Inspired by another thread where @Rusty Chos and I briefly discussed throwing vintage gear away, I just wanna say... some of that sh!t deserved it. People get $200 for those green Sovtek Small Stones now, and IMO they’re trash. How did I come to such an unpopular conclusion? I actually owned two of them back in the day. I guess if you were fine with your uneffected guitar (or in my case Clavinet and MiniMoog) tone sucking, and you needed a 6db drop in volume when you turned that [email protected] on.... they’re great. Otherwise if you were say, going from the clean rhythm in “Who’s that Lady?” to wrapping your head in a bandana and getting all Ernie Isley for the ripping phased out solos: kill me. Same goes for those green Big Muffs, and I’ll forever scratch my head over the fact that people actually pay money for those plastic Arion chorus pedals. In their stock form, they broke, and it’s no wonder peeps need to modify them in order for them to be useful. Digitech Space Station pedals sides would fall off and their photocell’s would get dusty leaving you with a treadle that only worked for like, 50% of the pedal’s throw, and now they’re collectors items? I mean, the same algorithms and effects are available in 90% of 90’s Digitech rack gear, plus a ton more effects and more control over parameters for $50-75. I would say in my experience there is some sought after gear that I would quite frankly rather have a Biyang or Joyo budget piece over for functionality purposes. Now this isn’t to say that some folks who are over the moon happy with their vintage pieces are incorrect, it’s just my opinion. So, what are some pieces of gear that are now highly thought of that you ditched or replaced? And do you regret it at all besides from maybe some lost revenue? Bonus points for stories about throwing gear out or lighting it on fire.