The thing about buying hardware, such as boutique amps, is that they have resale value, even appreciation. Computer hardware goes down to where after a few years you can't give it away, and god forbid you ever pay money for audio software... Another great thing about about boutique amps is that there's always a bunch of guys with money who get bored with them and buy a new one every year or so, so you can let them take that first-purchase devaluation hit. Musical hardware (actual amps, guitars and effects) hold their value better than almost anything else in your house. Furniture? Clothing? Appliances? Forget it.
On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 7:46 PM, Krispen Hartung <email@example.com>
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b) Buy a Matchless DC30 for $3500, but be totally bored out of my mind with this 1-2-trick pony in year, and end up buying 3 different other botique tube amps in the next 7 years, probably easily spending $7500....been there, done that! I've spend more on amps than I have computers and software, so what does that tell me? Move away from hardware. Adapt. Evolve. Change. Lighten up (literally) and play the music. :)