Major Regrets

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  1. trax1139

    trax1139 Well-Known Member

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    Regret #1: Selling my Custom Shop 57 LP Goldtop. Needed money...should have sold the 335 instead!

    Regret #2: Selling that Fender Deluxe Reverb head. Sounded great thru those 4x12s. Now they’re no longer available!

    Regret #3: Having that stupid Hotplate attenuator in the photo with all that great gear!

    Remember...master volumes and attenuators ruin everything! 394F473E-35C8-4AE7-A775-79334B1D9DB5.jpeg
     
  2. Geeze

    Geeze Well-Known Member

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    I feel your pain. Most of us have one or more 'Shoulda never...' stories with gear.

    Russ
     
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    DirtySteve Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    6100 & first 3203 full stack
     
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    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    my major regret, gear wise: Selling my 44 of 144 Original ESP KH2 Ouija.
     
  6. crossroadsnyc

    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    The only regret that's stuck w/me is an SG I sold back around 2007/8 or so. I've wanted to replace it all of these years, but still haven't found one I like as much. Maybe someday.
     
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    Nitrobattery Well-Known Member

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    That hurt me just reading it
     
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    Maggot Brain Well-Known Member

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    2 guitar regrets of mine....


    #1: Stripping and repainting/spray painting my original 1997 Fender Jimi Hendrix tribute Stratocaster. It was Olympic white and I wanted it black like his BOG guitar... WTF was I thinking??? It came out so so with a lot of orange peel...cringe.

    #2: selling said 1997 Fender Hendrix tribute strat.

    I sold it to Randy Hansen so if Randy happens to read this, how's the guitar? I sure miss it!
     
  10. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Dealing with a music partner that lends my equipment out and has a fit when it arrives late to a gig.

    I regret telling him that I've had enough............he then tells the band it's either him or me.

    People suck.

    I don't regret leaving.

    I regret meeting him.
     
  11. Sapient

    Sapient Silver Supporting Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    I guess that's a good thing.
     
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    Robus Well-Known Member

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    Naw, you did right to keep the 335.
     
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  13. Drinkingdeath01

    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    My biggest regret was not wearing a rubb...wait we're just talking gear ?
     
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  14. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Selling my new white 1983 2203 with matching cab. Sold it to another band buddy I still play with in 1987 to get my Silver Jubilee.
    Still have the Jubilee.
    Wish I still had the half stack too.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Drinkingdeath01

    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Does he still have it ? Maybe you can buy it back ?

    If he won't sell it back maybe strong-arm him into it Tonya Harding style ?
     
  16. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    Regrets? Not many. Amps and guitars I'd wish I could have afforded to keep rather than sell? Plenty.

    My '84 "Artist Original" Explorer. My '79 ES-335. My '78 Mesa Mark IIA head, serial 3116. Both Fender Deluxes. (Silverface.)
    My second Pro Reverb, ultralinear and silverface. My first 2203 which KILLED, but hey, I got TOP dollar for it. My current 2203 is
    nowhere near as awesome but I think I can fix that. ALL my Fender Elite series Strats and P-Basses. (1983-1984 time period.)
     
  17. clutch71

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    #3 Selling a Peavey VTM 120 black and silver model
    #2 Selling a 67 reissue Gibson Flying V
    #1 Selling a 1986 Gibson Les Paul Standard

    I no longer sell guitars. I sold a 1992 Epi LP custom in 2012 and got it back 5 years so there is always hope!
     
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    tce63 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I wish i didn´t traded my Fender CS 63 Telecaster, But i got a Gibson CS Les Paul R5 instead, so sort of, it was a good deal.
     
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    My USA Dean TCMLF. I barely play that axe. Sad it’s just sitting there. It’s quite an expensive ornament in my music room. I may sell it to get a ‘61 SG.
     
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    axe arsenal Well-Known Member

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    I don't regret selling (about 30) guitars. I always think about it over and over before deciding to sell. On the other hand, I regret buying some of them.
    "Why did you get rid of such a fantastic instrument" people all the time say to me....And I always have a good reason ("in need of money" isn't one of them).
     

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