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manwithgun
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Post by manwithgun » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:12 pm

Just sold my '52 Re-issue, had it for 10 years and swore i was gonna keep it forever.
Unfortunately, unforseen circumstances mean that i had to sell it as i am in desperate need of money :(

Think i am a little depressed right now, anyone else been though the same thing?

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Post by chimpboyjay1 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:59 pm

Yeh I've recently sold all of my gear apart from a guitar, bass and practice amp.

My band split up a few weeks ago and my family and I are currently moving house, so I wasn't getting that much use out of them.

I also need the money for my driving lessons and car.

But i'm working all this summer and by the end I should have enough to go on a shopping spree to denmark street :)

Sorry to hear about your guitar though - I hope your circumstances improve soon.
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Post by MaxRossell » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:02 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="2" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by manwithgun</i>
<br />Just sold my '52 Re-issue, had it for 10 years and swore i was gonna keep it forever.
Unfortunately, unforseen circumstances mean that i had to sell it as i am in desperate need of money :(

Think i am a little depressed right now, anyone else been though the same thing?
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If it's any consolation I think that a lot of people are going to be hitting some "unforseen circumstances" pretty soon, thanks to those geniuses on Wall Street.

I'm sure you'll be back fighting fit and in guitar-buying shape in no time.

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Post by Dunky » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:05 pm

Selling gear you love is always a sad thing..... but if it keeps you and your family going through a rough patch it is always worth it in the end, gear can always be replaced.
Hope things pick up soon.
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Post by ESBlonde » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:23 am

It is sad to release your pets back into the wild. I have been on my knees before and can say that family and friends are more important than any (however long loved) guitar of piece of gear is valued. I've got guitars and an amp that each exceed 30 years custody with me. I have parted with others of course and would these too if needs must. You should always try to have a beater guitar around to fan the flames and keep your spirits up, in the end its the music not the gear.

We're all going to a 4 day week now so the sky darkens, but we will all get through this one day soon. Been there and done it before.

Best wishes.
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Post by a.hun » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:53 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="2" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by manwithgun</i>
<br />Just sold my '52 Re-issue, had it for 10 years and swore i was gonna keep it forever.
Unfortunately, unforseen circumstances mean that i had to sell it as i am in desperate need of money :(

Think i am a little depressed right now, anyone else been though the same thing?
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">Sorry to hear about that. Not great.

Yes, I've been there. Not through an economic depression though but through illness. I was in the final year of my nursing training and got slammed by a pretty unfriendly little virus beasie. Basically flattened me for all of 1988, and I was pretty lucky to be able to go back and finish my training after only about a year out. Of course money got very tight so I had to sell 'most everything bar the Orange head. Lost my first two basses, LP collection, quite a lot of other stuff I still miss. Still wish I could also have kept my first bass - nothing special, but a well usable Aria Jazz copy. Only got peanuts for it too.

Main thing though is that I got my health back and could start over. Wishing you good health, and the strength to see past the bad times!
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="2" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by MaxRossell</i>
<br />If it's any consolation I think that a lot of people are going to be hitting some "unforseen circumstances" pretty soon, thanks to those geniuses on Wall Street.
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">Yeah, without meaning to get too political here, I can see where the late great Kurt Vonnegut was coming from when describing modern Capitalism as 'what we call the casinos on Wall Street'. Thanks a bunch guys, we all get to share the 'joys' of losing now!

(PS no I'm not your communist / anarchist / subversive type - not as such. Well okay, maybe just a tiny bit subversive... [:p])


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Post by Norrin Radd » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:19 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="2" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by a.hun</i>
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(PS no I'm not your communist / anarchist / subversive type - not as such. Well okay, maybe just a tiny bit subversive... [:p])


Andy.
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That's okay Andy! if it weren't for that type, we'd all be speaking <i>Latin</i>.
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Post by MaxRossell » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:17 pm

Also to echo the sentiments of other boarders, I know what it's like to have to part with a treasured gear item because of money problems (apparently making rent was somehow more important than my Les Paul Classic - bah).

Like I said, you'll be back on your feet soon.

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Post by notagain » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:19 pm

Best of luck getting back to normal.
Gear is wonderful, but it will not feed
you and your family or pay the rent.

Many of us have gone through it, and have come
back stronger.

Keep your chin up and try to stay positive

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Post by a.hun » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:10 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="2" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Norrin Radd</i>
<br />That's okay Andy! <b>if it weren't for that type, we'd all be speaking <i>Latin</i>.</b>
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">LOL! Or maybe Dutch. New York used to be 'Nieuw Amsterdam' you know, and Haarlem and Breukelen (US) could well have had slightly different spellings if things had worked out just a little differently...
Oddness, eh? ;)


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Post by Bluz57 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:21 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="2" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by manwithgun</i>
<br />Just sold my '52 Re-issue, had it for 10 years and swore i was gonna keep it forever.
Unfortunately, unforseen circumstances mean that i had to sell it as i am in desperate need of money :(

Think i am a little depressed right now, anyone else been though the same thing?
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Sorry you had to sell your gear.Especially a 52 Tele.Most of us will suffer before this is over.I am bleeding out slowly.
It will hit bottom latter this year.Just prepare yourselves the best you can.Buy food not gear.
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Post by Orphin » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:49 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="2" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by manwithgun</i>
<br />Just sold my '52 Re-issue, had it for 10 years and swore i was gonna keep it forever.
Unfortunately, unforseen circumstances mean that i had to sell it as i am in desperate need of money :(

Think i am a little depressed right now, anyone else been though the same thing?
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It hurts to just read this post. No I have never had to sell something I love that I want to keep. I hope I never have to do that.
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