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. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    You guys are all crazy, but in a good way. AP, I love the fact you're in the middle of the road with 14 PRS guitars and 5 amps in your signature :)

    I guess I represent the stalls, which is likely a good chunk of their market; came into this middle aged, never going to gig, percolated up from off brand to SE, S2 and core.

    Love DC, SC and Stypes, so will continue to have 1 of each in the house and plan is for just the models change with time, percolating upwards, although I love what I got.
    For a home user the helix type amp solutions are epic value, save a bunch of money there.
     
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  2. RaySachs

    RaySachs New Member

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    For a long time I was under $5000. Then I got a Silver Sky and now my two acoustics and two electrics are in the $5500 neighborhood and that low only because an accounting error gave me a $900 strat for $140 a couple years ago. I reported the error as I should have, but it was never corrected. It was my #1 until the Silver Sky relegated it to backup duty. And my 2 small amp’s and a few pedals are close to another grand.

    I spent considerably more in the process of figuring out what I liked and didn’t like this time around (I played as a kid, all but stopped for about 30 years, then started again a few years ago), but that’s what I have in my current setup. Way closer to 5 than 10, but clearly more than 5 now. Even with the experimenting and losing $$ on selling the rejects, I’m probably still well below $10K spent overall.
     
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  3. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf I'm a Dog! I do Dog Things!

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    I'm also in the middle-of-the-road it's a pretty safe place to be as said before spent 20,000 maybe it's worth 12,000. Safely in the middle-of-the-road where you can rationalize to your wife......
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Most of my gear is 30 years old, so about £50!

    The SE 245 was a kind gift, so my estimate stands!

    Just in case anybody can’t remember how pleased and grateful I am -

    [​IMG]
     
  5. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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  6. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    $500.

     
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  7. Davey

    Davey TV remote CEO

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    If it werent for guitars I'd be putting it all into cars....or maybe if it weren't for cars I'd be putting it...ooh nevermind.
     
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  8. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Social distancing be like ^

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    Oh, I do this on occasion. If the weather is bad I’ll drive my old car which can’t be worth more than a couple grand. Had I gig about a month ago where it was below freezing and was raining.
     
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  9. Buildermike

    Buildermike Can you have too many?

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    Waaaaay too much to admit.
     
  10. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Social distancing be like ^

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    This pic would be much more effective in conveying that emotion, if you had perhaps pee'd your pants or something. If I had photo editing skills, I'd fix that for ya.
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Luckily I put a Teneman in that day!
     
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  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Social distancing be like ^

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    Holy crap! I just added nothing but guitars and amps and had to change my vote. I hadn't even gotten to speaker cabs, modelers, pedals, etc. and was already over what I voted the first time. :eek::eek:
     
  13. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Social distancing be like ^

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    Is that like a Depends?
     
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  14. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    That's the same realization I came to as well.
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    I "PLEAD" the fifth????? Damnit, I've been getting it wrong all these years. I always that it was "I DRANK the fifth!!"
     
  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yep!

    Stood in the kitchen this afternoon and thought about that amazing day! Still blows me away!’

    Thanks guys :D
     
  17. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    [​IMG]
     
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  18. bodia

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

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    Bwahahahahahahaha
     
  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Does it matter which currency I report in?
    I assume I don’t have to include gifts. Maybe I should just vote for Mrs.
     
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  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I figure it’s not what I spend, it’s what I earn in net profit with the gear.

    OK, call me a capitalist swine. ;)
     

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