Best lockdown purchase

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  1. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    I've made quite a few (for me) guitar related purchases since the covid 19 outbreak. I'm sure it has a lot to do with 4 months of working from home in my spare bedroom where I keep all my guitars and amps.
    I've bought a whole bunch of Van Damme cables, a Strymon Volante, headrush FRFR speaker, tonebone valve pedal, boutique fuzz pedal, boss pedals, power supplies, high current adapters etc. But I think the single best purchase, the single item that has had the biggest impact on my playing, is a cheap metronome.
    I've been using an app on my phone for a few months before but somehow it's not quite the same. It's not just my timing that I think it is improving, but also my note choice. I can set it at a low tempo and slowly work through the scale shapes coming up with new licks all the while having enough time to consciously think about how it all sounds musically. It's forced me to slow down and think about what I'm doing

    What has been your best lockdown purchase?
     
  2. RallyFanatic

    RallyFanatic Perpetual musical mid-life crisis

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    My SE HB:

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    Second would be the partscaster Tele I’m currently building. It was more fun than I expected to pick out each individual part/screw/wire/etc., and I enjoyed applying the finish. The neck (Warmoth) was delayed because of COVID but it finally shipped Thursday.

    Also bought a Headrush FRFR which is excellent.
     
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  3. kipkohl

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    SE HB and Hercules 3 guitar rack stand
     
  4. Fireroadeddy

    Fireroadeddy Left Coast Logic

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    John Mann tuners for my SE Pauls
     
  5. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    Garden waste bags while the recycling centres are closed/restricted

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  6. 93studiolite

    93studiolite Got Birds!

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    The best purchase has been an attenuator for my Marshall Origin 20C. I purchased the amp during the shutdown also, but the attenuator has made it usable for home playing. I was having second thoughts about the amp, but the attenuator has completely changed the way I feel about it.
     
  7. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    Because of the lockdown, I can now spend meetings noodling away on my guitar instead of spending them dreaming about noodling away on my guitar
     
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  8. RallyFanatic

    RallyFanatic Perpetual musical mid-life crisis

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    The Origins really come to life with the volume up. Traded my Origin 20h for a SV 20h and I kinda miss the Origin. Even attenuated the SV is real loud.
     
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  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc PRSf certified

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    Alcohol and Hot Wheels.

    At about 5pm I break out both of them, pour myself a drink, and then throw a new car to the kiddo to distract him from whatever toddler meltdown he’s having.
     
  10. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    To be fair a multi pack of hot wheels has saved the day in this house more than once during lockdown too
     
  11. Blue Rosebuds

    Blue Rosebuds New Member

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    A got a Hofner shorty in sparkle silver for sitting in recliner practicing while watching netflix/youtube. That lead to a Keeley Compressor, Keeley Caverns, Polytune, MXR Brick and a half dozen patch cables. Don't think I have made my "Best" purchase yet...
     
  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    WL Cu24 Fatback, for me. Followed closely by a bottle of Ardbeg.
     
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    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    I have a new PRS rig acquired during the lockdown, some here and some incoming. I got an H combo a couple months ago but have super little time on it. And I have waiting for me at FedEx when I get home from vacation a ‘94 dark cherry sunburst 10 top Custom 22 with Dragons and wings. Should be a killer combination.

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    Nice Wedge. What bridge is that?
     
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    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Well...lots of crap...mostly useless little gadgets I see spending too much time online...like galaxy projectors and Bluetooth speakers...which I hope will help transform my all too familiar surroundings. That and lots of wine, since my home State finally allowed this last year. As many of you know...the combination of wine, music and celestial lighting effects will generally lead to online guitar browsing.
    Once in a while...even GuitarCenter will have an interesting little gem...and flexibility on used pricing has never been better.

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    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Stock stoptail, gold makes it look different.
     
  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc PRSf certified

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    I screwed up with the color changing ones. Not only are they more expensive, but then you have water everywhere too.

    Speaking of water everywhere, these are a game changer for me:



    I accidentally hit my wife in the face with one.
     
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  18. ducmike

    ducmike New Member

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    I haven’t bought any guitar gear since the start of this. Though I have bad GAS for a Paul’s guitar. Was focused on the 594 DC, but realized I like the fatter more mids focused pups in my Santana compared to the BBS in my LP, so thinking a PG would be a great stop tail compliment to the Santana. Would love a Santana with a stop tail and PF electronics.

    Only significant purchases have been a much needed new mattress in extra firm and a full tune up with new cables, chain, and cassette on the road bike.
     
  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    My wallet is pretty light, but I don’t have much to show for it. Mrs however has a bunch of oddly shaped corks on top of the fridge.
     
  20. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Pretty easy to choose.

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    Might be subject to change next week, tho. ;)
     
    #20 11top, Jul 4, 2020
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