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    My guess would be no. But if you'd like to give me one, I'd be happy to report back.
     
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    I don't know if I'd be into the home studio thing.

    If it was truly unlimited, I would just book time at famous studios where my favorite albums were recorded (with producer, of course). Abbey Road, Sunset, Headley Grange...

    Rick Rubin be like: "who's on the docket today? Unlimited budget guy?! Drat!"
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    The timing of this thread is funny. Just tonight I bought a buddy's Classic Vibe Squier, 2 tone sunburst. I already have the exact same 2 tone sunburst Squier. But I really liked the feel of the neck on his and he was selling it, so....

    So how is this relevant? I feel of I had unlimited funds, I would just pile up redundant guitars all over the place. Boring? Eh, I dunno...I'm not bored yet...
     
  20. Mr C

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    It would be great to have a quality recording space and a cool selection of interesting gear that local musos can come and use and create a bit of a scene around it. So many bands now can't really do the whole old school recording thing due to the cost and facility constraints. Surrounding yourself with amazing players will be far more rewarding than surrounding yourself with amazing gear...

    I would take the money though for one bucket list rig...
     
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