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You have to start over with only $1000. What do you buy?

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by scott757, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. bdonnelly

    bdonnelly Supporting Member

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    I'd probably go a bit over budget, but I'd definitely start here:

    Used Yamaha Pacifica 611 ($450-500)
    Used Fender Hot Rod Deville ($450-500)
    Used Maxon OD-9 ($95)
    Used MXR Carbon Copy ($100)
     
  2. bob-i

    bob-i Member

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    That actually happened to me in 1977, almost. My apartment was broken into and I lost all my guitars and saxes, fortunately my twin reverb was too heavy to carry down 3 flights so I had an amp. I had about $600 in the bank.

    I had a gig that night so I borrowed a friends Strat and rented a tenor sax, then quickly transposed alto parts to tenor.

    The next day I ran to Rondo music (the Agile store) and picked up a Strat for $575. Then I ran to a store specializing in band instruments and bought a Yamaha YTS-61 and Otto link mouthpiece on a credit card. A few months later I still hadn't received the bill for the sax so I called the bank, they said I was paid up, then I called the store, they said I was paid up. I canceled the credit card.

    I still have that sax, I love it, I never liked that Strat and sold it within a year.

    FWIW the theft was a 68 Les Paul, 64 SG, 62 Strat, a late 40s Martin alto sax, and a mid 50s Martin tenor sax and a seller flute. They also took a Nikon SLR and a pair of binoculars.
     
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  3. Crshngdstryr

    Crshngdstryr Member

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    Addiction therapy.
     
  4. Page of Cups

    Page of Cups Member

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    $999.98 shipped*
    For this exercise I decided on Reverb/new. "Reverb" as a one stop shop. That's pretty real for me as I once had to replace gear the day of a gig. I had about ten minutes to do that. "New" just because it's more likely the links I post will longer remain unbroken...
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    I currently have one of these. I bought it used for about $90 originally for my son. His number one turns out to be my Nord piano. My number one turns out to be his Squier Tele. Fair enough. I do have expensive guitars. I wanna play the Squier!
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    I considered a Vox AC15/30, but been there done that. I love trying new amps, and Segeborn gets a lovely sound outta this one. I played a smaller Bassbreaker in a store when I bought my AC10. I was impressed. It's now on clearance!
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    "that with its two NOS germanium transistors will deliver any fuzz tone you may imagine!"

    *cables not included? I'll give the bass player my two cents, "Hey, you look like you need a drink!" I'll steal two of his while he's over at the bar.
     
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  5. amstrtatnut

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    Agile Les Paul 300 ish

    Boss Katana 100, 300 ish

    Footswitch (cuz frikkin Katana doesnt come with one)

    Couple a cables

    Done.
     
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  6. SRQGuitar

    SRQGuitar Gold Supporting Member

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    Fender Mustang III v2 (used) $200
    MIM Strat 2010 or later. (Used) $350
    Cable $15
    Tuning fork $5
    Pack of regular slinky’s $5
    Vpick $5
    Dunlop Slide $10
    6 pack of Anchor Steam $10
    Bag of weed $400

    Total $1000
     
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  7. LaceSensor1

    LaceSensor1 Supporting Member

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    Epiphone DOT
    Fender Mustang IV
    Cable
     
  8. GenoBluzGtr

    GenoBluzGtr Gold Supporting Member

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  9. Rotten

    Rotten Silver Supporting Member

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    I’d get a used Takamine classical, a small P.A. System., and a hat. I’d then go out and earn more money.
     
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  10. MrX

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    A ticket to Vegas where I would hope to turn that $1000 into $10,000 at which point I can start over.
     
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  11. RDerek59

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    Hot Rod deluxe and a MIM Tele
     
  12. Killcrop

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    I would try to use the Musicians Friend coupon only to find it’s good for nothing.
     
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  13. Brettski

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    Used MIM strat $350
    Used dsl40c $500
    Used ts9 $80
    Used tu-3 $70
     
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  14. Elantric

    Elantric Silver Supporting Member

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    Squier JM Jazzmaster
    Boss Katana 100-112
    Boss MS-3
     
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  15. wvpv

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    Everything used:
    Yamaha Pacifica (tele style if I can find it)
    Peavey Classic 30
    Boss GT-6
    everything leftover on OD & Fuzz pedals
     
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  16. johann

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    My rig:

    Tech21 FR Kotzen $250
    Tech21 Power Engine 60 (used) $250
    Fender strat MIM $400

    $100 extras to spend on cables
     
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  17. Shiny_Beast

    Shiny_Beast Member

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    blues jr
    mini light blue ff
    raw vintage saddles and springs
    covenant coily, cheap 15 foot' cable to amp
    then the best squier strat I can get with what's left over
     
  18. Funny123

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    In reality I'd piece it out and get high end gear. I wouldn't cram it into $1000. In the spirit of this thread, and with all new gear:

    Squire Standard Telecaster Blonde/Rosewood- $249.99
    Fender Champion 40 - $179.99
    Pedaltrain Nano+ - $69.99
    Boss TU-3W - $149.99
    Electro-Harmonix Green Russian - $80.60
    Electro-Harmonix Canyon Delay - $139.00
    Truetone 1 SPOT Multi Plug 5 - $9.95
    2x Fender 10' Custom Shop Guitar Cable - $59.98
    MXR 6" Pedalboard Patch 3-pack - $19.99

    Grand Total = $959.48

    I know that it's weird to spend money on the tuner and cables. I just really like using those two pieces of gear. The Canyon comes with a power adapter. I'd use it into the Truetone to power all of the pedals.

    I think this setup wouldn't be bad at all!
     
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  19. scott757

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    After thinking about it I recompiled my list.
    Squire Classic Vibe Tele (used) $300
    Peavey Classic 50 combo (used) $400
    Behringer Tuner $30
    Xotic AC Booster (used) $80
    MXR Carbon Copy (used) $80
    Pedaltrain Jr (used) $80
    2 instrument and 3 pedal cables for $30
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    $1000
     
  20. PixMix

    PixMix Member

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    All prices used:

    A Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster ~ $350
    A Fender HR DX ~ $450
    A Boss SD-1 ~ $30
    A Chepo tuner ~ $30
    A Chepo Delay (DOD, Danelectro) ~ $30
    Cables ~ $30

    Swap the gold pickguard for a cheep mint one ~$20

    Plenty left for beer and pizza.
     

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