Oh no. No. NO.

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  1. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Ever have one of those days where you just shouldn’t have gone to the local shop? I sure did today.

    The local shop has a sister business online, in addition to being a PRS dealer they have one of the largest boutique effects selections in the state, and have even more at the sister warehouse, which is right in town, they will bring anything you want in from the warehouse to demo. I’ve been needing to up my game in the delay and reverb department, specifically needing a multi-fx delay unit that I can program presets to cycle through. I need something I can use to get all the textures I want live, without having to slow the set down between songs to adjust knobs, tap tempos, etc. also wanted something with dual delays. So I had them bring in an Empress Echosystem. It’s mega cool, I bought it, yada yada yada.

    I wanted something somewhat familiar to demo it with, so I grabbed a nearby S2 Studio (in frost blue, no less) and went into a Sonzera 50 combo. And that’s where the real gear problem started.

    This is the 3rd or 4th Studio I’ve played, and they just keep getting better. Like they have something to prove to me, and I keep trying to deny it. They’re always mega resonant, great tonal balance, and the one I played today really highlighted all the things I love about single coils and in-between pickup positions, without the things I hate. Deep, rich tones, not ice picky, not anemic in the bass, but plenty of single coil bite, and excellent “quack” on the neck/middle combo. So there’s that.

    And then, as if I wasn’t in enough trouble, that damn Sonzera was just killing it. Pristine cleans, but not too glassy, and adjustable in the mids... where my Vibrolux is not... I like to have a mid-power, portable combo on hand...

    So my Vibrolux is sweating, as I think may be my Mira Soapbar. I love it, sounds great, but I just never use it. Don’t ask me why. I could see myself using that Studio a ton. I’m at maximum gear inventory right now, so decisions must be made, and the motivation is real, because once those Studios are gone, they’re gone...
     
  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Where’s a professional enabler when you need one?

    “Les, you may be an amateur, but you can probably enable this transaction.”

    “I gotta think Sergio would do a better job.”

    “Oh, well, yes, that’s probably true.”
     
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  3. Wakester

    Wakester Pleased to meet you I'm the uninvited guest

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    Its probably a good thing I don't know where that store is. I would be maxed out on a non-existent credit card, and divorced before my right foot stepped out the door.

    As for what you should do, trade some things that aren't getting used as much, or sell a kidney.:eek:
     
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  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Looking forward to your NGD and NAD threads Andy.:)
     
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  5. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    The struggle is real
     
  6. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    I know the struggle - I was jamming at a friends house on a Silver Sky thought I was playing OK for a change friend says " that might be the best you have ever sounded " and yes the guitar is for sale ;/
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.

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    Nonsense. You do a spectacular job of leading by example.
     
  8. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Trouble...
    Good trouble!
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I'm STILL reaching for it first!
     
  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.

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    And Andy... you know what you should do, and you even have a plan.

    Not that you need any help but, I [email protected] dare you. In fact, I’ll even step it up by saying if you buy the Studio, I’ll buy a guitar.
     
  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Double dog dare!
     
  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Ooooo...the plot thickens!
     
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  13. bodia

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

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    Yeah! This! I'll buy one, too......wait......
     
  14. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    The suspense is killing me!!!
     
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  15. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Yikes, this is getting REAL!!!
     
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  16. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Welcome to Episode Two of Temptation Forum Island, the reality internet show where random forum members are tempted by new gear and think about leaving their old gear, given a challenge, and the pot is stirred to see what happens.

    In Episode One, nice-guy forum member Andy spent some time flirting with a single guitar and amp, and expressed interest in leaving current gear he’s been married to, and running off with the tempting gear he fooled around with.

    Forum Island enabler/troublemaker Sergio threw down a challenge, stating that he would find a new instrument if Andy consummated the purchase.

    Today we find other Forum Islanders eager to see if Andy will take the bait. Meanwhile, Les, the Island witch doctor, is contemplating selling off all of his musical gear to become a rosewood farmer in Madagascar.
     
  17. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.

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    I’m already picking out a guitar.
     
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  19. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    Puff puff buy
     
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  20. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Now I’m gonna feel guilty for you not getting a guitar, if I don’t get one. You’re deviously good at this.
     
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