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Unread 03-19-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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Official "I'm glad it's gone" thread

Yeah, it needed to be done.

What gear are you glad that you put out to pasture or sold or traded away or *gasp* trashed?

Let's see, where to begin...
Mid '70s Gibson L6-S - what a tank! Maple EVERYWHERE, coated in gooey nitro and sounded odd.
Early '90s Fender Tele Custom - one of the Teles that I don't miss. Nice candy-apple-red color, but blah sounding, rear binding (yuk!).
Zoom 3030 - my first "mfx" pedal. Buzzy, cold, digital sounding. Nice door stop, bad mfx pedal.
Steinberger Spirit bass - the anti-bass.

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Unread 03-19-2010, 09:36 AM   #2
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Being able to get my money back for the ZVex Box of Rock is up there. That pedal is weak sauce.

Traded a Digitech RP-6 for some electronics work on one of my acoustics.

Got my money back for a Boss GT-5 two years after buying it.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 09:48 AM   #3
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was glad to trade the Peavey Vypyr 75.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 09:56 AM   #4
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Man, I had this one thumb pick once. Phew! It was really long and really tight on my finger... Ended up giving it to a kid....
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Unread 03-19-2010, 10:18 AM   #5
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My first guitar. Epi Jr. P90. I thought I could make it good by modding it.




hahaha. trashed it at a show.
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The key to great tone is really found in the kind of hand soap that you use.
For years I used a typical off-the-shelf bar-type soap and I had no idea that, even though I rinsed properly and thoroughly after every cleansing, there was still a soap scum residue on my hands and fingers.
This negatively affected my tone in ways that I just can't describe.
Then, on a whim, a few years ago I wandered into a Bath and Body Works store at a local mall and picked up some of their gentle foaming anti-bacterial hand cleansers.
The difference in my guitar's sound is so wickedly improved that I no longer feel the need to buy a new amp or pedals or even strings...EVER!
So, it's my belief that tone is in the soap.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 01:37 PM   #6
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Gotta say, I don't really miss my Nikkor 18-200mm VR that much.

And yes, I will continue to talk about camera gear in the guitar threads.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 02:29 PM   #7
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I'm just waiting for someone to post about some gear they ended up selling to another CGR member..
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Unread 03-19-2010, 04:45 PM   #8
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Sd-1 That thing sucked tone like no other.

My possesed tu-2.

I gave it away and warned the owner to keep it on a y, far from the signal path as it sometimes managed to put its evil sounding, hinges of the gates of hell sound through the back end of the y. But it still tuned fine.

I couldn't bring myself to sell it as that would seem immoral.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 04:47 PM   #9
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Rocktron Metal worker. I ended up stripping it for parts and throwing the rest away.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 04:59 PM   #10
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Sd-1 That thing sucked tone like no other.

My possesed tu-2.

I gave it away and warned the owner to keep it on a y, far from the signal path as it sometimes managed to put its evil sounding, hinges of the gates of hell sound through the back end of the y. But it still tuned fine.

I couldn't bring myself to sell it as that would seem immoral.
I surprised you didn't keep it as a "Hinges of the Gates of Hell" FX pedal.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 05:06 PM   #11
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I surprised you didn't keep it as a "Hinges of the Gates of Hell" FX pedal.
it was completely unpredictable. Also added all manner of other noises in intermittently, farting sounds, sounds that sounded most like a large herd of angry herbivores charging down an african plain, and sometimes it would just add white noise.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 07:00 PM   #12
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I had a fender acoustic that sounded like a kleenex box strung with dental floss. I bought it when I had to travel to Virginia for work so I had something to play. I left it in the room when I checked out of the hotel.

I also had an Ibanez RG350 that I gave away two weeks after buying it because I hated how it sounded when I got it home. The store had a two week return policy and I brought it back 2 weeks later to the day. But the manager said that since I bought it at noon and returned it at 6:00 pm it was over two weeks and would not give me a full refund. I gave it to a guy who was about to buy some other Ibanez RG and walked out of the store.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 09:22 PM   #13
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I had a fender acoustic that sounded like a kleenex box strung with dental floss. I bought it when I had to travel to Virginia for work so I had something to play. I left it in the room when I checked out of the hotel.

I also had an Ibanez RG350 that I gave away two weeks after buying it because I hated how it sounded when I got it home. The store had a two week return policy and I brought it back 2 weeks later to the day. But the manager said that since I bought it at noon and returned it at 6:00 pm it was over two weeks and would not give me a full refund. I gave it to a guy who was about to buy some other Ibanez RG and walked out of the store.
Dude that manager is horrible!
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Unread 03-19-2010, 09:30 PM   #14
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Being able to get my money back for the ZVex Box of Rock is up there. That pedal is weak sauce.
Man, I'm glad I'm not the only one that has a great dislike for that pedal. One guy I work with is alllll about ZVex, and I can't stand a single one of those pedals.

I don't think I really have a particular piece of gear that I've gotten rid of, but the one I need to get rid of and will gladly do so is my DS-1. That thing sounds so bad. I don't understand why anyone would buy one of those.

Actually... I was quite glad when I got rid of my old D'Addario strings.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 09:42 PM   #15
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Man, I'm glad I'm not the only one that has a great dislike for that pedal. One guy I work with is alllll about ZVex, and I can't stand a single one of those pedals.

I don't think I really have a particular piece of gear that I've gotten rid of, but the one I need to get rid of and will gladly do so is my DS-1. That thing sounds so bad. I don't understand why anyone would buy one of those.

Actually... I was quite glad when I got rid of my old D'Addario strings.
Really? I quite liked the seek wah, seek trem, and the box of rocks i didn't think was too bad
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