Do you collect anything?

Johnstown

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The Sears set I posted...the catalog listing from 1983
Nicely done. :thumbsup

Yeah, I'd love to have a collection like that, but realistically if I'm going to spend $20k on luxury items, I'd buy a sensory deprivation tank.




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This is a shockingly Autistic post.

Congratulations.
 

Trail

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You can actually just take the metal bands off and replace them with leather or Nato straps.
I didn't realise. Those watches are gorgeous by the way. I've only got high street stuff like Diesel and Hugo Boss, while I can appreciate a good watch I wouldn't splash money on them. I'd willingly wear one of yours though!
 

Haggis

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What's the benefit/enjoyment? Genuine question.

Is it similar to meditation?
It's kind of hard to describe. The best I can do is that it seems to do something to your brain so you remember being in the womb.

It's pretty weird at first because there is zero light and zero sound. The water is so full of Epsom salt that at first, before you shut the lid, it's strange to float so high in the water.

Once the lid is closed and there's no light and no sound, it's a weird sensation. The water is kept at the same temperature as your body, so since you can't see at all and you're so bouyant, you can't tell where your skin ends and the water begins. With no light and no sound and no touch, your brain just kind of disconnects from your body and roams around doing what it wants. It's very different from sleeping in even the darkest room on the most comfortable bed. Sometimes you hallucinate. :lol: I've only done it a handful of times, one time I fell asleep in there. It's weird but extremely relaxing to fall asleep while floating on water. :lol::thumbsup

It's not for everyone, though. Some find it very stressful. I don't get claustrophobic at all and I'm perfectly comfortable in my own head, so I find it extremely relaxing and therapeutic. Get a discount through work too, which is awesome. :lol::thumbsup

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It's kind of hard to describe. The best I can do is that it seems to do something to your brain so you remember being in the womb.

It's pretty weird at first because there is zero light and zero sound. The water is so full of Epsom salt that at first, before you shut the lid, it's strange to float so high in the water.

Once the lid is closed and there's no light and no sound, it's a weird sensation. The water is kept at the same temperature as your body, so since you can't see at all and you're so bouyant, you can't tell where your skin ends and the water begins. With no light and no sound and no touch, your brain just kind of disconnects from your body and roams around doing what it wants. It's very different from sleeping in even the darkest room on the most comfortable bed. Sometimes you hallucinate. :lol: I've only done it a handful of times, one time I fell asleep in there. It's weird but extremely relaxing to fall asleep while floating on water. :lol::thumbsup

It's not for everyone, though. Some find it very stressful. I don't get claustrophobic at all and I'm perfectly comfortable in my own head, so I find it extremely relaxing and therapeutic. Get a discount through work too, which is awesome. :lol::thumbsup

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I think I'd like it. Not 20k like it mind you.
 

Haggis

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I think I'd like it. Not 20k like it mind you.
Yeah they are expensive. But they are a new thing, they'll probably be cheaper in ten years.

It's pretty common for people here to spend 10k on a spa bath and I have no time for those, so I'd much rather spend twice that on something that is guaranteed to de-stress me and allow me to physically relax and mentally rest and reset any time I like. :thumbsup

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Football Bat

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Off the top of my head..

Orville (Gibson Japan) Les Paul Custom
Greco Les Paul Custom (white)
70s Matsumoko made Flying V
Fender Strat (Japan) 81'?
Fender Tele (MIM)
Fender Strat (MIM)
Ibanez RG2550z Prestige
Patrick Eggle New York
Gibson SG Special Deluxe
Reverend Buckshot
Gibson Less Paul (no typo)
Framus Diablo
Michael Kelly Enlightened Evolved 55
Jackson Dinky Minion
Aria TA40
Yamaha RGXA2

I've got a few others kicking around but...I just can't think what they are. :lol:

I have a few amps too

Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50 Head
JCM 800 4 x 12 Cab
Bad Cat Mini Cat II?
Palmer Fat 50
Orange Tiny Terror
VOX Valvetronix
Yamaha THR5
Got a few amps myself...not as many as you though.

Mesa Boogie Mark IV(rev B) head
Mesa Boogie Simul Satellite 1x12 Combo (EVM12L)
Fender Champion 110
Mesa Boogie Half-Back 4x12 slant (4 MC-90's)
Mesa Boogie Half-Back 4x12 straight (2 MC-90's on top, 2 EVM12L's on bottom)
Mesa Boogie Fillmore 2x12 (2 MC-90's)
 

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Got a few amps myself...not as many as you though.

Mesa Boogie Mark IV(rev B) head
Mesa Boogie Simul Satellite 1x12 Combo (EVM12L)
Fender Champion 110
Mesa Boogie Half-Back 4x12 slant (4 MC-90's)
Mesa Boogie Half-Back 4x12 straight (2 MC-90's on top, 2 EVM12L's on bottom)
Mesa Boogie Fillmore 2x12 (2 MC-90's)
Never used Mesa Boogie. What are they like? I was always under the impression they were more suited to metal guitar, not that that's a bad thing.
 
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Never used Mesa Boogie. What are they like? I was always under the impression they were more suited to metal guitar, not that that's a bad thing.
Carlos Santana is a noted user, Mesa's are quite versatile and can be complex in terms usage. I think Johnny Marr has used them for his solo stuff.

IIRC the Rectifier is the model what became super popular in the the late 90s when Nu Metal took over nearly every heavy rock band used them for the high gain saturation
 

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Never used Mesa Boogie. What are they like? I was always under the impression they were more suited to metal guitar, not that that's a bad thing.
They are used mainly for metal, and I'm mainly a metal player, but as @Roy Jones Jr's Jab said, they got put on the map by Carlos Santana and later got put on the metal map by Metallica. I bought my Mark IV head new in 1993 and has always been my main amp. I've played in country bands, metal bands, southern rock bands....it does them all very well.

Carlos Santana is a noted user, Mesa's are quite versatile and can be complex in terms usage. I think Johnny Marr has used them for his solo stuff.

IIRC the Rectifier is the model what became super popular in the the late 90s when Nu Metal took over nearly every heavy rock band used them for the high gain saturation
Funny that I'm a metal player and the Rectifier is not an amp that I like. I despised the Nu Metal movement and the industrial sound that came with it. I like plenty of gain but with a vintage sound. I have absolutely refused to give in and buy cabs loaded with V-30s. I'll try to get a pic or two of my wall of sound this weekend.
 
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I own a few chess sets but nothing crazy.

I belong to a Facebook group for chess set collectors and some of the folks in there have entire large rooms dedicated to housing various chess sets.


When I was in my early 20s I got into buying watches...

Looking back it was moronic...because I never wore them...and they weren't really expensive watches.


Bunch of 100 dollar watches.


I would have been better off buying one 800 watch or a couple 400 dollar watches.




No one was impressed by my $95 dollar Fossil watch that supposedly normally cost $175.
Im with u watches are my collectors choice. If my wife knew how much I have spent on them I would be divorced

I have 6 Tags all over a grand each the most expensive was 2k

1 Breitling

1 Omega

And A Mido I adore people who I talk to say wtf is a Mido beautiful Automatic watch.

I also collect postcards when I travel away that is a very cheap hobby.

And weirdly aftershave I go to shitloads of foreign places u need to kill time in aiports so yea.

I also collect signed football shirts. Really expensive hobby.

And football programmes used to have thousands but the Mrs took them to a charity shop when was on a work trip. Who the fook does that sad day when I was told. I now only collect Champions League Final programmes got every 1 since 92. They cost about £10 if u buy say last seasons.

Lastly I collected loads of shit when UK got the olympics in 2012.

Its all in the loft gathering dust lol.

I also collect trainers but its a bit weird they have to be Nike and they go in year order. I also design my own and those ones never get worn.
Prob got 25-30 pairs brand new never worn.

I then have 8 pairs of Nike trainers I wear which ate my fave. Just lately Nike have gone weird with there designs. That or im getting old
 
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Im with u watches are my collectors choice. If my wife knew how much I have spent on them I would be divorced

I have 6 Tags all over a grand each the most expensive was 2k

1 Breitling

1 Omega

And A Mido I adore people who I talk to say wtf is a Mido beautiful Automatic watch.

I also collect postcards when I travel away that is a very cheap hobby.

And weirdly aftershave I go to shitloads of foreign places u need to kill time in aiports so yea.

I also collect signed football shirts. Really expensive hobby.

And football programmes used to have thousands but the Mrs took them to a charity shop when was on a work trip. Who the fook does that sad day when I was told. I now only collect Champions League Final programmes got every 1 since 92. They cost about £10 if u buy say last seasons.

Lastly I collected loads of shit when UK got the olympics in 2012.

Its all in the loft gathering dust lol.

I also collect trainers but its a bit weird they have to be Nike and they go in year order. I also design my own and those ones never get worn.
Prob got 25-30 pairs brand new never worn.

I then have 8 pairs of Nike trainers I wear which ate my fave. Just lately Nike have gone weird with there designs. That or im getting old
Very cool. Very cool indeed.

I have two pairs of Nike Revolution 3s. Have you got any old Jordan Air?

I like jeans, expensive but not too expensive. Diesel, Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, Boss, Katharine Hamnett, Stone Island. Worn so many pairs out. I'm currently without Katharine Hamnett jeans (though I have a corduroy jacket of hers and other shit like shirts and t-shirts), and I'm out of Stone Island jeans again until I get a bit more flush.