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Have you ever totaled your $$ in gear?

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  • Have you ever totaled your $$ in gear?

    It was really dead at work last night, so I made a list of my guitars and amps and how much each cost me (maybe not exact as I was going from memory, but probably all within 5. or 10.).
    When I added them up I was a bit shocked....I never came close to realizing how much I had spent in gear.

    I have 37 guitars, and of those I only bought 17 new, ranging from 100. to 450. - and the rest are all used ranging from 100. to 400.
    I figured since for the most part, I've been a good shopper, got good deals, I maybe at the MOST, had about 3000. in guitars and amps.
    Wrong.
    It came up to just shy of 7000. in guitars and almost another 2000. in amps.
    Now I know there are many here who have less guitars & amps of the VERY expensive variety, (not to mention those who have as many or more of the higher-priced gear) that will make my total look like peanuts, but I was still surprised.

    And nowhere figured into that are cases, gig bags, tuners, pedals, strings, cables, and numerous other accessories, or my two project guitars and the parts for those or parts for modding other guitars, etc., etc. - think I'm glad I can't begin to factor in that stuff.

    I'm sure there are some who have kept a detailed accounting, but for those like myself who haven't, anyone else ever just sat down and figured it up one day how much they've spent on gear currently owned and come away just as surprised?

    I'm not sure, but I think this could help curb my GAS a bit.
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    Since I buy $2K guitars these days, I try not to think about that
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    • #3
      BluesHawk, I recently started keeping a spreadsheet. I felt the same way you did when you saw the total $ amount, which was !!!!

      Needless to say, I really feel I should sell more stuff and just enjoy what I have rather than GASSING all of the time.
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      • #4
        I believe my total is around $3000. That should be up to almost $5000 by the end of the summer.
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        • #5
          Ha...<$500

          I'm sure it will be WAY too high sometime next year once I have my degree and job

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          • #6
            I will probably end up just over $1000 after I upgrade the Tele.Not to bad for my starter gear (or get back into it gear).
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            • #7
              Im at about $5000 which is less than most other mens toys at my age. The good thing is by Ebay account I have about $6500 worth
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              • #8
                too much.
                its hard for me since I do all lots of buying/selling/trading.
                I roughly have about 4500 in guitars
                800 in amps
                900 in pedals
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                • #9
                  bout $700, cables and all...beat that!

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                  • #10
                    No.

                    Deliberately.

                    Let alone adding up the profit-and-loss accounts on all the astuff I no longer have. That way madness lies.
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                    <div class="message"> everyone has different gear and stuff like this tends to be quite subjective.</div>

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                    • #11
                      Im at about $5000 which is less than most other mens toys at my age. The good thing is by Ebay account I have about $6500 worth


                      lol when you put it that way,my new Harley was only $7200 I have 3 of those & it's winter,well almost Spring & I can't wait!
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                      • #12
                        Right now?

                        Sheraton $600
                        Sheraton Mods $200
                        Hagstrom $500
                        Tele Hot Rod $1600
                        LBenito Acoustic $1500
                        Boss GT8 $450
                        Peavey Classic 30 $600
                        Peavey mods $240
                        Vox AD60vt $500
                        Tuner + pedals $300

                        So that's about $6500 but not really the problem. The real issue is how much I've spent during the last three years I've been playing on stuff I've bought and sold. There was a lot more cash spent on that.

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                        • #13
                          No.

                          Deliberately.

                          Let alone adding up the profit-and-loss accounts on all the astuff I no longer have. That way madness lies.



                          Ive probably lost $3000 or more on band PA gear
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                          • #14
                            not posting my total, wife might see it lol

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                            • #15
                              Funny. I just did that two weeks ago.

                              I have about $2400 that I've spent on guitars and amps so far. I've been fortunate enough to make some profits on my sales so after calculating that in, I have about $1500 in.

                              Now if I manage to sell my classical guitar this weekend. I'll be under $1000 that I've spent on my gear. Almost enough to justify buying a SG classic or a Tele thinline.

                              Nah, I'm pretty happy with my set up now so less gathering and more practicing is par for the course.
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