How much money do you have tied up in your gear?

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What's your estimate of the total amount you have spent on your current/largest amount of gear?

  1. < $1,000

    7.0%
  2. $1,000 - $5000

    12.7%
  3. $5,000 - $10,000

    19.7%
  4. $10,000 - $20.000

    21.1%
  5. $20,000 - $30,000

    14.1%
  6. $30,000 - $50,000

    14.1%
  7. $50,000 - $100,000

    7.0%
  8. $100,000 - $150,000

    1.4%
  9. $150,000 - $250,000

    1.4%
  10. >$250,000

    1.4%
  1. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Which is on my side... so far
     
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  2. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Yeah, I had no idea until I needed the inventory for an insurance change. It adds up quickly!
     
  3. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Haha ha I have a rockhopper in my garage too!!!
     
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  4. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    The votes are private, you know. Edit...NOT! LOL
     
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  5. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Yep, everything. Looks like we have significant amounts "investing" in music. I've thought that there are worse things to be addicted to. Drugs being the worst I suppose. But cars, and cameras, watches and bikes along with a very long list of other things can also sink a lot of money into the pit. I think, all things considered, this is one of the better addictions you can have.

    And for those in the lower brackets, don't feel bad, you are either very lucky, or just starting out. ;)
     
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  6. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    My $880 offer from BaM still stands. 10% profit!
     
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  7. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Sorry to break it to you, but they aren't in this poll.
     
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  8. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    Post edited so as not to contribute to the ocean of incorrect information on the internet.
     
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  9. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I didn't know it but Dave did... (below).
     
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  10. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    You can click on the number of votes
     
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  11. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    yes, that was pointed out to me by a fellow member. Sorry for spreading misinformation! :(
     
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  12. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    No worries mate!
     
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  13. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I shudder to think how often the content of this thread will be subpoenaed for future divorce litigations. It’s a trap!!! :D
     
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  14. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    I have to admit, if I had just waited til now to collect every Line 6 amp ever made, instead of buying them all at retail new, I could have saved thousands! The promise of every amp you ever wanted in one box, was just too good to pass up.
     
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  15. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    It’s likely that those with the larger gear tally have been at the acquiring a bit longer, too. If you divided it by the years invested in making music, it’s not as surprising. The result of invested money and pack-rattery :)
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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  17. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    Do I include the price of the transport vehicle(s)?
     
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  18. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    I'm going to abstain. Years ago I tossed this 'n' that into the car to drive across town and play for the first time with what turned out to be a band that lasted for a few years. On that first trip I idly started adding up the prices I'd paid for the gear in the car... and scared myself pretty bad. Stopped counting dollars right then and there, and haven't done it since (yes it's insured, no I haven't totaled up The Big Number in a long time). It's only gotten worse in the meantime.
     
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  19. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Only until the value of the cargo exceeds the value of the vehicle! :D
     
  20. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    I’m around the middle of the chart. I suppose I’m like a lot of the hobbyists here in that I don’t have a lot of spare money for gear, what with all the bills and mouths to feed, but I’ve had a lot of time to accumulate some nice gear.

    Over the years I’ve gradually traded my way up, selling off the squires and epiphones for Fenders and, well not Gibsons (I’ve never actually owned one) but their equivalents. I now consider that I have a nice selection of USA, Japanese and British built guitars, amps and pedals.

    I was a little surprised to roughly work that the difference between what I actually paid for my gear and what it is actually worth now is about the same. I’ve bought lots of stuff second hand and some of it has started to appreciate, to the point that it just about cancels out the depreciation on the bits that I bought new. So I’m kind of happy with that.
     

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