When you own too much gear.

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  1. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    I was talking with my Dad a few weeks ago and we were talking about "his" music room. He mentioned that he hasn't played my amp in years.............I thought, what the hell are you talking about????

    I COMPLETELY FORGOT that 20 years ago or so his cheap little amp quit so I loaned him one I wasn't using at the time. He bought another cheap ass amp to play instead of using the one I loaned him.

    Well I got it back and was excited to play it but ALL the pots are super scratchy and essentially the amp is useless until I can get it fixed.

    It was a Roland Jazz. Chorus 77. I bought it from the original owner back in the late 80s.

    Crazy stuff.
     
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  2. bodia

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

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    Too funny. I took lessons at Grigg's Music, in Davenport, way back in the mid 80s. My teacher had a JC-120. Loved that amp.
     
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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    It also gets hard to carry around.

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  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I keep lending relatives guitars to create more space, but half of them decide they don’t want to play after all and make me take them back.
     
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  5. DickBanks

    DickBanks New Member

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    Great amp!
    Hope that the De-Oxit cleans the pots. Most of the time, it does.
     
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  6. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Wonderful amp...clean those pots, and keep it covered when not in use... should last another 20 or so...De-Ox spray will work wonders.
     
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  7. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Ha ha ha boy do I know that feeling.

    I've got an H &H enclosed trailer stuffed to the gills with gear plus my basement has nmy gear everywhere. I can't believe my wife hasn't blown a gasket!!!

    I'll have another guitar coming to join my herd before too long............never ends!
     
  8. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Hi Uncle Veinbuster!!!
     
  9. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    I worked for Griggs part time about 15 years ago. Employee discount!!!!!!

    I bought a ton of gear through that store back then including a new anniversary Strat for my dad when he turned 60.

    I used to do horn repos!!!!!

    That was crazy crazy crazy! I had a woman absolutely wig out on me trying to repo a trumpet. Wish I had it recorded.
     
  10. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I had completely forgotten that I loaned a friend an old beat up Yamaha Strat clone with a floyd, and an old beat up Dean Markley solid state practice amp.
    I wonder if they still work, or if he still has them?
    I shall find out.
     
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  11. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    There have been times when I've forgotten something small that I come across, like a pedal.

    If I ever forget I bought a guitar then I'll know the time has come to start selling.
     
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  12. bodia

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

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    I spent a TON of time at that place. Me and a couple of buds were there weekly buggin' the guys in the Guitar Department. I think one was named Steve. Pretty sure about that. The other, maybe, was Dave?

    I haven't been in there in, probably, 20 years. Whenever the HB deal goes down, I may have to stop in before I head for home.
     
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  13. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Ha ha.....l was in the davenport store last month. I was really disappointed.

    At least we can enjoy tacos!!!
     
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    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    You must mean Steve Judge.
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    That's the guy! He's still there?

    Bummer to hear about your disappointment
     
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  16. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Steve Judge was or is part owner. TBH I've lost contact with most of the guys there and had most of my contact with them doing horn rentals.

    I should also point out I worked out of the Washington location but made trips to Dav store frequently.

    I was sure bummed going there last month. Not much guitar stuff anymore.

    Wife had her annual cookie bake with her sisters so son and I were ordered out of the house.

    We looked at guitars!!!
     
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  17. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    What is too much gear? I've never heard that term!
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Love your guitars, don’t envy string change month!
     
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  19. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Oh that's some kind of smack my wife uses.

    What the hell does she know???
     
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  20. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    JC77's are awesome little amps, I had one as my main gigging amp back in the 80's. De-oxit should help a lot.
     
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