The Story of Stereo Joe and the Shen 150

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  1. Bin Son of Bin

    Bin Son of Bin

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    Well, I wanted to relate this story to the TB community cause I think that it shows how welcoming the TB community is.

    On another thread I was asking about Shen 150's and Calin Wulters when Stereo Joe, who lives in the same city as I, invited me to come out to his show last night to hear his Shen 150.

    So I took my lady out for an evening of Jazz and listened to Joe play on his Shen 150. He was great and his Shen sounded wonderful. Interestingly, My girlfriend said that she noticed how much better Joe's Shen sounded than the all laminte bass I have rented sounds.

    And the best part was when the set was done I went up and said Hi to Joe and he let me, a stranger, try his Shen (though at first I was too nervous to play it).

    Before leaving Joe suggested getting together so I could try the Shen privately, as well as his Kay Laminate, to "try out as many basses as I can" (his words).

    I was very impressed with him and how welcoming he was. I have a feeling that this is a bit more common amongst DB players.

    Thanks Joe!

    Jason
  2. HolmeBass

    HolmeBass Supporting Member

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    Way to go, Joe! Represent for the bass clan!
  3. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    Joe's great, hands down.
  4. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator

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    Great account of TB goodness. I've had people here be very generous with me in similar ways and I try to do the same.
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  6. mjt0229

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    Nice. Good luck!
  7. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member

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    Ah, the most important step of the whole process!
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    +1

    Girlfriend: "His bass really sounds so much better than yours."
    You: "Really? you think so?."
    Girlfriend: " I think so I really like that sound."
    You:" So.... You think I should get a new bass? I'm really digging that sound myself."

    and that folks is what we call jackpot !!!!
  9. Bin Son of Bin

    Bin Son of Bin

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    I have to say that's not how it started out but she really said that! And when the wife can see the value in a better Bass, it can only be good. :)

    Jason
  10. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta Supporting Member

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    So you have a WIFE and a GIRLFRIEND? How are you gonna afford a new bass! :eek:
  11. Bin Son of Bin

    Bin Son of Bin

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    I am told a girlfriend of 12 years is a wife. LoL!

    But the most important thing is.....she saw the value in a better Bass..Success!
  12. Stereo Joe

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    It was good to meet you, Jason and I'm glad I could help a bit in your bass search. Btw, it was KUNGfuSHERIFF who noticed your thread and location and mentioned to me that I might be able to help. TB'ers are definitely a good bunch!
  13. Treyzer

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    The people I've met through TBDB have been great people as well as great players; Great to hear this story!
  14. Bin Son of Bin

    Bin Son of Bin

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    Well then, I'd like to give a huge honourable mention to KUNGfuSHERIFF for his great help. Thanks!!
  15. Lenbytown

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    We Canadians are so friendly and polite, so we're told.
  16. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    {tips hat}

    Now stop adding extra "u"s to your words! :D
  17. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

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    More like this: KNGfSHERIFF? :D
  18. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    No, that would be silly.
  19. Bin Son of Bin

    Bin Son of Bin

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    The Canadian spelling of KUNGFuSHERRIF'S name is KUUNGFuuSHERRIF btw. :)
  20. klaus486

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    Having been to a TB gtg I can say that TB members seem uncommonly generous. One guy even let everyone play his Fodera. In fact everyone let everyone play everyone's bass.
    It was the bar we chose to do it in that sucked! THEY wouldn't let us play at even an absolute minimum volume. So much for testing out those cabs.....
  21. Bin Son of Bin

    Bin Son of Bin

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    Hey Stereo Joe, how come we don't have an Ottawa/Gatineau Bass Players Club? Wanna start one?

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