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You know you're addicted to building basses when...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by reverendrally, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Complete this phrase. :)

    Here's my go.

    ...you finish one and your wife says, "can you have a rest for a while now" and you're thinking, 'but I just got started'.
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered Panther Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    ...you have four going at once, while the shutters are falling off the house...
  3. MPU

    MPU Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    .. you once again say that THIS is the bass that has all what I've always wanted.
  4. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Suffolk County, NY
    Sponsored by The Letter G
    You have a closet light that hasn't worked for six months because you spent every weekend working on your builds.
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  6. Smilodon

    Smilodon Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    ... when you check your bank account and think "Uh-oh!".
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    You finish a project & get rid of it to justify starting a new one.


    you have all of the parts enough for two projects yet still comb the internet for parts.
  8. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Supporting Member

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK
    Heh, I really need to get that pantry bulb replaced.
  9. Shutters falling off your house show up mysteriously on your basses
  10. Splods


    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    When you go to the wood store and ask for 'the usual'.

    Or, when you get really excited by wood grain.
  11. Konquest


    Aug 26, 2003
    You look at the door panels on your medicine cabinet and imagine them as a bookmatched top (true story)...
  12. MPU

    MPU Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    ...you are on a skiing holiday and when you wake up your first thoughts are "How do I rout that curved back to my next last bass I'm making". True story from 15 minutes ago:bassist:
  13. FatherG


    Dec 16, 2009
    When your wife knows that the one you are working on is not the last one, in spite of what you said after that last one...

    BTW: I just finished this one today. All the parts and the neck are off an Ibanez. The body is a solid slab of walnut given to me by a local farmer - he cut it down about 15 years ago.

    Just so you know, I consider myself a decent woodworker and an aspiring, beginner guitar builder.

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  14. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    ...when you turn it into a business and find yourself needing to hire a helper because it has become more than a hobby.....LMAO:help::bag::p
  15. FunkyMan


    Nov 27, 2007
    ...when your girlfriend says: "No s3x until you finish your unnecessary 3rd bass"
  16. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered Panther Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    LOL! You have to choose between "3rd bass" and "third base"!
  17. When you get a job at a hardwoods store just to be near the wood that you want to turn into basses-but the pay is so low, you cant afford it even at your discount....
  18. Smilodon

    Smilodon Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    ... when you look at cargo cases and pallets at work trying to find a piece suitable for a body.
  19. Beauchene Implements

    Beauchene Implements Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    ...when your co-workers stop inviting you to lunch because all you talk about is amazing pieces of walnut/maple/mahogany you found, or the awesomeness of the new brand or router bits you switched to, or how they changed the bottle shape of your favorite epoxy and it sucks now.
  20. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    ...when your wife finds the custom oak table you promised still in rough lumber form under the workbench and suddenly gets wise that those 11 basses that you're "just borrowing from Steve" might be connected to all those nights in the shop...
  21. jet_king


    Jul 31, 2009
    this...this is golden

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