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    What sacrifices have you made for gear?

    I just realized how much Im currently suffering from GAS... to the point that it might just be ruining my life....

    I have a date this weekend coming with a very attractive Japanese girl who speaks amazing english, and Im going to cancel in order to pay for shipping on my new Hassy...

    ... Im sick I know...



    So what are some of the sacrifices that youve made in order to further your collection?

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    Pay for the shipment, and take the pretty girl for romantic picnic in a scenic place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibowj View Post
    I just realized how much I'm currently suffering from GAS... to the point that it might just be ruining my life....

    I have a date this weekend coming with a very attractive Japanese girl who speaks amazing English, and I'm going to cancel in order to pay for shipping on my new Hassy...
    What -- you've never heard of credit cards? At least hit somebody up for a loan -- just not me.
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    Rethink. You can just postpone the Hassy for some days, but cancelling a date is off limits. When the next date is scheduled you have a good model for any kind of hands-on experience.

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    Just money. No biggie. :o

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    Get the Hassy as soon as possible! If the girl has any class she will understand.

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    Wait a sec ... I didn't really read your post. You're giving up a date with a cute chick for shipping? What are you stooopid?

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    My sacrifices have involved selling musical equipment. It was mostly musical equipment that I inherited from my father, but never used. No reason for me to have 50 musical items when I make no money playing music, and don't even do it as a hobby as often as I should. So I have been slowly paring down the musical equipment and turning it in to photographic equipment. I have sold a Gibson ES-333, a Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe flametop (traded for my initial Sinar kit), a mint condition Fender Rhodes 73 (not inherited; I had had it for nearly two decades), and I am currently selling a Marshall JCM-2000 TSL 122 combo and a Fender Super Reverb reissue to fund my Linhof Technika III.

    The ones I am keeping for sure: 1927 Martin 00-28K2 (parlor sized, all koa wood, even the top, five made per year for about 10 years, I've never seen another one), 1968 Gibson SG (standard, two humbuckers, Vibrola, nylon saddles, the fastest-playing and most evil-sounding guitar I have ever played), 1968 Gibson ES-330 with factory metallic cherry paint that ended up fading the most amazing metallic copper color I've ever seen on an instrument, also with nylon saddles, Custom Shop Fender Esquire, tan with birdseye neck, and Custom Shop '58 Fender Stratocaster in sunburst with a birdseye neck. These guitars (plus all of my own) are too sweet and have too much sentimental value to me to ever sell them. Well, the Strat miiiight go some day, but not the Esquire.

    Dates don't have to be expensive. In fact, the best parts of the best dates are almost totally free!
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    bad decision in my opinion.

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    Wait, you have a date with an woman for whom you have some sort of attraction and you're considering doing what, canceling the date for a camera? You must be kidding. If you're not then, pardon me for being so blunt, you're a jerk. Keep thinking that way and you'll find yourself with nothing to keep you warm at night save a bunch of mechanical gadgets. Don't be an idiot. Go and find out if maybe she's the girl for you. Maybe she is, maybe not; but you'll never know until you try. If she's got any sort of self respect, she'll dump you in a heartbeat if she finds out that you've dumped her for a camera.
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