The Top 10 Reasons to Quit Playing Guitar

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classicrockguy

Boy, #6 sure it's home. I'm out of room from all the gear in my house, but I don't plan on selling any of it. In fact I'll probally be getting more. Good thing I live alone....and probally always will.....

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almonzo

Damn, I thought my amCGD tune was pretty good...!
Thank you for the article , at least my guitars are on display so I can pick them fast (Hummingbird,Seagull 25 anniversary and Washburn 12 str. ), but promised, next time I have friends late, I won't be a pain in the neck for my neighbours ( and my friends), thanks again !

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the360eddie

Reason #11, you are Kirk Hammett.

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danmar

That's the most honest guitar-related article I've read from a guitar mag in years. It was also very funny. I've always believed that the secret to a happy fulfilling life is having a good sense of humour.

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pearlj10

Agreed. Fun well-written article.

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dfanelli

thank you, danmar!

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57 Stratman

Very funny article, but kind of sad too. Children, if the "Be all/ End all" desire of your guitar playing existence is to be the next Stevie Ray Vaughn, well you're going to be extremely disappointed if not totally suicidal when or if you never make it, right? Take a little advice from an aging lover of all things guitar; enjoy the guitar for what it is, an instrument that was created to make beautiful music. It's relaxing and soulful just in itself. Whenever I need to lift my spirits, there is always my best friend around to do just that, my guitar. Or I should say guitars, because like all long time guitar players, I have also managed to amass enough gear to fill a small house. But if you can afford it, who cares?? It's my collection, if you don't like it, don't come over, right?? I will never be a famous guitar player, but that's OK, I'm not playing for you, I'm playing for me.

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loral

Wow! I thought the caption under the 1st pic was geared espcially to me....

I have a busted ADA MP-1 laying around (and a working one), and a bunch of stomp boxes, wah pedals etc. LOL

But, I don't need to sell to pay the rent (or my mortgage).

My vintage gear is actually appreciating in value beyond the hopes of my 401K portfolio.

I bought a box of used gear about 12 years ago that had an original Uni-Vibe and controller pedal; total cost for box, $100 and considering I see Uni-Vibes on eBay for around $1800... it's like cash in the bank, maybe even better.. cause I can play with my vintage gear...

And although a couple months ago, a drummer and especially a bass player with some tiny bits of valuable DNA missing seemed to quench my fire to play since, I still have my "friends" patiently waiting in the corner(s) until I get the spark again.

And as winter approaches, the warm amber glow of 6L6's against the wall behind them brings a soothing comfort as the days grow shorter..

lockandloaddave

THIS IS GOOD..... YOU NOW WHAT THEY USE TO SAY ... GUITARIST...ARE ARE DIME AND DOZEN . NOW WE CAN SAY THAT THERE DIME AND DOZELING'S ;% NOW IF I COULD JUST LEARN HOW TO PLAY IN THE KEY OF R..... OK READY GIVE R :)

billkropp

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AWESOME ARTICLE!!!

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RonZabrocki

Here's my reason why EVERYONE should quit...but me.....then the only guitarist left to listen to would be ME! (ok...maybe I don't like competition!) Then Guitar World could be called Ron World! Ok . I'm done. Now I have to practice.....

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Josh Hart

Tempting, Ron. Very tempting...

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