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    Default HELP! I need non-life-impacting advice

    Ok so I posted a while ago that I had run out of GAS because I had like almost everything I wanted.

    so I've got about $550 as a gift from my aunt. And I feel a naughty impulse buy coming on. Truth be told, I don't know how to spend this money. So I did some thinking, and tried to poke holes in my rig and find out ways I could improve it and/or get other fun stuff.

    Here are some of my options:

    1) replacement bridge pickup for my #2 Ibanez - most likely Duncan Distortion
    2) couple of new speakers for my cab - to replace the G12T-75s
    3) a noise gate for my amp's fx loop
    4) an EQ for my amp's fx loop
    5) a power conditioner for my stage rig
    6) an OFR - to replace the import licensed version on my Dean Deceiver
    7) a hard case for my Dean
    8) a wee tiny tube amp for home-recording shenanigans
    9) pedal power brick for my pedalboard
    10) ???

    what to doooooo?
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    Default Re: HELP! I need non-life-impacting advice

    Save it so you can use it in case of an emergency.
    Oh balls...

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    Default Re: HELP! I need non-life-impacting advice

    5) and/or 7).

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    Default Re: HELP! I need non-life-impacting advice

    hookers? booze? gambling? i'am with boner, save it.
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    do what you want, gas will always be lurking in the shadows.
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    Default Re: HELP! I need non-life-impacting advice

    When it comes to gifts from family I try to buy something that'll stay around for a long time.

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    7 then 2, then spend the rest on cut-rate hookers and liquor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay 77 View Post
    7 then 2, then spend the rest on cut-rate hookers and liquor.
    I agree. But skip out on 7 and 2.

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    Default Re: HELP! I need non-life-impacting advice

    No GAS? Index fund.
    "Believe the word, I will unlock my door and pass the cemetery gates"



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    8) and/or 9)
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    are drinking champagne in their cars
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    and the rock and roll still burns in me

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    Default Re: HELP! I need non-life-impacting advice

    hmmm

    not sure what to do. Most of yous guys' responses are completely useless though.

    thanks a lot guys! :P

    I'm leaning towards getting a couple of speakers and that duncan distortion. Together that will only be about half the money. Might replace the power tubes in my amp...that'd be a good use.
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    Default Re: HELP! I need non-life-impacting advice

    Invest the money. Just because you have $550 doesn't mean it has to burn a hole in your pocket. That's the most useless advice I can come up with.
    "Believe the word, I will unlock my door and pass the cemetery gates"



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    good lord, that sounds entirely too responsible and conservative.

    where can I buy spent nuclear fuel rods?
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    Default Re: HELP! I need non-life-impacting advice

    Alright, If you want here's something you could do. It'll give you a high like you've never had before. Go to the grocery store, wait for some little old lady, watch her buy what little food she can afford and then as soon as she's done walk up to her and hand her $100 and tell her to get the groceries she needs.
    "Believe the word, I will unlock my door and pass the cemetery gates"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.K View Post
    Alright, If you want here's something you could do. It'll give you a high like you've never had before. Go to the grocery store, wait for some little old lady, watch her buy what little food she can afford and then as soon as she's done walk up to her and hand her $100 and tell her to get the groceries she needs.
    Then tell her you're only joking and punch her in the face.

    It's hilarious, trust me.
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    Default Re: HELP! I need non-life-impacting advice

    I think the DD is a good plan. Im with everyone else on the rest of the stuff though. I donlt think you really need it.
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    Default Re: HELP! I need non-life-impacting advice

    Hookers & blow???


    Just do whatever strikes your fancy when you get the $$$. Cause that's ultimately what you're gonna do anyways... right? I sure would. I have certainly asked advice on internet forums for similar quandaries, but in the end I did what I decided I want to do without regard to advice from anonymous strangers. I think that most do. We mostly just post these things because we're happy to have such a conundrum to deal with and want others to share in our joy (and be maybe a little jealous).
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    Buy the first six Van Halen albums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Label View Post
    We mostly just post these things because we're happy to have such a conundrum to deal with and want others to share in our joy (and be maybe a little jealous).


    I only just realized - that's exactly why I posted this hahaha
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