It's Tough to Part Ways with Gear

  • Posted on: 28 June 2015
  • By: sheldonkreger

I recently sold off my long-treasured collection of Paiste Twenty cymbals. I kept going back and forth, back and forth. I posted them at too high a price a few times. I posted them for a fair price and then took them down. Finally, I had to just take a trip to Guitar Center and sell them on the spot. And, when I left the store, the cash in my pocket felt great. But, I was also sad to lose my precious cymbals.

So, why did I let them go? It wasn't about the money, that's for sure.

I don't like letting gear sit around - especially rare, pro quality gear. It just doesn't feel right. Somebody should be playing it! And, since I've purchased my collection of Paiste Traditionals and Signature Dark Energy, I have not had any reason to play on my Twenty series.

It's funny, because I actually did the same thing with my old paintball gun this week, a fishbone-style ICD Bushmaster. It needed a home where somebody would love it!

Originally, I bought the Twenty series because they were the only pro level Paiste cymbals I could afford. Now that I can buy other gear, I had no reason to keep them. Somebody else will get a good deal or expand their collection of this rare cymbal line.

Now, it's up to me to give my Signature collection the attention it deserves.