Discussion in 'The Pub' started by mikeratan00, Apr 17, 2016.
Used to, not much these days. just tools
Nope, just workin tools to me
Everything I own has a price tag.
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.
Emotionally attached to a few. The rest are just tools that could be traded for upgrades or GAS.
If you love your gear, die for it.
Most of it, yes
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.
The instrument you love on Monday, you might be selling on Tuesday. Generally no, but at one time, yes.
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.
I am emotionally attached to the ones that were passed down to me. The rest? Nah.
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.
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....
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.
To some pieces, yes.
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.
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.
Only two pieces, because they were birthday gifts from my parents or wife. Gibson SG and a Les Paul Standard Goldtop.
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.
No I'll sell them on a whim since i was a teen .