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post #61 of 63 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 06:44 AM
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Re: Why do we bother? Tons of time and $$$$? For What?

what started me off with guitars was,i bought a video the ultimate ozzy,and jake e lees guitar solo just totaly blew me away.so i went out and bought a cheap guitar (marlin sidewinder) and a carlsboro amp which i still have today (only used as a speaker wired up to my line6 amp).but back then i had nobody to show me chords ect,so after a year or 2 i gave up but still loved the guitar.then one night i went to a local club and the guitarist had a 777dy.that set me off again,but this time around i took lessons 4 years worth.to cut a long story short,for me its not the showing off or trying to impress its the sheer power of rock music,
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post #62 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-01-2008, 04:31 AM
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Re: Why do we bother? Tons of time and $$$$? For What?

Its Zen. A musician is a musician. Same as a carpenter is a carpenter. A computer programmer is a ......well you get the idea. I was born a musician. So I am. And will always be. I could never stop playing and performing. Its like asking a dog to stop wagging its tail or asking a bird to stop singing.
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post #63 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-01-2008, 09:59 AM
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Re: Why do we bother? Tons of time and $$$$? For What?

It's therapy for the soul to play and perform for me. Working on guitars and just the love of gear in general is a nice "hobby" with a purpose

I look at it this way, for pro players, it isn't a big deal to have 1000's of dollars in gear/guitars, just look at the average mechanic and ask how much he has invested in his tools, more than likely $40-$60k. Most of us are under the $20k mark in gear.

As for those that are more collectors rather than players, it is actually a cheaper hobby than say collecting antique cars or in some cases firearms

The thought that occured to me awhile back (rare, yeah I know ) that we really only "own" our guitars and gear temporarily. Life is short. The fact that we go thru so much time and money to get the right gear or the perfect guitar and knowing that most likely those whom might end up with the stuff after we're gone most likely won't have the same appreciation for it just kinda hit me like a ton of bricks and made me want to sell off most of my guitars and get down to around 4-5. It was a very depressing thought.
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