Gone Crazy

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by DFLCC, Feb 8, 2016.

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is this a momentary lapses of craziness or it is a rational dessision?

Poll closed Feb 22, 2016.
  1. Crazy, just crazy and in need of professional help.

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  2. It happens, you may or you may not regret it.

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  3. You did what you wanted and it made the wife happy.

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  4. I woul not do that ever.

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  1. DFLCC

    DFLCC Well-Known Member

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    In preparation for my retirement, I have decided to thin out and tailor my guitar collection. It have taken me a lot of thinking and some tough desitions on what can stay and what has to go. So far I have been able to sell my Marshall DSL 100H and 4X12 cab. I know this is almost sacrilege but I traded my 12 Gibson DT SG for a 15 EVH Wolfgang Stealth and $400 cash. I sold my Epiphone Casino and LP Gold Top Standard. I did sell my Jackson JS32. Gone are my Takamine Jumbo Acoustic, Marshall Class 5 head and my Orange Micro Terror. I got a tempting offer on the 98 Jackson RX10D (Blue), but I have really bond to it so I coul not let it go. I have collected $2,400 and a guitar. With a few bucks in my pocket, I went to GC and got me a Line 6 Spider IV 150. I want to try it and see how it goes, if not I will return it. The wife was not to happy about the new amp but that all changed when she so the $1,900 left. I am debating selling my all Fenders and my Jackson DK2M. Now to tailor the stable and tinker with; I would like to get a third Gibson SG Special preferably 90's or early 2000's.

    So what you think, is this a momentary lapses of craziness or it is a rational dessision?
     
  2. DFLCC

    DFLCC Well-Known Member

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    Will start post for the new gear once I get some play on it.
     
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    Sounds like a perfectly reasonable idea to me.

    If I have instruments and gear sitting around collecting dust, I'd rather sell them off and buy something that makes me excited about making music again; extra money in your pocket is an added bonus.
     
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    DFLCC Well-Known Member

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    My train of though.
     
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    It depends if you use the gear for a living or just for man cave pleasure. If it's the latter, all good.
     
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    Fill your boots...always nice to shake things up a bit sometimes..i would even suggest putting some stuff up for trade like on craigslist..never know what you could end up with
     
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    frankd Well-Known Member

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    I went with it happens. I would have got a nice new SMALL tube amp myself . I sold off most my guitars it made my wife happ but as I start to recollect I really don't give a sh%t what she thinks went from 21 to 4 guitars Im bact to 8 I plan on stopping at 10-11 then my focus will be on a amp or two and few more pedals.
    Im really happy with my latest 2014 SGJ and 70's tribute V.When I sold most the guitars I did the same got a couple amps and pedals and still had a lot of cash for bills etc left over.
    Its only rock n roll we like it and we only live 1 time in this world atleast.
     
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    lineboat Well-Known Member

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    I've got stuff I hope I never have to part with, but there are others that mean nothing. Guitars that you don't care about can come and go. It's the ones you have that bond with you should hang on to. And if it's iffy, put it away for a while, then drag it back out. If it speaks to you, keep it. If it don't, let it go! I think you're doing the logical thing!
     
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    DFLCC Well-Known Member

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    I had so many guitars and I still have a good amount. I can't play'em all. I always tend to gravitate to the same three (02 Gibson SG Special (SD Jazz/JB), 98 Jackson RX10D and 15 EVH Wolfgang Gloss Black). The 96 Gibson SG Special, the Old Gal, is all original and I have a bond to it no question but don't get much play. Amp wise, This may sound lame but the Roland Micro Cube is extremely convenient so I use it all the time. Now the DSL 40C may become my giging amp or The Line 6 if I decide to keep it.
     
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    It becomes a very personal decision............ which can always be tempered by making the wife happy. :thumb:
     
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    Out of curiosity - what career field are you retiring from?
     
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    Time will tell if you made the right decision(s). I too have gone through pretty radical periods of change in my gear needs/requirements: when I stopped gigging I absolutely did not need a 4x12 and powerful head any longer, and right now I am trying to do a little bit of what you are doing in that I am going to be moving and don't have space for everything. However, I still voted "would not do that ever" because the changes are too radical for me (personally).
     
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    Crazy is as crazy does......and sometimes CRAZY is a good thing .........SELL IT ALL and start over with a pile of $$$ lol

    Nuts is fun.
     
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    DFLCC Well-Known Member

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    I returned the Ibanez Jem Jr. and the line 6 Spider IV 150 to GC (Within the 45 days of their satisfaction warranty). Got all my money back sold my DLS 40 for $300 to them. Them used the Presidents day coupon for and additional 15% and got me an EVH 5051 III 50W Head and the EVH III 2X12 Cab, both on Ivory color. It is insanely good and covers everything from super clean jazz to super saturated death metal. Yep, I am crazy but really happy.
     
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    The only truly HAPPY people-------are CRAZY :dude:
     
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    Well not a small tube amp but it is a tube amp LOL .
     
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    I'm very fond of my Roland Micro Cube. I stick a cable into the headphone out, and plug that into a 400W powered P.A.
    speaker and it sounds great to my ear. Compact and easy to move about. No tube technology, but oh well.
    The JC Clean model sounds excellent with my SG. Stomp my Blues Driver for a solo, and it amplifies that.
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    I use a Roland CB60-XT for my bass. Pick it up with one hand and carry it in or out, with my Bass in the other.
    Hard to beat. Plug it into the P.A. with an XLR cable, and run it through the mains... let the sound man mix
    it. ...plenty of boom.

    No giant cabs... no hand trucks or fork lift... These Roland amps are both modeling amps that have a lot of settings
    I'll never use. I've found a couple I like, keep it simple. They sell these worldwide to players of all kinds. I'll bet
    most guys feel the same.
     
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    I have been seriously considering parting with my beloved Boogie Mark IV. It is too heavy for the types of venues I play and I am 49 which is not THAT old but too old to be lugging a 100 pound 4 x 12 and a 60 pound head so I play gigs with a lightweight egnater head and an open back orange 2 x 12 and usually practice with that rig as well
     

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