Are you emotionally attached to your gear?

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  1. mikeratan00

    mikeratan00 Member

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    Used to, not much these days. just tools
     
  2. burner

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    Nope, just workin tools to me
     
  3. TwoTubMan

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    Everything I own has a price tag.
     
  4. phoenix 7

    phoenix 7 Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm only deeply attached to one guitar right now -- the one I play for hours every day.

    The rest of my gear, not as much.
     
  5. s2y

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    Emotionally attached to a few. The rest are just tools that could be traded for upgrades or GAS.
     
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  6. Stu Cats

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    If you love your gear, die for it.
     
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    Clark GriswoId Supporting Member

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    I've worked extremely hard to get the gear I have over the years, there is investment not just financially but in time to search, research, trade/ sell, travel to try out/ buy and that's before the effort in playing/ tweaking the gear.

    I am definitely emotionally attached to my gear, none of it is easy to replace.
     
  9. vltjd

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    The instrument you love on Monday, you might be selling on Tuesday. Generally no, but at one time, yes.
     
  10. derekd

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    Hmm, great question.

    I'd say two custom builds and a Nash tele I spent 6 months looking for and have put a crap ton of playing time on it.
     
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    I am emotionally attached to the ones that were passed down to me. The rest? Nah.
     
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    I'm not emotionally attached to gear. I like the gear I have, enjoy using it, and generally hang on to the gear I have. But that is a function of having gear that suits me rather than an emotional investment.

    Peace,
     
  13. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    A question about your avatar:
    That looks like a Gretsch cat's eye, but with a Harmony H-59 Rocket's pickup and knob layout...to me.
    What is it?
    Warning: I may become emotionally attached....
     
  14. NortheastHick

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    Generally no. They are just "things" to me... Some are expensive, some aren't, but they are all just "things".. I used to let my things own me instead of the other way around. Not any more.. I would sell all my favorite guitars and amps if the price was right. It's all replaceable to me. I save my emotional attachments for friends, family, and animals.
    Good subject op.
     
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  15. jota

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    To some pieces, yes.
     
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    Every piece of my gear can be sold, except my beloved '92 custom shop Les Paul, which I saved hard to get new, played & gigged hard up and down the East Coast. Years later, Tom Murphy himself wrote me a personal letter about how he built that specific guitar for the NAMM show right after he joined Gibson.
     
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  17. Jahn

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    Only one guitar I ever named. My first, got stolen.

    Now I only have one true keeper for electric guitar, my Bowery Pine. It was made for me, and has a lot of personal elements to it. It's sentimental.
     
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  18. Noise Under The Floor

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    Only two pieces, because they were birthday gifts from my parents or wife. Gibson SG and a Les Paul Standard Goldtop.
     
  19. chrisr777

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    Absolutely, my Bill Carson Custom Shop Strat. I inherited it from my best friend, who we lost in 2004. I also got my Carvin amp from him. Neither of those will ever leave.

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  20. korby

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    No I'll sell them on a whim since i was a teen .
     

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