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What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:21 pm
by Brock
A few weeks ago I got a $69,724 check from my insurance company to pay a medical bill. Just for a moment I though of all the fun things I should buy instead of being a responsible adult.

I searched Reverb and found a lot of guitars and amps. The ones that really caught my eye were a few Les Paul goldtops with P90's.

I also thought about using it as a down payment on a Ferrari but soon realized I couldn't afford the remaining balance.

What guitars/amps/etc. would you buy with $70k?

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:50 am
by SilkyHotLicks
Let's see, I know how to spend some of it, buy,

    SH7X - $3800.00
    C7X - $3200.00
    VB6 - $2300.00
    ZA7 - $2100.00
    OM7 - $3100.00
    ----------------------
    Total - $14,500.00
That's what I've spent in the last 14 months, you just need to send the remaining $55,500.00 to me and I'll figure the rest out for you! :lol:

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:44 pm
by Brock
haha!

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:18 pm
by Toptube

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:40 pm
by gumbynotpokey
Get on the list for an Alembic.

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:27 pm
by Doctor Doug
Definitely an SH550 and an SCB6.

Probably a Taylor K24.

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 am
by Bundy
Let me see...

V220 with Floyd
V220 with Hipshot
V220 hardtail with piezo
Vader
Aries
Aries multiscale
CC's sig model
SH w/Bigsby

Am I out of money yet? All these have custom finishes. :mrgreen:

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:20 pm
by Doctor Turn
First I'd grab one of these holy grail hunks of old growth koa and braz rosewood:
Travis Bean TB1000
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or
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Then I would buy this specific LP (better than a goldtop w P90's because of the original Alnico staple pup in the neck:
54-55 LP Custom:
https://reverb.com/item/5769368-a-fanta ... aul-custom
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or
https://reverb.com/item/14697856-gibson ... shell-case
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and lastly, even over a goldtop, I'd get one of these--a '55 LP Junior, which is imho the best single pup guitar ever made. Just listen to Leslie West's vintage tone and you understand why. As great as the Specials are, and my Junior Special is a superb example that roars and snarls just as close to a Junior as a Special can get, the Jr's are always more aggressive sounding, because the strings vibrate and sustatin longer owing to the reduced mag pull from the lack of a neck/2nd pup downing the string movement.
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I'd also probably grab a vintage Deluxe Reverb.

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:47 pm
by wickid
Bundy wrote:Let me see...

V220 with Floyd
V220 with Hipshot
V220 hardtail with piezo
Vader
Aries
Aries multiscale
CC's sig model
SH w/Bigsby

Am I out of money yet? All these have custom finishes. :mrgreen:


:shock: WOW! Where ya been??? 8) 8)

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:49 pm
by Bundy
wickid wrote:
Bundy wrote:Let me see...

V220 with Floyd
V220 with Hipshot
V220 hardtail with piezo
Vader
Aries
Aries multiscale
CC's sig model
SH w/Bigsby

Am I out of money yet? All these have custom finishes. :mrgreen:


:shock: WOW! Where ya been??? 8) 8)


Healing.

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:04 pm
by Cynical
I'd pay off my house.

If I had to spend it on gear, I'd go for:
Mesa Dual Rectifier Revision F
Mesa Mark V
Soldano SLO
Bogner Helios
and maybe a custom shop guitar or two, depends on who's willing to do longer scale lengths on neck-through guitars with pointy shapes these days.

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:09 am
by UnexplodedCow
If it were possible, I'd take the money, pay off any interest-accruing debt, and set up a payment plan for that medical bill, adding the remaining (if any) money to that. Why? Medical bills don't accrue interest as far as I know, so over the repayment period, you've saved whatever interest would've been on the loan, and the insurance company won't likely follow up, as they've cut the check and washed their hands of things.

How do I know? I had a lawyer who took money from an insurance payment, and ran with it for several years, leaving me with the medical bills; ultimately paying it back (less than what was owed, and the rest was written off). Mind you, all that came out of what *I* was paid by insurance, so it ultimately came from my pocket. No repercussions, though a complaint was filed with the state for them failing to pay, when they were supposed to disperse funds accordingly.

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:24 am
by Cynical
Depending on the situation, he may be obligated to pay the medical bill first; a lot of times insurance companies negotiate lower rates with hospitals, and if that's been done here, an "installment" plan likely won't give him a price anywhere near that good.

Re: What would you do with a $70,000 check?

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:10 pm
by 2Plus2isChicken
I'm not even sure what musical equipment I would buy with that amount. I'm pretty well satisfied with what I have and can't think of anything I want. I might buy a decent 7-string or maybe a good Strat, or a bass and bass amp since that would be cool to have. I might also like the Belle Epoch Deluxe delay pedal, but that's about all I can think of and if I bought all of it I wouldn't spend anywhere near $70,000.

If I was given a check for $70,000 I'd probably use it on my mortgage. I love the idea of paying my house off. I'd be able to afford some big-time guitar stuff if I did, but I'd probably just do responsible stuff with what I saved like invest in an IRA or something. :mrgreen: