Re: Looking for Shopping/Upgrade Advice
I really agree with the advice for restraint. When not sure, don't buy. I always know in my heart whether to pull the trigger. Does not mean that I will make a good investment or the best choice over the long run, but that it was the right choice at that time. I have never regretted buying with my gut feelings. Every time I let my mind decide, I made a mistake. That does not mean that I don't look at all the instruments that I can, play every instrument I can and evaluate the playability and tone. But getting an instrument for me is a love affair. I either love the instrument or I don't. It doesn't always make sense. Good luck and have fun buying. Play everything you can get your hands on, even instruments out of your range. It gives you reference points and a direction for down the road. You will simply know when you find the right one. If you have to think about it, it is not.
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