The Big Slim...
While, as I aluded in the first sentence of this post, slimming a collection of instruments down to the bare necessities is cathartic, it forces some difficult problems to the forefront. I've done this a couple times in the past. At one notable juncture in my career, I had 18 analog synths. With keys. (I tend to eschew rackmount synths for some reason.) While it's nice to have every possible sound at my beck and call... well, yeah. You get the picture.
So, decision time, right? The most difficult choice I've made is to unload my (mostly) Blacet modular. I will probably end up buying one again, but I simply won't have the room in my new place, and I can live without it for the time being. I'm still not entirely certain about this decision, but there's a lot of money tied up in it that could be applied to stuff I would use a lot more.
All the stupid impulse-buy shit has to go too. That means Prophet 2000, Matrix 6, Wurlitzer 112, Wurlitzer Sideman. I've also got this ridiculous 70s Ampeg head I've been carting around for 5 years that I'll probably give to Wade, if I can bring myself to box and ship it. Lots of little jank too, such as a Univox EC100 that mostly works, tons of DIY shit, an unmodded iOpener, stacks of racks, a Neumann PEV in a Vintage City rack, etc. etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum.
In short, time to clean house and go down to the bare minimum yet again. It is really nice to do something like this because I find it much more inspirational to get new stuff than try to drag every single sound, kicking and screaming all the while, out of old stuff.
I'll put up prices and pictures in the not-too-distant future, but if there's anything in the above list that you can't live without, drop me a line via the contact button above, and let's talk.