Do You Hide Your Gear, Or Display It All??

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Do you hide your Gear??

  1. Hide valuable gear

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    13.8%
  2. Display it all. I trust the world.

    10 vote(s)
    34.5%
  3. Some hide, some display

    10 vote(s)
    34.5%
  4. Security system in place.

    12 vote(s)
    41.4%
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  1. Ghostman

    Ghostman Well-Known Member

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    The best system is to get insurance, and realize they are tangible items and can be replaced. :shrug:
     
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  2. 66SuperTremolo

    66SuperTremolo Active Member

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    Vintage Mint Marshall Plexi's , Mint Fender Tweeds I keep em locked away. Insurance don't help you when it's a case of........ Try and find another !!!
     
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  3. mtm105

    mtm105 Well-Known Member

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    NOT mine. But I do own one. It's too LOUD. I'm thinking of having Andy retolex to same.

    I bought used $700 when I first got into boutique gear, thinking "an Amp is an Amp is an Amp." I like to take it out to get that EL34 thing going...

    I keep for possible future use. Or simply an investment. But, if I'm not playing it, no need to display for world to see. Unless I live in a very safe neighborhood. I don't know why people buy covers.

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  4. mtm105

    mtm105 Well-Known Member

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    NOT mine, either. good luck finding it.

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  5. GIBSON67

    GIBSON67 Well-Known Member

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    Everything is out in the open, but I do have an alarm system and a killer Shih Tsu. And I stash my '67 SG when I am out of town.
    But my Strat is so shiney... I am sure some dumb robber would take it first, ha!
     
  6. Far Rider

    Far Rider Hendrixian VIP Member

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    Humph!!! :mad:
     
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    GIBSON67 Well-Known Member

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    I love my Strat and don't want it stolen, and it was basically free so it's much easier to digest being stolen than my SG that I have had for almost 30 years!
     
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    Harlequin tusk Well-Known Member

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    I hide most of my gear when a service guy comes over as well as any targets etc, one time I forgot about a few targets and oil burner guy remarked, you look like a great shot and what band are you in with all this stuff....hid everything after that incident!
     
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  9. mcblink

    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    Mine's all on display- from INSIDE the house. From outside looking in, you can't see any of it. It's mostly only out because like some other people have mentioned, storage is tight.
     
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    smith and wesson security
     
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    Mine is all out in front for the world to see!

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    But so are these guys..

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    :applause:
     
  12. chiliphil1

    chiliphil1 Well-Known Member

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    Well, with all that Gibson and EVH junk who would steal anything anyway.. :lol: J/K.. Nice V, I like the color on that one.
     
  13. DirtySteve

    DirtySteve Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    On display, right next to my TV and stereo in my living room. If it was put away I'd never play it.

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    iron broadsword Well-Known Member

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    I live on a mountain in the woods so no. I *should* though...
     
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    You should put the Blades logo back on the amp. Thats a safeguard against theft in itself.. lol :)
     
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    I have some stuff out and most out of sight. I live in a condo so it is kind of pointless to get too crazy.
    I have good neighbors. I also have trained attack animals that can use chemical weapons and do not like strangers.
    I have 3 pet skunks, (and no I have never been sprayed, they like me, but the moron across the street has been:facepalm::applause:).
     
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    Without a cup holder, no one would believe it.
     
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    And silicone. Don't forget the silicone. :agreed:
     
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    mtm105 Well-Known Member

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    1993 I was in a band with HS buddy bassist. At a HS reunion recently I told him I traded my '74 Tele Deluxe. He was concerned if I still had my '81 Hamer Special.

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    Lol, which in itself is another deterrent for theft. :fingersx:
     

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