Down sizing agony

DiPa

Constant GAS
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what’s the secret?
I been working on reducing my instruments (Amps, guitars, cabs, pedals) one at a time, but it’s agony, how does one choose which one goes?
So far I have looked at if I have a double, I may pick one of those, or a piece I have not played in a very long time, trying different criteria and none seem to be popular or stick. I have managed to move a few but it gets harder as I dig deeper.
I do have to downsize size as I have run out of space. So this is pure agony.
 

plumberstrummer

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I feel you; each piece of gear has merits and negatives, and I can always find something i love about the gear I own, or at least occasional use for it... Last time I sold it was a double, and the one before that was an amp I never really had a connection to and was just a backup cheap amp "for jams" (which I always ended up bringing my main amps to anyway). I can't imagine what you must be up against; each piece of gear i hear about you owning is a lover. I'd be happy with half of your collection but I could never part with any of it because they're all potential keepers!

Anyway, just saying that I can imagine...
 

Monstercastle

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It’s just stuff. This forum and all the great info here drove up my amp and guitar counts beyond what a non-giggling hobbyist should have. I recently came to this unpleasant realization and significantly reduced everything. Kept two heads, two cabs, and bought an AxeFX III with the proceeds and banked the rest. I’m playing more because any tone is a click away. I spent more time chasing the next amp instead of playing what I had, and what I had was way impractical for my use case, so it was a vicious cycle I’m glad I’m trying to break. If you aren’t using it regularly move it along.
 

Papanate

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what’s the secret?
I been working on reducing my instruments (Amps, guitars, cabs, pedals) one at a time, but it’s agony, how does one choose which one goes?
So far I have looked at if I have a double, I may pick one of those, or a piece I have not played in a very long time, trying different criteria and none seem to be popular or stick. I have managed to move a few but it gets harder as I dig deeper.
I do have to downsize size as I have run out of space. So this is pure agony.
Put a number on each - throw the numbers into a hat - and pull one out every 4 days and sell it.
 

Matteo11

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Simple you just need the following anything else can go.

1) Guitars: an LP, Strat, Tele, Shred guitar w/Floyd Rose, Semi Hollow, SG and something with P90’s and of course a couple acoustics one for downstairs and one for upstairs...and then a beater acoustic to take camping
2) Amps: Fender BF, Fender Tweed, Marshall Plexi, JTM 45, 800, Vox, Mesa Mark V and a Fryette PS-2
3) Pedals: Tuner, 3-4 Od’s (klon, ts, zendrive (for dem rumble tones), couple boosts, delay that requires a manual to understand, compressor, Reverb pedal, fuzz, chorus, wah,
4) Digital: Axe Fx or Helix for silent practice with headphones
 

BluesForDan

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what's this down sizing beeswax, anyway? I'm still contemplating a 4x12 but I don't have a head at the moment otherwise I would have pulled the trigger already. I am considering a 2x12 and head though.
 

Trick Fall

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dammit, came here to say that. missed it by >< that much
I'm usually never that quick. On a more serious note I've sold a bunch of stuff I wasn't using over the last year and I honestly don't miss any of it. I'm trying to get down to things I either use, or have major sentimental attachment.
 

guitarman3001

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If it's something you haven't played in at least a year and it's easily replaceable, move it along. If you play it often or it's not easy to replace without taking a huge financial hit, keep it. I have a couple of guitars that I haven't played in a long time, like 2+ years, but one is impossible to replace and the other would be very hard to replace and it would cost me double what I bought it for, if I could even find one just like it, so the day I downsize, those will definitely stay.

Same goes for amps and cabs.

And I hardly ever sell pedals. About 15 years ago I got rid of some pedals, one that I had bought for like 5 bucks. That pedal now sells for over $200 used and it's no longer made so can't get a new one. I kick myself all the time. It was a very cool pedal.
 

texhex

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Simple you just need the following anything else can go.

1) Guitars: an LP, Strat, Tele, Shred guitar w/Floyd Rose, Semi Hollow, SG and something with P90’s and of course a couple acoustics one for downstairs and one for upstairs...and then a beater acoustic to take camping
2) Amps: Fender BF, Fender Tweed, Marshall Plexi, JTM 45, 800, Vox, Mesa Mark V and a Fryette PS-2
3) Pedals: Tuner, 3-4 Od’s (klon, ts, zendrive (for dem rumble tones), couple boosts, delay that requires a manual to understand, compressor, Reverb pedal, fuzz, chorus, wah,
4) Digital: Axe Fx or Helix for silent practice with headphones
:agree

This guy knows. :aok
 




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