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Bassless for quarantine

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by heb9_28, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. heb9_28


    Jul 1, 2009
    Like the title says, I'm bassless for this quarantine :( Lots of time on my hands with nothing in them! My wife and I are currently separated and my bass (Squier CV Jazz) is at our house, which I'm not able to go to in order to pick it up.

    Anyways, I've been passing the time getting into new bands and watching YouTube videos to get me pumped up for whenever it will be that I can get it back in my hands! I've watched the Vulfpek concert at MSG at least 5 times, along with other videos by them, the Fearless Flyers, Snarky Puppy, and I jut discovered this band named "Ripe" that is awesome. I can't stop listening to them.

    So I'm looking for more recommendations for some new bands to check out. I'm really in to funk/soul type stuff. Any suggestions???
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  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Suggestion: buy a bass by mail order. Should be there in a couple of days. :thumbsup:
  3. heb9_28


    Jul 1, 2009
    Would LOVE to do that! Unfortunately with the separation, the bank account is not accessible either. I started a new job about 2 weeks ago and should get my first paycheck this Friday. Got bills to catch up on that will have to be the priority.
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  4. Shipping? They're still doing it, so get your bass shipped or buy a new one.

    Old or great movies with wonderful music are another outlet. Among my favorites are: Lilies of the Field, Oh Brother Where Art Though?, The Perez Family, Like Water for Chocolate and (of course) Yellow Submarine.
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  5. heb9_28


    Jul 1, 2009
    I'll have to check those movies out! Oh Brother, Where Are Thou? is one of my favorites!
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  6. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
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  7. It was the inspiration for Mumford and Sons. Truly one of the worlds most under-rated movies, a favorite for all of my friends too.
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  8. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Check out The Inlaws with Michael Douglas. Funny movies. :thumbsup:
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  9. heb9_28


    Jul 1, 2009
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  10. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Have a mutual friend pick it up for you.

    - John
  11. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio

    Drive down to Columbus and buy my, this.........................Warmoth Bass Guitar - musical instruments - by owner - sale

    You'll be happy that you did and so will I!
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  12. heb9_28


    Jul 1, 2009
    That bass is sweet!!! Super unique. I like the two jazz pickups on P body, and the custom pickguard.

    Unfortunately (I seem to be saying that a lot lol) I don't have a car either. We only have one and she has the kids so she has it. That's actually what my money is going to be being saved for after I get caught up on my bills.
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  13. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    I'm feeling for you heb9_28. Gotta get a car. #1 priority. Play "air bass" in the meantime.
  14. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
    I feel for you.
    Maybe some new/different music:

    Rocks my boat.
  15. Your wife can't lock you out of the bank account if your name is also on the account. Assuming a court hasn't said otherwise.
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  16. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Quarantine is for the infected.
    Social distance is for the uninfected.
    Just so you know.

    Those quarantined cannot move about.
    Those who are not infected can move about,but keep social distance.
    So you CAN go get your bass.
    You can go to work,
    You can go to Walmart.
    IF you're not infected.
    Just don't make close contact with people.

    Sorry.Misapplication of this word irks me.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2020
  17. Is this slang for "hire a goon" ?
  18. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I hear there are some $14.99 basses from China.
  19. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    That was not my intent. I can't imagine there is no one who could pick it up for the OP.

    - John
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  20. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    Is your area on enforced self isolation, or "lock down?" Everything here is pretty much closed, but people still have to shop, and food delivery is available.

    Is not being able to get your bass a legal or geographic issue? Perhaps you could hire a messenger/courier to pick up your bass? I picked up/delivered all kinds of things when I was a bicycle messenger.

    If nothing else, I have a Stagg short scale I picked up for €10. I was gonna do a rebuild/refin on it come spring/summer. You can have it, for free, but you'd have to cover the shipping from Germany. It would take about 10 days. It's probably not what you're looking for, but hey! It's a playable bass.
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