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30 minutes ago, diablo175 said:

.....I told myself (and the wife) that lie as well....

It's true - if something would crap out mid-gig I'd be in full panic mode. Not now. I have every base covered. At least once. B)

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I faced up to reality (and advancing age or something) 3-4 years ago. Did a count and stopped deluding myself. The number (guitars and basses) had slipped into 3 digits by a fair margin. Lots of duplication, justified by each being "a bit different" or "irreplaceable". And with "the band" now being 3 years in the rear view mirror......

While my wandering eye continued, I decide a 3 out for each one in would be a good guide.....The numbers are way down, though still above what they should be. Feeling a bit better about it. But, as always, reducing head count by another "8 or 10" would be a good thing. But I still have several with one or more "dibs" that I cannot bring myself to cut loose.

Also on the positive side, a large portion of them went to folks here.

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2 hours ago, hamerhead said:

It's true - if something would crap out mid-gig I'd be in full panic mode. Not now. I have every base covered. At least once. B)

Agreed... to a degree: I played a gig with my band out in Seattle and busted a string on my (at that time) one and only axe- the Floyded '76 Strat- and had to borrow the co-guitarists' back up axe-  a hard tail Les Paul. It was never to be repeated.

But having 8 of essentially the same guitar ( various p'ups  and control options, to be fair) goes far beyond covering the possibility of replacing a guitar mid gig. :P

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3 hours ago, murkat said:

Properly cut 6/6 nylon nut will cure that.

I'll put that on my "Shit that Jason Needs to Do but Doesn't Because He's Also Afraid of Fucking it Up and so Stays in a General State of Neurosis" list.

It can go just behind the clutch return spring hack I need to do to the corvette. 

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1 hour ago, LucSulla said:

I'll put that on my "Shit that Jason Needs to Do but Doesn't Because He's Also Afraid of Fucking it Up and so Stays in a General State of Neurosis" list.

It can go just behind the clutch return spring hack I need to do to the corvette. 

I would like to declare my membership in the "it's hiding in a case because I'm too lazy to fix it" club.

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I was waiting to see if an exact duplicate thread popped up....just in case.  😆

I've got some project items too.  Who doesn't?  I generally don't have duplicates, but similar of some items.

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On two occasions, I have gone selling binges to fund an expensive jazz guitar that I really wanted using my Reverb store, A.V.'s Gear Outlet.  Most of the time, however, I feel like changing the name of the store to A.V.'s Gear Inlet.

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2 hours ago, tbonesullivan said:

I would like to declare my membership in the "it's hiding in a case because I'm too lazy to fix it" club.

The Kiz’ Senior has needed the scratchy neck volume knob replaced since before I bought it. Could have something to do with the one meeelion different pickups it’s had in it!  I just keep playing it. 

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On 3/7/2021 at 12:52 PM, LucSulla said:

I'll put that on my "Shit that Jason Needs to Do but Doesn't Because He's Also Afraid of Fucking it Up and so Stays in a General State of Neurosis" list.

 

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To quote Roger Miller's song King Of The Road: "I'm a man of means by no means." ;)  I got rid of a lot of 'redundant' gear during The Great Recession, stuff that was for the most part just collecting dust and otherwise just not serving any real use, and I don't ever want to go down that road again.  Most of the few guitars I have now are Teles or Tele-style Partscasters (all are different pickup-wise from each other for variety's sake), plus a couple of Godins and a AXE LP Junior-style guitar for my 'Gibson-scale electric guitar' needs.  All were bought used, not new...I'm frugal that way.  I like 'em all, I play most of 'em on at least a monthly basis if not weekly, and above all else I've bonded with 'em, so I'm happy with what i've got.   I don't really do the 'collecting' thing for much of anything anymore, I'm now much more into using and enjoying what I've already got.  I rarely use pedals so I don't have many of those...and none of those are boo-teek anyway.  Amp-wise, I only have two VHT 18-watt Standard heads (one is a spare in case the other one blows up, though it hasn't yet :rolleyes:), a Mojotone 18-watt Marshall head build, and two VHT 'Special 6' heads (again, one as a 'spare').  I do rotate my amps for use and maintenance purposes, and they're all tube-driven.  For home and local use, this'll pretty much do it for me, for the time being.  B)

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On 3/6/2021 at 8:42 PM, diablo175 said:

'Cause one of them is great. Lots of them is f-ing amazing.

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The fiddle at the bottom right even caught my reaction in its graphics: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ..... !

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No true duplicates in the Menehune Hut. Some duplicate guitar body shapes, but all different neck carves and pickups. More so with amps - no duplicates, and each chosen for uniqueness in tones it can deliver.

 I do have a duplicate stompbox, either an Ibanez AD-9 or a CS-9 from the 80s - I can't recall which right now - but its mate needs repair.

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9 hours ago, Menehune said:

No true duplicates in the Menehune Hut. Some duplicate guitar body shapes, but all different neck carves and pickups. More so with amps - no duplicates, and each chosen for uniqueness in tones it can deliver.

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I went to see a friend play a Simon and Garfunkel gig... he played a 6 string acoustic, a 6 string acoustic with chorus on, a 12 string acoustic, an electric 6 string, an electric 6 with chorus on and an electric 12 string... and even knowing they were different, heck I could see them... there wasn't any significant difference. The only person who cared, was him.

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2 hours ago, Armitage said:

I went to see a friend play a Simon and Garfunkel gig... he played a 6 string acoustic, a 6 string acoustic with chorus on, a 12 string acoustic, an electric 6 string, an electric 6 with chorus on and an electric 12 string... and even knowing they were different, heck I could see them... there wasn't any significant difference. The only person who cared, was him.

 

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On 3/8/2021 at 3:24 PM, Biz Prof said:

 

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I wish I had this to put on my bookshelf at school.

Side note, I am actually the head of my program starting in July, so I should have actually had this heart attack I managed to duck by this time next year (I so hope that is a joke). 

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I sold off a bunch of gear when I got divorced and moved into a small apartment. Now that I'm into a decent sized house and done with my, um, divorce obligations, I have room for more gear. But a weird thing happened. When I downsized to the apartment, I found having less junk to be kind of freeing. I kinda like having a big, uncluttered space. So, weirdly, no new guitars or amps have come to the new house. And I'm finding I can more than make do with what I have. 

Go figure.

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20 minutes ago, jwhitcomb3 said:

I sold off a bunch of gear when I got divorced and moved into a small apartment. Now that I'm into a decent sized house and done with my, um, divorce obligations, I have room for more gear. But a weird thing happened. When I downsized to the apartment, I found having less junk to be kind of freeing. I kinda like having a big, uncluttered space. So, weirdly, no new guitars or amps have come to the new house. And I'm finding I can more than make do with what I have. 

Go figure.

Can the mods please address this obvious heresy?

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I just got Covid Boredom. No effect on my income but working at home and no travel, so I bought some guitars. It's just a thing to do, to add some excitement now and then, I guess. I never DUPLICATE apart from both my amps being Tweeds because if I ever gig again I want a backup that sounds roughly the same.

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1 hour ago, polara said:

I never DUPLICATE apart from both my amps being Tweeds

You really like smokin' them tweeds, eh?

 

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