Originally Posted by pnchad
One of the joys of acquiring a DB (unless you have big bucks) is the Search.
My 1st bass: 600 miles of travel to one shop. Played 4 or 5 and picked one to take home with me. Was sooo happy and I miss it now she is gone.
My second bass: 450 miles of travel to 5 different shops and one online potential deal from a pushy mofo. Played 40-50 different basses and found my love. In person, in my hands, beat up, with a voice that would humble the Sirens.
I thought my first one was hard, but after playing for a year and a half, I had strict requirements of what I wanted and it had to be an upgrade from my first bass that was just awesome at its price. That made it super hard to find that one ... that connection to the neck, body and sound. But it did happen after a few months of looking and playing. I met a lot of cool and interesting people that go-round.