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The thing you coulda, shoulda bought but didn’t - Reverse-GAS gone wrong

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ThinCrappyTone, Dec 10, 2018.


  1. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    15 years ago I talked myself out an beat up Alembic for $1,000. “It’s a five, I only play sixes.” :banghead::banghead:

    What’s your deal that got away?
     
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  2. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Years ago, a local music store had a used, like new, Modulus Quantum 6 for $1000. I had the cash, but I wasn’t sure about playing a six’r. Obviously, because of this post, I wish I had pulled the trigger.
     
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  3. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    aagh... i feel your pain
     
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  4. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member

    In 1987 I borrowed a 70's Ric 4001 Mapleglo from a local shop owner while my Guild SB-202 was getting some work done. Had it about two weeks. Could have owned it for $400 and decided I liked my Guild more, but I considered doing a trade-in deal.

    In hindsight, I wish I found a way to keep that Ric. It was pretty cool, and I didn't own one until 2016 (a 4003).
     
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  5. I was offered the house painted (someone long before me had painted the bass with oil based outdoor paint the school colors) :( green and yellow upright that I learned on in grammar school when they were shuttering the building and said no. I was the only dumb a@@ to ever want to play bass in the school back in the 60's. I have lived in town all my life, so they knew where to find me at the time. I wish I would have taken it in hind sight. But I didn't and have forever lost a part of my childhood. That is a pretty sad story I wonder if I should re-write the ending :( He said yes and lived happily ever after the end.......
     
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  6. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    i have a few sentimental coulda shoulda’s from childhood as well. Had the chance to re-buy the guitar i learned on, but passed. Now i wish I hadn’t.
     
  7. TBH, I can recall quite a few dumb moves I've made over the decades. I'll dredge up more if I think about it, but these two come to mind immediately...

    Turned down an unplayed NOS Pedulla Rapture fiver for $800. Black with matching headstock, Bart JJ's and pre, tolex case, candy and truss tool, build sheet, etc. I think at the time, the street price was ~$2700.

    Back in 1974 I walked away from a minty one-owner, under-the-bed (literally) '64 Fender CAR P bass, complete with tolex, Fender strap & polishing cloth. The guy got it as a birthday gift, rarely took it outta the case. For sale in the Chicago Sun Times for $185 OBO. The owner wouldn't accept my offer of $175, so I got irked and walked. lol
     
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  8. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    that Pedulla story hurts me physically :roflmao:
     
  9. FingerDub

    FingerDub Banned

    Jan 8, 2016
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    I don't understand - if you only played sixes why would you ever buy a five? This post makes no sense.
     
  10. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    at the time i had constrained myself to only playing sixes. But now I play 4, 5’s and 6’s. So looking back I feel foolish for passing on an amazing deal for what now seems like a silly reason.
     
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  11. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    Germany
    I only ran across a pre-fire Dingwall Prima Artist that was on sale for 1,500.
    I wanted it badly, but had to wait for a bonus to afford it.
    When the bonus came the bass was sold a week prior.
    I still think of that bass, but there was nothing from my part to be done about the situation.
     
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  12. In the 1970's I had a chance to buy an original Fender Mustang from a co-worker for $75 and didn't do it. Over the years there have been a number of times when I didn't buy something and later regretted it. Of course, there are also some purchases I should have avoided.

    Thump on,

    One_Dude
     
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  13. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I have two.
    In 1966 when I was aboard the USS America, I was offered a ratty looking, hand painted old P, slab body, single pickup. It looked like it had been painted a sickly blue with a brush. I turned it down because I thought $50 was too much.

    In 1988, My wife wanted to buy me an amp for my birthday. The store I went to had a Peavey 60 watt combo sitting next to an old Ampeg flip top. Each was $250. I chose the Peavey because I was afraid if the Ampeg failed, I would not be able to repair it.
     
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  14. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    These are great, yet painful stories :)
     

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