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We're all just renting our equipment.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bigskybassguy, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. It took me until age 58 to realize that we're all only really renting our equipment.

    Example: We'll buy a new $500 Loudifier thing, use it for a few years, then with inflation we'll sell it used for, say, $350.

    Our rent for that use was $150.

    Now with cancer, I realize how much stuff I'm just "renting" so I can enjoy it while I can.
  2. mbelue


    Dec 11, 2010
    Inflation or not, Loudifiers just don't hold their value like they used to.
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    "Loudifier" would be a great brand name.
    wmhill, Marial, BeyondFiredUp and 9 others like this.
  4. samson3382


    Apr 26, 2009
    Boise, Idaho
    Or band.
  5. Carry on enjoying borrowing oxygen as long as you can bro.
  6. superheavyfunk

    superheavyfunk 音楽は人生だ

    Mar 11, 2013
    Gear, Oxygen, Our Bodies, the amount of Time we're here for... it's all on rent, essentially.
  7. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I seldom buy new, so the rent is very low. Hope you hang in there and keep paying rent for a LONG time!
  8. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Never saw a hearse with a U-haul.
  9. If all of you are renting, then by my calculations you owe me a lot of $
  10. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    What are you? Lord Loudifier? :whistle:
  11. No, Lord Loudifier is my cousin, I'm Lord Jerkweasel
  12. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    :laugh: :roflmao: :laugh: :D
  13. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Good luck with the cancer, hoping mine is gone for good. Really puts things into perspective.
  14. I've sold some stuff for a profit, after using it for a while.
    I guess you could say I got paid to use them.
    ialma, HateyMcAmp, onosson and 8 others like this.
  15. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Life is a temporary assignment.
    Ah-Ha! I just knew it! So you're Lord Loudifier! :D :roflmao:
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  16. Maybe not, but didn't the Vikings used to put the person's most prized possessions into their funeral pyre?
  17. BigBobbyBass


    Jan 23, 2015
    I don't sell my basses or amps, so I'm not renting anything.
    Killed_by_Death likes this.
  18. Marko 1

    Marko 1

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    +1 :)
    BeyondFiredUp likes this.
  19. I've used & sold a lot of stuff in the past, but I'm pretty much done with that. If I sell again, it will be near the end of the road or I am in some crazy dire straits. Actually, if I were in Dire Straits, I'd prefer to be Mark Knopfler, because he finger picks everything.
  20. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
    Only after losing a really big game.

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