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  • What is your biggest guitar mistake?

    You buy the guitar, bring it home, play it for a while, maybe keep it for a few years, untouched and then realize WTF was I thinking?
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  • #2
    buying my first strat... playing it on and off for a year or so and then not touching it (or any other guitar) for close to a decade...

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    • #3
      Think Im going to have to agree with Pixel on that one. Setting down guitar for all of last year. Just picking it back up the past few months....and I am very disapointed with myself.
      That's what she said

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      • #4
        Buying way too many guitars and amps. Should have bought one nice Strat and amp and left it at that.
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        • bluesmann
          bluesmann commented
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          Doctor Morbius wrote:
          Buying way too many guitars and amps. Should have bought one nice Strat and amp and left it at that.

          Yeah! me too but hey! its a addiction. Some collect cars and motorcycles , We buy guitars and tone machines.


        • Steve2112
          Steve2112 commented
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          Doctor Morbius wrote:
          Buying way too many guitars and amps. Should have bought one nice Strat and amp and left it at that.

          Settling for just a strat is your mistake. I liek strats BUT...think of al the modern day great guitar tone.

           

          Jef Beck? Fantasitic player. Still revelent and revolutionary. But pure sweet fat guitar tone? Hmm not really. Malmsteen?

          Or Joe Bonamassa? Warren Haynes? Gary Moore? (he even switched).

           

          What guitar does more? Jazz...blues. Metal. Rock.

           

           realize you have to go with whatfeels good on your fingers....personal preference. But sounds like you've never even given LP a fair shot. {shrug}


      • #5
        The AS73 I bought last fall. It is really a good guitar for the price, but I never bonded with it. I've never named a guitar, but if I did, this one would be "Dusty", haw haw.

        That, and not replacing the pickups in my Epi LP sooner.

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        • #6
          Becoming a gearhead, and having bad cases of GAS.

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          • #7
            thinking that gear would get you there..
            spending lots of coin on gear just to sell it off.
            not realizing that all i needed was one guitar.. and a good amp..
            Electric Cowbell.. meh...
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            • #8
              Bought a Jackson dinky guitar after i graduated and havent played it in a long time. I really like the pick ups but for the guitar its self dont care much for it. The main problem of it is the FR trem just not a big fan. I am starting to think it was a waste. I wish I would have bought a really nice Les Paul like I have now and a nice amp.
              Guitars:
              94 U.S.A Peavey Predator
              Epiphone 60's Les Paul Tribute Standard
              Amps:
              Vox Pathfinder 15r
              Vox Valvetronix Ad100vt
              Peavey 5150 II w/ Crate Blue Voodoo cab w/ Vintage 30's
              Pedals: Skb Pedalboard
              Fender PT-100
              Crybaby Original Wah
              Ibanez TS-9
              Joyo Vintage Phase
              Joyo Octave/Fuzz
              MXR Micro Chorus
              TC Electronic Flashback
              MXR EVH-117 Flanger
              Joyo 6-Band EQ
              Member of the Squire Army + 5150 CREW

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              • #9
                Selling some guitars I should have kept. Posting here instead of practicing.
                For SaleBoss OBD-3 Bass Distortion Like New $45 shipped.MXR Boost/Line Driver great condition with velcro. $60 shipped.Tech 21 Power Engine 60 Like new. $225

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                • #10
                  Probably my Dan Armstrong. Its my most expensive and least favourite guitar, but at the same time its just something that I have to have!
                  Gear:
                  Cort m200 (with SD 59/JB combo)
                  Ampeg Dan Armstrong
                  Gibson Firebird Studio
                  Gibson Explorer x2 (natural/white)
                  Gibson LP studio
                  Squier Tele Custom II
                  Godin LG EMG
                  Hello Kitty Strat
                  Edwards LPC
                  Jackson COW 6
                  Jim Root Strat
                  ESP Eclipse I DBSB
                  Billy Corgan Strat
                  50s Tribute Goldtop HB
                  Squier Mini Strat
                  Fender Cabronita Tele

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                  • #11
                    epi lp special - fail
                    epi dot - was so excited when I got it but just not right.
                    not realizing that guitars needed to be setup properly - total faildown.

                    getting a hollowbody spruce instead of a 513...regret in the making? time will tell.
                    Slo. Ultralead. ODS100. Flexi50
                    PRS HB. Anderson Bari.

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                    • Steve2112
                      Steve2112 commented
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                      diagrammatiks wrote:
                      1)epi lp special - fail
                      2)epi dot - was so excited when I got it but just not right.
                      3)not realizing that guitars needed to be setup properly - total faildown.

                      getting a hollowbody spruce instead of a 513...regret in the making? time will tell.

                      3) is the reason for 1 and 2. Throw in some user error and voila.


                  • #12
                    I had a Doh! back in 87 when I sold my amazing 1985 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty. And of all thing too fund the purchase of a new 87 Kramer Barretta.
                    I had too kick in another $200 on top of the Gibby btw.
                    Both are gone one costs about $4000 too replace and the other can be had for under $700 when they surface.
                    Next dumb thing was amp related. Traded a non working(easy fix) Marshall Major head for a SS Crate head and 2 4x12 cabs in the 80's as well.
                    I blame the hairspray.
                    Squier 51 - (stock)
                    Gibson The Paul II - (Emg 81/Emg 60)
                    Epiphone Les Paul Custom - (Custom Custom/APII)
                    Peavey V-Type LTD - (Super Distortion/Air Norton)
                    Laney GH50L/Peavey 4x12 MS
                    Line 6 Spider Valve 112
                    Pod Pro 2.0

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                    • #13
                      Not yet starting my own band. I play out, but I really want a project that's just mine.

                      Anything bought with the justification of "just in case," as in, "just in case I need to play surf/jazz/metal." My equipment and I are already more than capable of fitting into most genres just fine, and buying gear on the off-chance that I'll use it one day is just vain.

                      Thinking for too long that guitars really sound significantly different from one another, due to any number of truly minor factors, and are limited as such. They're just wood, magnets and strings.

                      Not learning to read music early on. Ultimate

                      Going through a pedal-geek phase. It really just kept me from developing as a guitarist.
                      I'm in a band called Little Sluggers. Signature.

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                      • #14
                        Not getting after it when I was 10.

                        EG
                        We're not in Kansas anymore.

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                        • #15
                          not buying a les paul when an upper end model was 400-500

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                          • bubdude
                            bubdude commented
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                            Selling my 1930's steel body guitar,

                             

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