Am I having a MidLife crisis???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kukulkan61, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Suspended Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
  2. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    It is a pretty cool bass and I am passed mid-life. I think the cool Ric like styling without the Ric price or problems is attractive.
  3. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    When my midlife crisis arrived I couldn't afford the red sports car, so I bought a red bass. :D
  4. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    I had a mid life crisis, once... nothing fancy. Ordered a pizza, and had a few cold ones.

    Wait a sec... that was a mid week crisis.
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  5. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    WOW, a RickenJackson!
  6. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
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  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    yeah, that's got "mid-life crisis" written all over it! :laugh:

    but it's also a cool ax! ;) looking forward to your NBD! :thumbsup:
  8. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Call it what you want.....that bass is nice!!:bassist:
  9. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    I personally am having a post-life crisis. I've set up an account to automatically order a bass upon my death certificate being issued.
  10. Re: Colors

    But you only get a choice of one color not all colors on one, unless you buy one of each color, which would indeed be indicative of a midlife crisis…LOL!!

    Having had a Rick back in the day, these caught my eye too. Trust me, I get the attraction. But after I gave it some thought, knowing what good basses are going for these days, while the looks are compelling you have to wonder is it really a good useful instrument?
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  11. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    It's pretending to be several basses and, IMO, looks a mess.
  12. I'd have to suffering a full on mental breakdown to go for that thing lol
  13. keith rosier

    keith rosier Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Southern California
    I just walked into GC and saw one on the wall. In hand it feels very much like a Ric bass, though ergonomically towards a Fender. Think Fender meets a Ric. I didn't plug it in, but the pickup type in it tells you a lot. It was medium weight.
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  14. Peteyboy


    Apr 2, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Just your garden-variety GAS, although the bass itself is clearly suffering from some kinda identity crisis. ;)
  15. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I really like the way those basses look. And Jackson basses are famously fast. Very easy playing necks. And that is a great deal. Get it. Post pics.
  16. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I went off a while ago and bought an active tbird for my midlife crisis
  17. Plain Old Barry

    Plain Old Barry Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2018
    When my midlife crisis arrived, I bought an airplane. It lasted long enough that I sold that one and bought a bigger, faster airplane.

    Buy whatever works for you...

    FWIW, the 25 year old airplanes held their value better than 25 year old girlfriends would have. :laugh:
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  18. Benj-jammin

    Benj-jammin Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2020
    North Carolina
    Just visited our local GC the other day - fully stocked again, a bunch of the Jacksons - very cool looking and great sounding basses, IMO! I say go for it, mid-life crisis or not!!
  19. jthisdell


    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    I bought a Miata for my mid-life crisis. Not really a crisis, I just wanted a new car and finally found a great deal on one. Then I had to figure out a giggable rig to fit in a Miata.
  20. Maybe not a mid-life crisis, but if it is this is certainly cheaper than a red sports car.
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