Shortly after receiving my refund for the turd posing as a bass, I found a local guy selling a Jaguar. It is in perfect condition and now sitting in my living room. I got it for a great price and I love it.
My birthday present this year was a new leather strap for this bass. I ordered it from American Guitar and Band in Maple Grove and should be receiving it in a week or so. Because of the great price, I was able to order a nice case with the cash I had left over in my gear fund. That should be here by the end of the week. I’m very excited.
This has been a long time coming. I’ve been buying and selling used music gear for the last couple years, looking for deals and making small (and sometimes ridiculously huge) profits when I resell the stuff. This has been my way of paying for new gear for myself without taking anything away from our checking account. It’s been a great system. Megan has benefited from my gear fund as well; her Christmas present last year was paid for with it.
My primary goal in all this has been to make enough money to get a new bass. Now that I have it, I find myself wondering if I should continue buying and selling. I have all the pedals my board can fit (and I definitely don’t want a bigger board to accomodate more). I have a sweet amp and cabs. I have two amazing basses. There are two reasons I can think of for continuing: I like trying new gear, especially pedals; it also might be beneficial if I ever decide to swap out any of my gear and there’s a price difference between the gear I sell and buy. My guess is I’ll continue, if for no other reason than I love just looking.