I’m in a hold steady/acquisition mode. I used to buy and sell a lot, and go through binge/purge phases. Now, I still look, but I don’t feel the need/want to snatch up deals just to resell them. I’m looking for things that might interest me, but I have all of the gear that I *need* at the moment.
Nothing to buy, nothing to sell. Not even anything to give away. I'm in cruise control in the far-right lane of Gear Highway. I've no intention of changing course. I'll be refueling with sticks and heads as needed but adding nothing more to my freight. It's a very comfortable ride.
Snares: Gretsch and Ludwig
Drums: Gretsch and Gretsch and Gretsch
Cymbals: Bosphorus, Old Ks, Old As, 1 new K and a few others (oldPs, oldJs..)
Sticks: Firth Promuco others
seat stands pedals: yama tama Lud dw
Great question. I'm in a holding pattern now. I basically have everything I need. But once I get some extra money, I want to get a few more cymbals, just to swap out for different sounds when necessary, and a full set of mics/stands/cords.
I have lately been considering reducing to the essential, or close to it. Been going through things with an eye to reduce.
The gear I have I do because it was something I wanted at a good price, and almost all those items have now all gone up in price, so I'm motivated to sell, but I know replacing anything would be more expensive than getting it was. This why I have the gear I have.
I did just sell a guitar neck though, so things are always changing. However, definitely no need to acquire anything beyond perishables. I'm good with what I have.
Both. Have been acquiring but at the same time purging more than the acquisitions. There’s a goal at the end of this insanity, but it’s a circuitous route to get there. Want to make sure I have the right pieces in place for my specific needs before everything else goes bye bye.
I have been doing a decent amount of home recording for some folks and find myself filling in some "holes" with gear that supports a sound I don't really have currently. For example, as mentioned in other threads I'm a wood snare guy at heart but I see the value in a versatile metal snare that will record well. I have never been really blown away by the Acro-Supra-Beauty-Phonics so I am waiting for a N&C Alloy Classic to be built for me.
So I would say the occasional snare, cymbal etc is "light acquisition mode".
I'm kinda in-between. Been dragging my feet selling my extra Acro, or selling them both for a Supra (not hesitant, just haven't bothered to do so yet), and I have my eyes open for deals on kits that would be an upgrade to my Mapex Pro-M gig kit, but it suffices so it's not a burning issue. Otherwise, I'm holdin' steady.
I’m trying to actively purge, “trying” being the operative word. For every two steps forward, I take a step back. Progress is being made but not as fast as I was planning. I keep on being lured by new stuff, specifically Paiste cymbals. And finally getting the matching snare for my Yamaha AHM kit. And I just remembered that my iPad is like 7 years old now…