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I've been listing and pricing my dream machines tonight, so far I'm up to AU$35,000, I should be able to manage it this year, but gotta wait for a house to sell, not a great market at mo.

 

GASSING BAD, I'm not a patient soul, here is a rough draft of my list:

 

Amps

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Marshall MG Zakk Wylde 15 Watt MicroStack 2x8"

Behringer VirTube VT-250FX 100Watt 2x12"

Line 6 - Spider Jam

Line 6 - FBV Shortboard

Randall KH-120RHS 120Watt Head & Box 4x12"

Some Valve Amps - still lookin'

maybe a Fender Twin Reverb

Good 32 &/or 48 ch mixer so all plugged in at once, just have to pick which amp at the time.

 

Guitars

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ESP Ltd F-50 Electric Black

Epiphone Firebird VII Limited Ed White

Epiphone EJ-200CE Jumbo Acoustic Electric

Epiphone SG Prophecy GX Custom

Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black Beauty

Gibson SG-3 3 Pickup Worn White Finish

Gibson SG Robot Guitar Metalic Green

ESP Ltd Eclipse Custom Series Electric Japan Model Snow White - EMG Pickups

Gibson Les Paul Robot Guitar Metalic Red

Gibson Les Paul Classic Ebony & Gold

Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 - Wine Red &/or a WildKat

Gretsch G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody

Normandy Chrome Archtop Guitar with Bigsby Vibrato

Gibson Dark Fire - Wine Red

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster

Fender VG Stratocaster

maybe a 2004 50th anniv. Stratocaster

maybe a 2006 60th anniv Telecaster

 

Most of the ones I've listed colours with have been already sourced or limited ed colour, don't like sunbursts, I prefer solid colours or trans quilted.

 

Just hope I haven't cursed my chances by planning ahead.

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clarkuss, I'm only getting a 20% portion of the proceeds and I'm a pensioner so I wouldn't be able to raise a loan for a house. My plan is to go right to the top of Aus (near the equator), don't like the cold, find a farmer and plant a 40' container out in one of the back paddocks so I could blast a 800w PA and no one would hear me, near a creek or waterhole of course. Buy Hercules AutoGrip wall hangers and have both long walls plastered in them.

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If you really do this you will be my new favourite person. And if you pay for my flight I'll come and be your personal guitar tech. I did a mock up the other day of the ten guitars I would buy and it came out something like this:

 

I tried to do it within reason but it changes every day...

 

1. USA John Lennon 1965 Epiphone Casino

2. Gretsch G6119-1962HT Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose HT

3. Gretsch G6122II Chet Atkins Country Gentleman

4. Gibson J-160e

5. Gibson ES-355 with Vibrola

6. Rickenbacker C Series 360/12C63

7. Epiphone Elite Sheraton

8. USA 1964 Epiphone Texan

9. Mid 1960s USA Epiphone Wilshire

10. Gibson ES-225TD

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You've got a few on your list I've forgotten, like you I seem to see something almost everyday that is worthy of the list. You have some classier gear than I've listed, but I'm hovering between value for money and class. Tried to choose carefully but, like the robots, there's a lot differing opinoins on them, one thing for sure, series 1 robots will be worth heaps in 10-20 years simply because of there place in gibson's history, same as the VG Strat, I think that'll become a landmark git for Fender.

 

Original plan was to get a caravan (trailer) so I could go anywhere, but now I couldn't get one big enough so a container will do. I used to live out in the desert in a 20' container and the amount of crap I crammed in there was mind boggling. Containers are easily transported any way, so I won't lose mobility completely.

 

My GAS is just getting worse talking about this stuff, I should have enough to get a new 4wd van too, I'll have to traverse god knows what, when it rains up there it dumps inches per hour rather than hours per inch, and the lightning storms are some of the best in the world, I've already bought a telescope in anticipation. hehehe

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I'm very intruiged by all this! In terms of guitars that surprised me the most I would have to have a Casino, an Elitist Guitar and a Rickenbacker (preferably a 12). These three guitars just blew me away when I got each of them and I wish I didn't have to sell the Ricky 12 and the Les Paul Elite but it won't be long before I buy another one of each I'm sure. When the money starts coming in...

 

In terms of amps you'd probably be better off getting a cracking set of 3-4 (Fender, Vox, Marshall, Orange, Mesa etc) rather than messing about with the lower end stuff. Even one or two really good amps that are different would be everything I need. Then it can be put into some effects pedals or something.

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I haven't played a semi/fully hollow body yet, I've got 2-3 on the list, hey if I like 'em I could end up with half a dozen or more, I'm nothing if not flexible and impulsive.

 

I wan't a few good small amps coz I'll have to generate my own power, I'd like the option of varying my draw on the batteries. Solar panels will be my main source, I'd like to be near a tidal creek too, then I can suspend a waterwheel over it, the tides there are up to 10-12 metres, now that's a nice rush of water.

 

Also, if I wanna relocate my *** for the day/night, it'll be easier to load, carry etc.

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Forgot to add, i'll also have a smattering of other brands, prs, indie, crafter acoustic, rick and I'd cream over a flaxwood. Some 2nd hand stuff to screw around with as projects, have to keep occupied livin' alone in a remote area or you'll go loopy.

 

This list is a bit of a moving target, it changes depending on availability, waiting times etc, if I'm getting something new I have to buy it in oz for the warranty to be valid also.

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Lived by myself most of my life, go to bed and get up when you want, leave the dunny door open, come and go as ya' please. I'm not a hermit, I used to go out almost every night until i was 38, I've lived with several women and shared with all sorts, in most situations, in poverty and power. But I'm at that stage I like my freedom more than most company that comes along.

 

I also have raging tinitus 24/7 so I sleep extremely odd hours, Its 10am here and I haven't been asleep from last night yet. I wouldn't like a woman that was willing to put up with that crap.

hehehe

 

And yeah, I'll look at fishin' etc, but you have to be pretty careful coz of the crocs, they thick with 'em up there. I'm gonna make a spear out of 6' of 3/4" water pipe with a truckload of barbs on one end, any of the f#@ckers come near me I'll jab as hard as I can in the snout and eye region then run like the wind. hehehe

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That's fair enough. I do enjoy my own company but haven't lived with enough women to want to live on my own yet. A croc is better than a fish. More meat! And you can make stuff out of the skin.

 

A croc is better than a fish. More meat! And you can make stuff out of the skin.

If they're big 'nuff' date=' they can do exactly the same to you.

 

[b']You'll need to get a banjo and a rocking chair.[/b]

Absolutely, one of my first bits of furniture, I'll make an awning off the side and watch the sunsets every arvo, weather permitting.

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clarkuss' date='..................My plan is to go right to the top of Aus (near the equator), don't like the cold, find a farmer and plant a 40' container out in one of the back paddocks so I could blast a 800w PA and no one would hear me, near a creek or waterhole of course. Buy Hercules AutoGrip wall hangers and have both long walls plastered in them.

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Love it! =D>

I lived in Far Nth Queensland (Innisfail in the Wet Tropics) for over 10 years and miss it a LOT. I reckon if you head towards the Cape, either way, you'll be fine enough with the crocs. If you're coastal, the big saltwater 'nasty' variants of crocodiles we have in Oz will keep clear of the decibels............if the much less ferocious & less-nasty freshwater crocs become interested, they'll just get into the groove without bothering to eat you.

I am very envious of your plan...............although I do have a wife and family, I'd love to be able to retire up there and do something very similar to what you're aiming at. I'd settle for less than half of the gear on your list, too. =D>

I wish you only the very best.......may it all happen for you =D>

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Well' date=' my piece of advice to you would be to go for quality over quantity. Try out everything and get one thing at a time.[/quote']

 

Well I think there's a fair smattering of quality in my list, and a few that should increase in value, robots, aniversary strats, vg strat, nest eggs, rainy days etc.

 

I'll not mothball 'em either, they'll get played like anything else on the racks. Will keep cases/candy in safe storage, and leave them at home, but that's the only concession, the only clothes I own are t-shirts and shorts, so no buckle rash and I play sitting down usually so no strap rash either.

 

I'm pretty anal about the cleanliness and maintainence, if I come to selling any of 'em I'll give it a fret dressing, new strings and an ultra clean, it'll look and play better than new.

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Love it! :)

I lived in Far Nth Queensland (Innisfail in the Wet Tropics) for over 10 years and miss it a LOT. I reckon if you head towards the Cape' date=' either way, you'll be fine enough with the crocs. If you're coastal, the big saltwater 'nasty' variants of crocodiles we have in Oz will keep clear of the decibels............if the much less ferocious & less-nasty freshwater crocs become interested, they'll just get into the groove without bothering to eat you.

I am very envious of your plan...............although I do have a wife and family, I'd love to be able to retire up there and do something very similar to what you're aiming at. I'd settle for less than half of the gear on your list, too. ;)

I wish you only the very best.......may it all happen for you :)[/quote']

 

 

hehehe, I'm livin' at Sarina, just south of Mackay at mo but it's getting too cold here now, got below 20deg C for an hour or so the other night bbrrrr.

 

Are you goin' to the Townsville 400 V8 Supercars, if i can afford it I'll be there, could catch up or something.

 

BTW I'm sick of the Nazi's running this state, random drug testing and automatic loss of car licence, beyond the pale as far as I'm concerned, civil rights. I gave up drinking about 12 years ago, bit o' mull every now and then (like only every 2nd breath). That's the thing, Northern Territory has all that stuff decriminalised, sounds like home to me.

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What' date=' they perform drug testing on random drivers? How do they go about this? Sounds pretty crazy to me :-s [/quote']

 

Yeah man, just like random breath tests for alcohol, prob do 'em all at same time.

 

And there's several types too, for pot they take a mouth swab, for opiates i think you spit into a little vial. Absolute bullshirt.

 

That's nothing, in Sydney (NSW) they have sniffer dogs patrolling footpaths, parks, railway stations and trains, pubs and clubs including nightclubs. F that, you can't even show your shameful face in public down there.

 

I'm heading where the grass is greener as soon as my settlement comes through.

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Of the guitars on your list the only one I have is the Fender Strat Deluxe. It's an awesome guitar for sure. The VG Strat sure is an interesting guitar and I would rather have one of those instead of the Robot guitars from Gibson. For a Les Paul you should look into one of the Custom Shop reissues. I have two and they are phenomenal. Go for the R6 as its less expensive than most of the CS offerings and the P90's are just so cool.

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if they did that here in glasgow most people would be in jail...

 

Same in sydney, i think they scattered like rats from a sinking ship.

 

There's one state and 2 territories where it's decrim, the state's a dump and one territory is the Australian Capitol Territory, oz's Washington so to speak, it's full of public servants and is like an iceblock in winter. That leaves the Northern Territory, that's where Ayres Rock, Alice Springs, Darwin, Kakadu and the "Never, Never" are, biggest drinkers per capita on the planet.

 

I wanna find somewhere about an hour out of Darwin (capital), it's the biggest city up there, so I figure the largest in size and greatest number of guitar shops should gravitate that way too.

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