I'm Seriously Considering Selling Off All But 2 Guitars

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  1. DesolationBlvd

    DesolationBlvd Member

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    I sold my Taylor acoustic (I prefer my Gibson), then I put my two-knob Strat on the chopping block. But before I sold said Strat, I replaced the scratchy volume knob and tightened the wobbly whammy bar to ensure I wouldn't get bargained down on those. Now I can't bring myself to sell it.

    Too bad, because GAS for a PRS is overcoming me. I do have a few synths to sell to raise funds, but I'll barely be in S2 land after that.

    Just a home player at the moment.
     
  2. GuitarIV

    GuitarIV Well-Known Member

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    Well my Les Paul is gone. Not because I sold it, but because I traded it for this today:

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    I feel a bit like a hypocrite now for opening this thread but hey, at least I decided to sell my Jackson Rhoads. I'm busy today so expect a proper post in this thread and a NGD post later today or tomorrow :lol:
     
  3. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    PRS good.

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  4. stringtree

    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    Did they sweeten the deal by throwing in slippers and a Black & Decker Belgian Waffler Maker for this one...LOL

    That would get my morning going for sure!! :dude:

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  5. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Those are Christmas gifts from Mrs. axe4me 4 or 5 years ago.:wub:
     
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  6. dptone5

    dptone5 Well-Known Member

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    I have bought and sold a fair amount of gear since I turned 40, 13 years ago. Took my time to really figure out what I wanted. So let's start with the amps.......

    Amps - At one time, I had the following Marshalls:

    DSL-50 - sold after two years to upgrade to a 1980 JMP 50

    Then I had 6 Marshalls at one time, knowing I would downsize once I figured out what 3 I liked best. They were all good, but the 3 I kept really do it for me:

    Sold the following amps:
    • DSL-50
    • 80' JMP 50
    • 89' 2210
    • 94' 6100

    Amps I have (in order of how frequently played):
    • 90' 2555 Jubilee
    • JCM 800 2203X
    • Plexi 1987XL (just for recording)

    Cabinets - all kept:
    • 1936 2x12 (one Greenback and one G12-65 Heritage)
    • 1960B (75's and CL-80's in an X)
    • 1960BX with Greenbacks (best cab)

    Combo amps -
    • Fender 65' Deluxe Reissue
    • NAD is coming!! - just picked up a 2525C Jubilee Mini because I need a smaller Marshall for when I do worship at smaller churches

    Pedals - bought and sold so many. Really happy with my current board. Pedals match well with my gear.

    Guitars

    Sold the following guitars:
    • 1980 Hamer Special (had this one a very long time)
    • PRS Custom 24 10 Top
    • Charvel San Dimas - MIJ
    • Ibenez RG 1570
    • Suhr Classic Pro

    Guitars I have (in order of how frequently played):
    • Fender American Deluxe Strat (3 tone sunburst)
    • Fender American Deluxe Strat (black)
    • Fender Custom Shop 1960 Strat
    • Jackson USA Soloist SL-1
    • 1991 Gibson Les Paul Classic
    • Fender Eric Clapton Strat
    • Taylor 410CE acoustic
    • Fender Highway One Precision Bass

    Every guitar that I kept has non-stock pickups. I've changed pickups so many times, but I feel very good about where each guitar is now.

    I don't see myself downsizing at this point any further. If I had to sell some things, it would be the Plexi 1987XL first and the Fender 65' Deluxe next. The JCM 800 2203X and Jubilee 2555 must stay and I suspect my 2525C will be a keeper.

    There is a strong personal and emotion reason/connection as to why I will keep my Jackson Soloist and Clapton Strat, even though they don't get played often.

    I want to focus now on playing and recording......but buying and selling gear is very enjoyable.....

    DP
     
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  7. BftGibson

    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    Ahh,,ya getting a mini..sweet !! that will be perfect for your playing situation !! Tell me about that Suhr classic ?
     
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    Hey my friend.....

    I took a financial beating on the Suhr Classic Pro. Bought it new and although the feel and fit were great, it sounded horrible IMHO. I paid $2k for a guitar that sounded like a $100 Squire Strat. It was that bad. Very "plastic" sounding and brittle. No where even close to the musicality of the Fender American Deluxe Strats. To me, it was lifeless and sterile. Just didn't work with my gear at all. They are high quality guitars, and I'm sure the real expensive ones are terrific, but I would take a $1500 Strat over a Suhr Classic Pro any day. I wonder if the noiseless pickup design that Suhr uses destroys the tone?

    Of the guitars that I sold, the San Dimas sounded very good, but the Strats were superior. The PRS Custom 24 was a great guitar until I started messing with the pickups. Then it lost its mojo. I returned it to stock, but even then, I just liked my Strats, Jackson and Les Paul better, so there was no need to hold on to it any longer.

    DP
     
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  9. BftGibson

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    yeah, i can see that. Seems my Stock Gibson's & Strat seem to just work best with my amps. Not a real hot pickup player. It was fun to get a strat & see how darn good they sound in the Marshalls
     
  10. Wildeman

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    Now i want waffles.....
     
  11. axe4me

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    Doesn't sound like both the Ibby doublenecks get used much... wink wink...:agreed:
     
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    Whatever works for ya. I rarely sell guitars, I've traded a couple I guess. They all have their thing and I rotate them. If I had more room... we literally don't so I'm done when the Custom Shop LP comes in. Sold a few amps but keep tne ones I really like. They get rotated too.
     
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  14. axe4me

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    Sweet!! Let me know if you ever want to sell one!!
    Cheers
     
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    If a guitar is not special or excel in more than one area you should follow through and sell them off. I sold off all of my also ran guitars which includes several Les Pauls, vintage strats, and a host of mid tier Jackson, EVH, and Charvel.

    There are great guitars on the market. Avoid mediocre. My strategy now is buy one sell one and it’s got to be exceptional.
     
  17. axe4me

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Agreed.

    I've sold/traded many Les Paul; Strats; Tele's and some boutique and not so boutique guitars.

    Some of these guitars were special to me but I needed to part with some to get another pretty face.

    Some of the departed:

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  20. KraftyBob

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    So true. I don't have a ton of guitars but I've vowed that if/when I buy more guitars I'm not getting low end/mediocre anymore.
     
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