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My Daughter is having a BOY!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Lonesomedave, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Lonesomedave

    Lonesomedave Supporting Member

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    hooray...my daughter and son-in-law are having a baby and she just got the word today that it is a boy....Merry Christmas....(nothing against girls....i would have been just as happy)

    anywho....this got me thinking...what is the best age to get him his first bass?....i was thinking about 6 months, but then i thought....nah, a little to young....so now i am leaning toward 8 months or so....

    thoughts?

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  2. PAC

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    Congratulations. Grand kids are "Da Bomb". I guarantee you guys will be best buds. It happened to me 5 times already.

    Paul

    :hyper:
  3. DeathFromBelow

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    You wanna buy the poor little dude a bass!? Man, that's just wrong... :D
  4. Clark Dark

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    congrats pop-pop
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    I'd be more concerned with arranging to take him to his first SEC football game than buying a silly bass guitar. :D

    Congratulations though on the news. Is this your first grandchild?

    -Mike
  6. slobake

    slobake Supporting Member

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    Congrats Dave that is awesome.
  7. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

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    Congrats man. I built my twin nieces their first guitar and bass for their second birthday. No such thing as to young
  8. Lonesomedave

    Lonesomedave Supporting Member

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    thanks, all....really happy

    yeah, Mike, it is my first....i was too young to have grandchildren before now...:D

    ok, now for the REAL question....Gibson or Fender?

    [​IMG]
  9. C130AVN

    C130AVN Stringed Tubist Supporting Member

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    Congrats! Being a grand dad is awesome I have 2 grand sons and a grand daughter on the way.
  10. mellowinman

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    eight weeks,

    and

    Rickenbacker
  11. buzzbass

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    I had a mini p-bass built for my son @ 3yrs old. We both still noodle with that stupid little thing too. It actually has fairly nice tone.
  12. PAC

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    Are you not jumping the gun just a bit? What if the kid wants to be a guitard, or even worse, a DRUMMER!

    Paul

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  13. slobake

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    The joy of being a grandfather is loving your granchildren uncondtionally. Even if one of them is a drummer. :eek:
  14. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    After I started playing I had wished someone had bought a bass when I was born and kept it for me. Maybe buy a bass now and keep it for him, easy way to get a birth year bass. Then worse case scenario he has no interest and you get it.
  15. elgecko

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    Congratulations that your grandchild will be a masculine child!

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  16. PAC

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    How right you are. One of mine plays acoustic, another plays electronic, but I love them the same.

    Paul

    :D
  17. groooooove

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    my niece is 5 months old.... her father and i are both professional musicians / music educators...

    everyones anxiously waiting to find out what she ends up playing. my vote goes to bassoon, or harp. "scholarship instruments" as i call them..
  18. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats, Dave! That's very cool. I'm sure you will teach him the joys of SEC football soon enough.;)

    Lakland short scale hollowbody is the right answer, by the way.
  19. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

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    Congrats Dave!

    Wahoo!

    I would say at least 7 or 8....I bought my daughter a samick corsair when she was about 8...she is now 11 and maybe played it 2 hours total.....she keeps saying she wants to play it but makes no effort....

    IMHO any younger than 7 and they do not have the coordination
  20. bassinplace

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    Congrats! Heck, buy the bass now! That way it's always there anytime he wants to play with/play it. And Fender. With flats.

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