I find that while it can suck to need to do it, it is a great thing to have enough gear that you can in a pinch if circumstances require as much...
and.. you know..
If it ain't been in a pawn shop it can't play the blues... that said I buy most of my gear from the pawnbroker as well... fricking racket.. good thing my pawnbroker is an old friend and bandmate <--- a great connection to have as he always came up with great deals on killer gear.
but nevermind all that.. don't pawn your shit kids the interest rates are murder.
4. "I Had A Friend Who Has Been Doing It For 30 Years" In response to Reply # 0
I met him back in the '90's but from all the stories & family members who tell me what he's owned at one point & time (plus the disks he still has from different machines), come to find out he's been buying, pawning, loosing, and re-buying every piece of producer's could dream of samplers to drum machines wish they had a chance to own... he's owned it.
From reel to reels, 4-track, 8 track, from the SP12 to 1200, to roland joints, the TR-808, to the MPC 60, the S900, the ASR-10, EPS, to a Korg Triton (which he let me borrow for 2 months and I gave it back to him cause I was too busy learning the MPC2XL, he lost it in pawn a month later), then he got into real instruments like a 8 piece drum kit, and he even had Protools & Fruity Loops but sold the programs & discs to friends for cash months later, the list goes on & on, he's lost it all in pawn, I think he's both something recently but I think it's something he owned before or probably one of his own joints.
Never understood why he does it but I do know he's a genius when working these machines, he learns how to work them in like a day or two and by then he's already making beats; he just keeps buying stuff before paying his bills and ends up right back at the pawn shop.