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Have you ever bought the guitar or amp that gave you a bad case of GAS and then immediately regretted buying it?

 

Out of respect (or fear of) the censors only mention non-Epiphone guitars. (Who doesn't love every Epiphone they can get their hands on?)

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I fell out of love with my Taylor 310 dreadnaught after about six months.

 

I had a G&L bass.. L 1000, I think? and I hated that thing every day that I owned it.

Looked good, played nice.. the sound was just sad to my ears.

and I never really got used to the neck.. which is kinda odd since they're so close to fender in the first place.

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Nope...I know what I want, before hand, and don't really DO

"impulse" buys. Can't afford it, for one thing.

 

There's been ONE exception to (my) rule that way, and that was this

latest "Japanese" '61 SG! Which STILL isn't here! LOL! But, as long

as it does arrive, and in good condition, I won't "b...." too much.

(Edit)...It arrived (08-07-08), safe and sound, and it is AWESOME!

 

But, "Seller's Remorse" as Ron calls it, I've had too much experience with,

I'm sad to say. I can think of 4 guitars, right now, I should never have sold!

But, "C'est la Vie!"

 

CB

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I'm afraid seller's remorse is a way bigger deal. Like the Gibsons I sold 40 years

ago.

 

BTW: Jeffery' date=' what the hell [i']is[/i] the correct plural for Ibanez?

I believe it's "Ibani."

 

Just like a Toyota dealer would have multiple "Prii" on the lot.

 

I have buyer's remorse after every major purchase... for approximately twenty minutes. I think about all the things I could have done with the money that might have been "better." But it doesn't last.

 

The hardest I was hit was with my... "inspiration for the Epiphone S-series" I bought in February. It took about three days to accept that I hadn't wasted my money, and I'm quite fond of it now.

 

But' date=' "Seller's Remorse" as Ron calls it, I've had too much experience with,

I'm sad to say. I can think of 4 guitars, right now, I should never have sold!

But, "C'est la Vie!"[/quote']That is why I have decided I will not be selling any of my guitars, unless I am in dire financial need.

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Yes. Some of the experimental stuff, different body and neck materials, stuff like that, a pickup or three. Even 2 Gibsons that I just couldn't like for more than a few minutes at a time. I catch myself looking at some of the stuff, thinking "Why in hell would I spend $XX on a POS like that?", when the reason I bought it was simply to find out about it for myself.

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I bought an ESP EC500 with active pickups on impulse from an Internet store. I hated it within hours of opening the box and sold it a month later. I still do not know why I didn't like it - it was beautifully made, looked great - although for some reason I think the active pickups were part of it.

 

It's the only guitar I've sold that I didn't regret getting rid of.

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Never really had buyer's remorse ('B.R.'?) as I do, too, do a tonne of research before I buy.

 

Although I must admit that I hadn't really played a Casino before I made my recent purchase, and I was a little initially unimpressed by aspects of the guitar before slowly falling in love with it. Now, I'm a confirmed polygamist with the Casino having happily joined the ranks of my other guitars.

 

Seller's Remorse ('S.R.') never hits me because I never get rid of things. After I moved back to Canada, I even bought a different guitar (same model) of the Ibanez I sold in the U.K. in preparation for moving back to Canada. A friend in the U.K. has also promised to sell back to me the L.P. copy that I sold him 25 years ago and which has quietly sat in a room ever since, not being played. In fact, I think I'll get my cousin to pick that one up and use it.

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Fender 60th Ann. MIM Strat, love the Tex -Mex pups for tone but very low output. Too many tuning issues so I turned it into a hardtail that helped somewhat. I just cant warm up to the neck, not to mention compared to a set neck this thing has no sustain. I've played $1300 Strats that did'nt have as much sustain as my 56 reissue Epi., so I'm going to mod this Strat or sell it,I have'nt decided yet. I said it before in another thread, I wish someone would build an LP body that sounds like a Strat, are you listening Epiphone?

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Fender 60th Ann. MIM Strat ...

 

I've got a 50th (how do they work out these anniversaries?) Ann. Golden Strat:

 

http://www.fender.com.au/electricguitars/strats/50th/50thgolden.php

 

I bought it a year or two ago and have never played it and only had it out of the case once or twice for a few minutes (it would interesting to check the tuning!). About the same time I fell in love with Epiphone Dots & LPs and have never looked back.

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Never!

 

The closest I had was a Kramer/Focus/Faux-Strat. I knew it was a cheap guitar, and bought it to bring on stage and was curious as to what the Fender experience was (without spending the bucks). After playing it a few months, I decided I like the way Gibson/Epi does it better; the shorter scale, longer neck radius, thinner neck, separate vol/tone controls for each pickup, and the Gibson/Epi bridge better (easier to mute the strings on) so I traded it in on the used Epi Casino that I own. Nice thing is, I got out of the guitar exactly what I put into it AND got a good price on the Epi.

 

But it wasn't buyer's remorse. The guitar played as advertised, the action was low, the tone was decent, and it looked great. It served its purpose, and from there I stepped up to what fits me perfectly.

 

Leilani and I have an Epi flat-top, Epi Casino, Gibson ES-330, Parker PM10, ESP/LTD EC50, Ovation, and an Alvarez. Each one of them is worth the money that was spent on it.

 

How can you regret spending money on a musical instrument????? ;-)

 

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Have you ever bought the guitar or amp that gave you a bad case of GAS and then immediately regretted buying it?

 

Out of respect (or fear of) the censors only mention non-Epiphone guitars. (Who doesn't love every Epiphone they can get their hands on?)

 

A day after getting my LP custom, I was like that for about a week. I thought it was a lemon, and after waiting almost 2 months to get it, I didn't want to send it back and start all over. So....that led to more money. (On that one...it wasn't the issue with money, just the fact that I bought something and I didn't think much of it, or at least as much as what I had heard prior to buying it...and no, since I'm a leftie, I didn't get to "try one out" at the local music store prior to purchase.)

 

I also have a couple of Line 6 amps....the Micro Spider I've sort of warmed up to for clean sounds and practice, and the big Spider II? So far I haven't had much use for it.

 

EDIT: Almost forgot. I bought a HWY 1 strat a while back. Some of the aftermarket stuff I've gotten for it (including some Seymour Duncan pups and a white pearl pickguard) has since been taken off and it might be awhile before I find an additional use for the stuff.....maybe if I ended up with a cheap Squier, I'll do something with the parts...

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Never regreted buying any guitar, but I have MAJOR regrets selling my Ibanez Flying V which I got when I was 13, 37 years ago. Sold it when I was about 30. From what I'm lead to believe they where the ones Ibanez made before Gibson took action. I was in redcherry sort of colour........ AAAHHHHHHH still wish I had never done that...............

 

I really loved it.

 

 

Cheers

 

RR

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I've got a 50th (how do they work out these anniversaries?) Ann. Golden Strat:

 

http://www.fender.com.au/electricguitars/strats/50th/50thgolden.php

 

I bought it a year or two ago and have never played it and only had it out of the case once or twice for a few minutes (it would interesting to check the tuning!). About the same time I fell in love with Epiphone Dots & LPs and have never looked back.

 

Some are anniversaries of the guitar, others are of the company...

 

I saw a 50th Anniversay Strat once... it was a 1996, which meant fiftieth anniversary of Fender. The 2004 is a fiftieth anniversary of the Stratocaster, and the 2006 is a sixtieth anniversary of the company.

 

It makes eBay ads quite fun.

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