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A Moral Dilemma

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mark beem, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Here's a question for everyone....

    Let's say that you're having a custom bass built. You've been dreaming of it since you put the order in. Now, the time has finally come for it to be delivered and all you can think about is getting it and plugging it in and knowing that YOU are the first person ( aside from the builders of course ) that has ever played this beautiful, one of a kind instrument.

    Now let's say that you learned that someone else went to the NAMM and had the UNMITIGATED AUDACITY to play your custom bass before you!! Just for fun let's pretend that this person posts quite a bit on a certain bass message board, has a mohawk, and already owns a plethora of basses by the same luthier as the one you're waiting on.

    So, in this situation what would be considered adequate retribution?? My initial instincts would be to go to this individual's abode, poop on his sectional, shave his eyebrows off and string him up by the "short-n-curlys"...

    But that's just me... How would everone else handle this?

    (This is a joke people!!)

    edit: For those who are taking me seriously.
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Take all his basses and give them away to people on the streets.
  3. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    /Garth Algar voice on/ ...uh...get over it and move on? /Garth voice off/

    dude...if you're that bothered by it, I'd blame the unnamed luthier for taking your ax to NAMM and providing him the opportunity...what did you expect the mowhahked TBer to do - not play a particular builders custom 7? ...But somehow, I don't think you're really that bothered by it or you wouldn't have had the unmitigated audacity to jump up from behind you igiloo and post this.

    (edited for lousy spelling)
  4. First of all it sounds like you have an issue with a certain Luthier that brought your bass to the show and allowed someone else to play it.

    As far as that certain, un-named, bassist is concerned, you could sercretly swap-out all of his multi-stringed monsters with Rogue's and see if he notices the difference.

    You could also steal all the change out the cushions of his sectional couch.
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    WHOA, WHOA!!

    No names!!

    This is ALL hypothetical!!! ;)
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Okay, I fixed it...sorry 'bout that...
  7. Posted by Creepy
    I thought it was a mullet (mullit?). Hypothetically speaking of course.
  8. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    mullet? mohawk? lord only knows...
  9. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Well, that mohawked, 7 string playing, tool loving person should be kicked in the shins repeatedly.
  10. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I'd shave his entire head clean.
  11. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    When I picked up my Stringray, the guys in the store made a big deal about making sure I was the first to play it. I laughed. I couldn't give a hoot if someone played it before me.
  12. pull a lorena bobbit on his wookie arse :p
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

    ARRGH!!!!!! :eek:

    No, that'd be way too cruel.. even for such heinous act!!
  14. side note: is this new 7 a fretless? i think i remember seeing you say you wanted a fretless hollowbody in a thread a while back. i think that would have AMAZING tone... (*** am i saying... all conks have amazing tone...)
  15. Sure, you don't name the person you were talking about but you indirectly named person by the name of the band he plays in.:rolleyes:

    ;) :D
  16. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Well if this hypothetical interloper had, ohh I don't know, say, a really fancy double-neck seven string (14 string???) from a noted luthier, let's call him Cill Bonklin... Well you could kidnap (bassnap???) said bass and send ransom notes with it tied to a chair. Demand a ransom of some ridiculous amount. Every day that the ransom is not paid, another cheesy hair-metal band sticker will be applied to the hypothetical double-neck Bonklin obscuring more of the hypothetically beautiful wood of which said doubleneck is constructed.

  17. hahaha yeah that would work too...

    ...though not as well as said lorena bobbit course of action
  18. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Have him buy you a Guiness and call it even. There's no problem so great that a free Guiness won't fix it.
  19. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    DEAL!!! :D
  20. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    No, hypothetically we'd be talking about an 8 string fretted..

    ;) :p