a sad story........BUT a new amp.......

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by old_skool, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    well i kind of have a sad story for all of you but there is a good side to it.....kinda. my grandfather passed away at the age of 77 this weekend due to a heart attack. i was closer to him than any other member of my family other than my mom and dad (also deceased). ANYWAY, enough of that. my mom heard me talking about how i really wanted a 4x10. i talked to her about it and she knows that ill work good and hard for it. she comes up to me later that night and says " i know its not gunna make up for it but some of the money we got from grandpa can go towards this, considerate a present from him". i almost started crying cause it was so unexpected and.......just nice. so hopefuly within the next 90 days ill have the swr goliath III 4x10. what do you guys think of this cab? sorry for the sad story.
  2. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Very good cab, man. I'm sure you'll dig it. Sorry about your gramps.
  3. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you.

    But what an AWESOME thing that your Mom is doing. Hug her for that she deserves it.:D

    Take your time and try out several cabs. But I don't think that you can do a whole lot better than the Goliath. You have to trust your ears. I think that it's great that your Grampa's spirit will live on with your music.
  4. Dude, beyond sorry to hear about your gramps. The cab rocks though, and play the hell out of it for him.
  5. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    sad to hear man. my friend and drummer had a similar thing happen to him. he was a monster drummer, but his family didn't have much money, so he didn't have a drumset. his grandfather passed away in 98, and in the will was for my friend to get up to 15k to spend on a drumset. and man, did he ever get a drumset.

    and if i was going to ever live on in the form of a 4x10 speaker cabinet, i'd choose a goliath :D

  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Sorry to hear about your Grandpa, man. The Goliath III is a great cab. Get it, and name it after your grandpa.

    When my dad died about 11 years ago, he was cremated. Later on, come to find out, the crematorium was cremating more than one person at a time, and just mixing up the ashes with everybody else ... you know, kinda mix'n'match. Well, some folks got wind of this, and it destroyed their lives, I guess. (Some people can be SO sensitive.)But they weren't too devastated to sue the crap out of the cremation company. Then, the attorneys smelled money, and made it into a class-action suit. What could I do but join? All I had to do was sign a piece of paper. Believe it or not, the case settled for $16 million. My share? $300. Bitchen. With that and a little extra, I bought my Fender American Jazz Deluxe 5-string electric bass guitar, and named it Stan, in memory of my dad. He'd be proud.

    Now, the irony of all this? Think about it. The people whose lives were destroyed and filed the original suit got how much? $300 each. Jeepers.

    p.s. Don't worry about me. I'll be OK.
  7. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    sorry to hear about your grandpa.
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sorry to hear about your Grandfather.

    You can think of him each time that you play through the cabinet, so you will never forget him as long as you own it.
  9. Bassstud1

    Bassstud1 Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    LaPorte Indiana USA
    Sorry to hear about your grampa.
    I would try out other cabs. I prefer EDEN to anything else I tried. But make sure YOU get the sound you want out of YOUR total rig. Play it loud and clear in his memory ...Good Luck.