OK, so 8 months ago I decided to try ambient guitar after 40 years of other kinds of guitar playing. I had an acoustic, a Strat and two amps, but no pedals. I went into this thing full bore, and frankly, with a "spare-no-expense" attitude. I bought, over this time, about 12 pedals, two loopers, a pedalboard, cables, a baritone guitar, whatever. I think right now I have the perfect setup :) I'm trying to deal with GAS of course, but really, I've got a killer board and guitars and all I need to make the music I want. OK, bottom line, I spent $4,200. And I already had two amps and mics and odds-and-ends I could use. I've attached a spreadsheet of all the stuff I bought: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_8lH6RqJv0Id01CWEpQNDNXT1k
I wrote a post recently titled: Ambient Guitar Startup On A $400 Budget, which I still stand by. Here's the link: https://www.ambientonline.org/forum/ambient/ambient-guitar-discussion/77273-ambient-guitar-startup-on-a-400-budgetWhat I've actually done in the last 8 months is the opposite end of the spectrum: Ambient Guitar Startup On An Unlimited Budget. I've got an 11 year old car, no other hobbies, and a very supportive wife. Sometimes you just gotta go for it!