If I knew then what I know now

Discussion in 'MyBand Place' started by chimneysweep, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-holic

    Age:
    98
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    I'd tell myself:
    to stick it out--bands will find an audience just don't quit.
    & it's ok to be in two or three projects, just do each one well.
    genres can be blurred.
    hang on to your good equipment; don't trade away your:
    86 american standard strat [& grab that clapton first issue (1988)]
    fender sting
    aerodyne jazz bass (twice)
    fender japan fretless jazz bass
    reverend dub king
    roland jc 120
    E9 Korea strat
    gretsch g5123b
    get a masters degree while your employer is willing to pay for it
    keep studying music & photo & eng

    just buy white shirts and black pants then you dont have to think about dressing yoursmelf
     
  2. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-holic

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    Double Doh!!!!
     
  3. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    88
    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    Time to bite the bullet..Ya can't go home..
     
  4. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-holic

    Age:
    48
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Yep ... I go gray dress shirt and black pants ... everyday. People think I wear the same shirt everyday. ha ha. Pretty close. :)
     
  5. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-holic

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    I’m in Chicago, Black & Denim is 95% of my wardrobe. :D

    There’s only one instrument I regret selling:
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    Luckily... I found another:
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  6. DoctorBB

    DoctorBB Squier Talker

    64
    Mar 2, 2016
    Beaumont, TX
    Where to start! From ages 9-20, had all the following:
    early 70's Alamo Fiesta, GONE, don't even know what I did with it (sold it, traded it?)
    early 60's EKO acoustic, GONE, don't even know what I did with it (sold it, traded it?)
    early 60's Silvertone, GONE, don't even know what I did with it (sold it, traded it?)
    early 70's Jazz Bass, GONE, don't even know what I did with it (sold it, traded it?)
    mid 70's Fender Bassman head and cabinet, GONE, don't even know what I did with it (sold it, traded it?)
    late 60's Twin Reverb, GONE, don't even know what I did with it (sold it, traded it?)
    70's Giannini acoustic 12 string, GONE, neck warped.
    1978 Gibson ES 335, GONE, traded to my brother, who was gigging musician, for an old Chevy S-10 pickup.
    1979 Peavey Mace, 2-12 Black Widow equipped amp, GONE, sold that heavy sucker.
    1956 Gibson ES 125, GONE, sold it to Norman Harris (Norman's Rare Guitars) at the Dallas Guitar Show.
    1940's fiddle, GONE, never learned to play it.

    '69 Ford Torino GT, sold it.
    '68 Camero, sold it.
    '68 Olds 442, traded it in.

    Back then, all this stuff was just 8-15 year old gear and cars, except for the ES 125, that was recent. Couldn't have dreamed what they'd be worth today. (a photo of me and Norm)
    me & norm.jpg
     
  7. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Don't feel bad guys. I sold a totally pristine `63 Vibroverb.


    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    -don
     
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  8. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    OTOH, I'll likely be dead in 10 years more or less, so what the f.

    ;)

    -nod
     
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  9. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Squier-holic

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    I should have bought more Squiers in 1984,
     
  10. LDS714

    LDS714 Squier-Meister

    Age:
    58
    231
    Oct 23, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    The time I held a brand new 20th Anniversary Les Paul in my hands, with the cash literally in my pocket to buy it...
     
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  11. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Meister

    I have had several chances to get some nice change for my Twin (69) and turned them all down.
    It does sound good, but it's heavier than my Miata. At least the car has wheels.
    Don
     
  12. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    Life too short to think about regrets!
     
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  13. Ain't that the truth brother. ;) I don't have enough time left to think of all of my regrets.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  14. gearobsessed

    gearobsessed Squier-holic

    Aug 21, 2013
    new zealand
    As someone who has had a lot and lost everything, life's too short for regrets. Material possessions don't equate to much.
    I miss having music gear, but when I had 8 guitars, 4 amps, 3 drum kits, 4 bass guitars and my own recording studio, it was never enough. My $1000 guitar was a reissue, and I wanted the original.
    I wouldn't know the beauty of the earth and the value of family if I hadn't lost everything (friends and 3 bands included)
    One of these days I'll get some basic gear together and start another band. This time will be for fun and see what happens! Pushing for success only landed me with disappointment.
     
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  15. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-holic

    Age:
    98
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    How’s it sound like
     
  16. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-holic

    Age:
    98
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    You win
    Odd that you remember such specifics yet not how you relinquished them
    &
    You bring up a good point—cars a major loss too
     
  17. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-holic

    Age:
    98
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    And too short not to learn from them
     
  18. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-holic

    Age:
    98
    Jul 13, 2015
    CA
    Miata is a lot of fun
    New one is nice! I wish I could afford one; also it’s impractical for now.
     
  19. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Its great that you could take "loss" and make it into something positive.

    Your's is a lesson virtually all of mankind's greatest teachers have drummed into our ears -- sadly too often without us taking the time to listen.

    "Beauty of the earth" and "family." Yup! Those are bottom line what makes life worth living for most of us.

    Add "gear" to that -- or any other number of physical things -- yes. But hold onto that oh, so valuable, lesson. And be glad you learned it young enough for it to still really matter. :)

    -don
     
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  20. DoctorBB

    DoctorBB Squier Talker

    64
    Mar 2, 2016
    Beaumont, TX
    Yeah, that's the sad part. not remembering. I do know the time-frame when a couple of them went missing, but the others were just gone one day and never thought about for years. Then you wake up one day and think, hey where's my bass? Where's my Twin? Kinda scary when you think about it.