Gear you miss: stuff that you shouldn't have sold

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Gear you miss: stuff that you shouldn't have sold

Post by jc_terrones » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:19 pm

What do you miss and why?

Me? A Universal Audio 2108. That thing really sounds good on kick and snare. I bought it as a result of Larry's review a while back. I miss it.

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Post by Electro-Voice 664 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:34 pm

Auditronics 501 console
?68 Fender Twin Reverb
60?s Gretsch roundbadge midnight sparkle kit
Ibanez flying pan
Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Wah face
Fender Rhodes 73 suitcase and 88
Rogers Cleveland swivo kit
Hammond B3 w/ Leslie 147
60?s Vox Phantom 12
70?s Gibson SG custom

The list goes on too long? :shake:

All the money went back into gear, but still...

Oh, I miss all this shit because I like the music made on it and I remember the good times had with friends. Sure wish I could have it all.
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Post by Jeff White » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:35 pm

Oktava MK-219. How I would like to send my old one to Michael Jolly to mod for me. Now I have to look for two deals on ebay when those things went for like two for $100 at GC or $40/piece on ebay a few years ago.

Alesis HD24. I sold it for my Powerbook (for remote recording), which I love and works well for me. Now everything that I record is done in Digital Performer 4.61. However, I loved the HD24. Best stand-alone digital recorder out there that's not a Mac... and not the Radar system.

Gibson Les Paul DC Special Faded. Sold it for my American Tele, which I love. However, I miss those P-90s.

Baby Taylor M. I would love to have this guitar again so that I could leave it at my girlfriend's house. I never have a guitar when I'm there.


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Post by jc_terrones » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:38 pm

But why do we miss these things? I think this could help us all in our endless struggle(sickness) for cool gear. :)

I miss my 1974 Fender Jazz for it's ability to sound amazing (un)plugged.

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Post by nestle » Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:47 pm

just guitars.

1968 ES335
12 string Ric
1967 Epi Casino
1981 LesPaul Custom

usually feel good about letting go of stuff, ebay is a god send for me.

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Post by kayagum » Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:36 pm

I miss my Bassman 2x12 cab (Mojo vintage 30s).

But I think an Avatar cab could make things better. The Fender 1x15 bassman cab I have now is less comely, but does the trick.
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Post by I'm Painting Again » Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:41 pm

wow wintershed your post is makin' me upset..


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Post by I'm Painting Again » Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:42 pm

I kind of miss my line 6 pod..I think I'm going to have to get another one soon..

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Post by mjau » Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:58 pm

I miss my Akai bass synth pedal, because I sold it a few years ago for about $100 before the used prices went crazy. I don't miss the pedal, though. I do miss my old Orange ad15 combo amp. Sold it when I wanted something bigger and beefier. Stupid.

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Post by honkyjonk » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:12 pm

My seventeen U47's. I used to make really great recordings, but then those Rode mics came out, so I traded up. But they just don't seem right for some reason.

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Post by digitaldrummer » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:45 pm

Gibson Maestro GA-45 amp
my old Champagne Sparkle Ludwigs (even if they were mismatched)
that set of Tama Artstar Bubingas (I was recently wed back then... now my wife wishes I'd get rid of a few more things)
Mike -- Drum tracks starting at $50!

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Post by MASSIVE Mastering » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:55 pm

I had an Orban 642B (black face!) stereo parametric EQ that I sold a few years ago.

Big mistake.

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Post by traveen » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:29 pm

Great topic.. one my wife always reminds me of when I decide to sell something.. she says I always regret it later.. "Always" may not be correct, but in the beginning I made a LOT of mistakes selling things. Now I make purchases and sell things more slowly.

'67 Fender Twin, my first amp
'85 Gibson ES335, my first guitar - a solid body ES335 that they made for one year only.
'73 Gibson Howard Roberts Jazz Fusion (tobacco sunburst)
'58 or '57' Gibson ES125 with Dual P90's
'50's Hammond RT-2 with Leslie 22H
'80's Les Paul..not sure of the model
90's Takemine (sp?) acoustic, the one with a turquoise gecko around the soundhole.

Oddly enough, I miss most of those things because I sold them for too little. I think most people didn't realize this stuff was going to sell for so much years down the road.

In reality, I would probably sell them all again except the Howard Roberts Jazz Fusion guitar and the Hammond organ/Leslie. The ES335 was a pile of crap and the ES125 felt like a Mattel toy guitar. I just sold them too cheap and that's what I regret.

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Post by allbaldo » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:07 am

I sold off some tube Magnacord tape machine electronics, because I didn't have the DIY skills to get it working. The guy I sold it to got it working almost immediately, and said it sounded great. Bummer.

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Post by Eric Rottmayer » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:25 am

MXR analog delay (the big green Hulk one) - thought it was broken and sold
it as broken on eBay...buyer said it worked fine. lost about $300 on that one.

FOXX red fuzz/etc pedal - thought it was lame, turns out they are worth a lot
now. I gave it to someone, I can't even remember. another loss.

my first guitar was a black studio les paul from the 70's that I bought for like $400
and traded at a guitar show for a (at the time unknown) frankenstein Tele...
turns out that les paul was probably worth way more. and the Tele was a total
piece of crap. traded that for a 60's Mustang and traded that for my first Jazzmaster
(80's japan reissue, which I don't regret...).

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