Am I banned from TGP? Anti-GAS content

TJNies

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I'm wondering how soon I will be banned from TGP. I have been on a major sell-off of equipment, and am now down to 1 acoustic and 1 electric guitar. I do have an incoming 1957 Tweed Vibrolux, but if all goes well that could mean the sale of my other amps.

If anyone had seen my sales ads, I noted that my brother's recent discovery of esphogeal cancer gave me some new perspective, but the thoughts had been brewing in my head for a while anyway.

I only play for personal enjoyment, usually only a half-hour a day (maybe a bit more). So why I needed all this stuff confuses me!

Actually I feel liberated! I'm a minimalist at heart anyway, and frankly I'm a far better acoustic player than electric.

It's been good knowing you.
 
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TheClev

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The nice thing about having only a few pieces of gear is that you really get to know them, inside and out. The Epiphone I had when I was 16 was my main guitar for five straight years, and I don't think I can say that about any guitar since. I hope to someday scale down like you have. But today, I'm yearning to play a Les Paul, and tomorrow it may be a Tele. I'm sure glad I have both.
 

mark norwine

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I thought I was done. Scaled back.....focused on my acoustic.....no gigs in my future.

Yesterday I bought a '65 ES-330

My point: You're not going anywhere!
 

TJNies

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Oh, I'm not leaving, still like to read all the posts. And likely to continue contributing.

There's a remote chance of a Thorn in my far-far future. I'm getting fitted for anti-GAS goggles today.:noevil

But I think instead of thinking about equipment, I may try to actually learn to play the few items better! What a concept...
 

ShawnH

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Hey Tom - hope all is well. I was happy to be a beneficiary of your fit of anti-GAS. I'm still loving the 69 PR.

I do know what you mean though - it's easy to get carried away. I just assembled my first partscaster - it was a lot of fun - another rabbit hole...


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TJNies

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Hey Tom - hope all is well. I was happy to be a beneficiary of your fit of anti-GAS. I'm still loving the 69 PR.

I do know what you mean though - it's easy to get carried away. I just assembled my first partscaster - it was a lot of fun - another rabbit hole...


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Shawn, I was hoping you were happy with it. Almost asked about re-purchasing before the Vibrolux came along!

Know anyone who wants a VibroChamp and Redplate?:)
 

ShawnH

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Shawn, I was hoping you were happy with it. Almost asked about re-purchasing before the Vibrolux came along!

Know anyone who wants a VibroChamp and Redplate?:)
I am very very happy with it. Wish I got to play it more often but you know how that goes. Very interested to hear how you like the Vibrolux.


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bricel24

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I had some sort of this similar episode, I've been playing since the early 90s and stopped, sold and forgot all the gear I had in 2005 to focus on other hobbies. All I had left was a Takamine F360 acoustic that my dad handed me down (he'd kill me anyway if I also sold that) to occasionally noodle around with.

Fast-forward to 2013, GAS came back -hard-, and since I am able to financially support the hobby again, I've always went on a buy and sell spree with gear. I've recently and finally realized that having one amp, two guitars and a few cheap but efficient collection of pedals make sense. I'd rather focus on playing and learn to make fun with what I have.
 

Pietro

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I haven't made a significant change to my gear in a year and a half.

I don't come here as often, either. Usually just to pick a fight with some troll. ;P
 

sanhozay

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get outta here, and take that sick gear with you!
nerve of these guys!

and why don't you have a gretsch? i mean, like an orange 6120? weirdo.
 

TJNies

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Then the GAS will not end and neither will the gear-buying.

Recovered alcoholics shouldn't hang out in bars.
Yeah, you are probably right!

No danger as long as it's a tele...
I like to think my Dano and the 57 Vibrolux are my magic combination.

I'm not doing my sell-off because I need to fund something else; I actually could have kept it all from a financial perspective. But I am innately a person who doesn't like a lot of "stuff"
 

Hulakatt

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I'm kinda scaling back at the moment but I've realized that building guitars/effects/amps is just as much fun to me of a hobby as actually playing the guitar.
 

TJNies

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im downsizing stop me im cray cray
See, it's spreading...next thing you know everyone is liquidating their equipment. Fender and Gibson announce losses, and all small luthiers declare bankruptcy!

I take no blame for this after the carnage ends.

I should receive my Vibrolux on Monday; then we'll see if I'm serious about the amp(s) following suit. And effects pedals. Did I mention those? There are only a couple in danger.

Honestly, I adore my Dano, it'll do everything I ask of it. Additional guitars were superfluous.
 






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