I was just wondering:
Do any of you collect certain items "in excess" just because you really like it/them? In other words, you have far more of something than you could ever hope to use, coming close to, but not actually becoming an obsession.
I admit it, I'm guilty of it:
With reel to reel tapes and machines.
Although I've stopped this other hobby now, I still have obscene amounts of airlin related paraphernelia boxed up that one day, I'm going to take down to the airliners convention, and try and sell....or else it's going to end up in the trash can.
I now have 5 (FIVE) machines in my posession, even though I will never use more than two of them at a time.
I have two Teac X-1000R decks, 2 teac X-2000R decks, and one Akai GX-635 deck.
I have one of the X-2000R's and one X-1000R hooked up (I recently swapped out the Akai deck with one of the -1000's).
The other three decks are sitting in my closet.
What can I say? I love those decks. They are hard to find, and when found, especially in good condition like mine are, they get VERY expensive.
Then, since I have so many decks, I had to stock up on blank media as well.
Here is the inventory of UNUSED tape that I have so far:
Maxell XLI 35-180B: 24 rolls
Maxell UD 35-180: 26 rolls
Maxell UD 35-180 (older version): 7 rolls
Maxell XLII 35-180EE: 4 rolls
Maxell UD-XLI 35-180B: 1 roll
Sony FeCr 180: 4 rolls
TDK LX 35-90: 4 rolls (to be spliced onto 10" reels later)
Maxell LN 35-180: 1 roll (in unmarked box)
2 Maxell 10" empty reels
1 Scotch Classic 10" empty reel
4 TDK professional 10" empty reels
Like I said, that's just my so far unused stockpile.
I have about 20-22 tapes that are recorded on.
So what kind of obsessive hobbies/collections do you have?