Any purchases you made that you were afraid to post here?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassHappy, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Hey TBers

    We all know the peer pressure here to buy what is cool or what is vintage or what is within the range of "acceptable" can be a little intimidating.

    Are you willing to post your purchases here regardless of "cool" factor - or have you made a purchase here and there that you were too intimidated to post?

    Cmon, let's see what you are hiding in the closet!
  2. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
  3. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    The only opinion on what's cool or not that matters is my own, and I'm certainly not bothered by what some to me unknown or anonymous person on TB thinks.

    I'm not an outrageous kind of personality though, my taste doesn't annoy others much. :)
  4. highway


    Aug 20, 2008
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Sunglasses? :)
  6. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Eclipse videos, tampons and 50 Shades of Grey books for my wife, beyond that... Nope.

    I have owned SX to Fodera and Squier to Sadowsky..... Why care what anyone thinks of your purchases?
  7. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    I am guessing you are really young and a bit immature if "Website Peer Pressure" is a concern in your life.....LMFAO

    If you bought, own it, put on your big person pants and worry not about others thoughts, you'll live a much happier life by developing YOUR own mind, and not be another Sheeple
  8. Actually, be 61 in a few weeks....

    Just wanting to see those "closet" oddball cheapies that for whatever reason never made it here....
  9. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable

    Apr 15, 2013
    If I ever get a Wishbass I'll put it up here so I can enjoy TB's ridicule.
  10. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I've been so tempted to get one of those - the worse the better. Great conversation starter. :p
  11. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I'll step up, since everyone in this thread is taking things so deadly serious. I overpaid on an SX neck for a parts bass a few years ago, then re-shaped the headstock, only to realize that it was slightly twisted and so I never bragged about it on here.
  12. Exactly the stuff I was looking to hear about or see.....

    When my band was on tour, one of our favorite pastimes was visiting all of the local music stores and the first thing out of our mouths would be:

    "Can we see what is in the back room or the basement?" We would literally sift though all the junk they had in storage (if they let us) and every once in a while there would be a real treasure. I once bought a dobro bass, which was really old and cool, but I found out later - it just had too many problems to get it to play with any consistency. I certainly would have been hesitant to post it here.
  13. lyla1953


    Jul 18, 2012
    FORCED ON A REGULAR BASIS to go "antiquing" by my beautiful bride on a frequent basis, I've found the activity just ain't my cup of Joe...However, on very, very, very rare occasions (20 to 1 ratio) I've found statues/figurines representing the bass...sooooo I collect them.
  14. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I'll add something then. Not that I've been afraid to post, there has just never been a reason to.
    Until now, that is.


    This used to be some kind of P-bass clone, don't remember the name, that I bastardized in my
    early bass playing days. Cut up the body, changed the headstock, de-fretted the neck.

    The modification project is not the cringe-worthy part though, it's the fact I apparently thought
    that spending the money on an EMG pickup with active tone controls would somehow make this
    a wonderful bass.

    Surprisingly, it didn't. :)

    EDIT: The bass was probably an OK instrument, I just didn't know enough to realize that.
    Seeing the body wood I today wish I didn't ruin this bass, it could have made a nice one.
  15. ezstep


    Nov 25, 2004
    north Louisiana
    Well, there is that "I heart Justin Beiber" tee shirt incident. I won't talk about it much.... :(

    But, no. Never done any bass-related purchase that I wouldn't post. There are many that I didn't post, but not from fear of ridicule.
  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I am not afraid to post or mention my purchases, but frankly, if one is not careful, it is easy to post every time you do anything. I don't think everyone cares if I have another cheapo bass or I like my headphone amp.
  17. Post here? No. Tell the wife? That's a different story. :bag:
  18. neo 7

    neo 7 The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Nope. Nobody reads my threads anyways.
  19. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    I agree. You can't control what other people say, do or think so why worry about it? I play what I like. What other people think about it is of no concern to me.
  20. StoutFellow


    Oct 17, 2010
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    My first bass was a Westone, with all the subtlety of tone and the playability of a railway sleeper. But I had more fun with that bass than with most of the other, fancier, basses I've owned.
    The internet is largely responsible for the growth in peer pressure. Coupled with e-commerce (where you don't try before you buy and where everything is reduced to price and frequently meaningless specs), the likes of TalkBass have a lot to answer for.
    Well, not TB, but all the Jazz/Precision/flats/rounds dogmatic...
    (Stands back and awaits flame war...) :rolleyes: