Yea, I learned... It was a friend of my brothers. He's a disabled Vet who wanted to pick up some extra money giving guitar and bass lessons. I loaned him the gear and took lessons from him for a few months, but he started insisting that I pay in advance of the lessons, then he was too busy to give the lessons, so I stopped taking them. I got an email from him on Wednesday saying that since I haven't asked about the gear for 6 months, they belonged to him now, and he was going to sell them to make rent.
Don't even think to ask to borrow a bass from me!
Consistency is only a virtue if you're not a complete screw-up.
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