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  • How to convince my wife that I really do need more gear?

    I was proud of myself on the last addition.

    I really wanted an es-335 type so I showed her pics of different colors and told her I was just looking but if I ever did buy one which color do you like?

    She choose black with gold hardware. I told her that she was right that really is the most beautiful one of the bunch. Her response was that if I really like it that much I should go ahead and order it.Yes.

    Problem, That color was out of stock. She suggested waiting untill they get more.

    Worse than that ,they had discontinued that color.



    Well it worked once so..... I asked my step son to choose a color and of course I said he was right that is the best. She was happy that he was included and I got my guitar.

    Now I need a new strategy, any ideas?

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    Hypnotic suggestion.

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    • #3
      I think your original method of asking your wife's opinions about colour was the best, as all women are control freaks in one way or another, and the only thing they do well is colour co-ordination
      Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato

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      • #4
        Be very careful, she will now need a pair of shoes to match the guitar.
        <div class="signaturecontainer">(Various Guitars of no interest but to me)</div>

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          Quote Originally Posted by scottgd
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          Be very careful, she will now need a pair of shoes to match the guitar.




          And/or a new purse.

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          • #6
            The question is, do you really *need* more gear?
            No sig.

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by Grantus
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              The question is, do you really *need* a wife?




              Fixed

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by scottgd
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                Be very careful, she will now need a pair of shoes to match the guitar.




                Worse than that -she needs a new kitchen

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by Grantus
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                  The question is, do you really *need* more gear?




                  OK I don't need it to stay alive just to stay sane

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                  • #10
                    Divorce and buy whatever you want?
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                    • #11
                      Well if all the bills are taking care of why do grown men need to ask what to do with their own money? I'm sure the ladies of the house really don't ask this nonsense when they buy shoes,dress's, and hand bags. To only use them once.



                      I find this weird. Maybe because I never saw my dad do this once.If he wanted it he got. Even if he used it once.

                      Yes i'm single and if the bills are taken care of I will get what I want.

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                        Quote Originally Posted by noah76
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                        Well if all the bills are taking care of why do grown men need to ask what to do with their own money? I'm sure the ladies of the house really don't ask this nonsense when they buy shoes,dress's, and hand bags. To only use them once.



                        I find this weird. Maybe because I never saw my dad do this once.If he wanted it he got. Even if he used it once.

                        Yes i'm single and if the bills are taken care of I will get what I want.




                        this
                        The most important part of my religion is to play guitar.
                        Lou Reed

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                          Quote Originally Posted by noah76
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                          Well if all the bills are taking care of why do grown men need to ask what to do with their own money? I'm sure the ladies of the house really don't ask this nonsense when they buy shoes,dress's, and hand bags. To only use them once.



                          I find this weird. Maybe because I never saw my dad do this once.If he wanted it he got. Even if he used it once.

                          Yes i'm single and if the bills are taken care of I will get what I want.




                          I'm lucky in that my wife is basically frugal and I actually tell her to go get some new shoes.

                          You may find this weird but to me it is not . Now that she has completed her degree she is earning a good income and I consider it a matter of respect to discuss bigger purchases with her.

                          This ain't the old days when mom stayed home and dad went to work.

                          I enjoy the challenge of convincing her that I need more. It is not stressful but more of a game.

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by gardo
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                            I was proud of myself on the last addition.

                            I really wanted an es-335 type so I showed her pics of different colors and told her I was just looking but if I ever did buy one which color do you like?

                            She choose black with gold hardware. I told her that she was right that really is the most beautiful one of the bunch. Her response was that if I really like it that much I should go ahead and order it.Yes.

                            Problem, That color was out of stock. She suggested waiting untill they get more.

                            Worse than that ,they had discontinued that color.



                            Well it worked once so..... I asked my step son to choose a color and of course I said he was right that is the best. She was happy that he was included and I got my guitar.

                            Now I need a new strategy, any ideas?




                            There really is only one valid strategy for this scenario. You have to acquire enough gear that, after awhile, it becomes impossible for anyone to tell if new gear has been added.



                            I just picked up a new amp. It went into my basement studio with no notice whatsoever.

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                            • #15
                              The best analogy I've ever made to my wife about Guitars and Gear is that Guitars are like all her shoes, you need different ones for different situations... she understood... of course now I can't complain when she buys another pair of shoes...
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