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Cause for divorce (epiphone)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by VarlotTheHarlot, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. VarlotTheHarlot


    Dec 12, 2013
    So, you people discussing basses on here is gonna get me shot by the mister sooner or later (that's my excuse and to it I shall stick).

    Was reading a thread earlier about the schecter nikki sixx rep (which I've been considering getting) when the thread pointed me in the direction of the epiphone nikki sixx blackbird...

    One of which I've just found for sale online, in mint condition at a very reasonable price. (Why, oh why did I look?!)
    My boyfriend will not be happy!

    Now do I sell on my de-fretted ibanez to make room? :p (read: make peace)

    Also, any honest feedback on the epi?

  2. What? You're boyfriend isn't a bassplayer???
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    The Epiphone Nikki Sixx basses were introduced at a high price ... they sold poorly ... the price then came way down. I imagine the same will happen with the Schecter.
  4. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I think that he should be proud of your restraint in not buying something crazy expensive. He should reward your frugality by buying you the strings of your choice and getting a professional setup done on the new bass.

    Oh, and shoes... you deserve some new shoes to match the bass.
  5. Cirk


    Jan 16, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    +1 to getting the bass. Tell your boyfriend we said to get over it.
  6. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    Congrats on the new bass buy the way...

  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Buy what you want and simply ask him why he would be against anything that would make you happy
  8. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Is he your boyfriend or husband? Who's money would you be spending?
  9. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    How much is the Nikki Sixx bass?
  10. VarlotTheHarlot


    Dec 12, 2013
    Nope my bf is not a bassist :O I know!

    Drummer, you are my new best friend.

    And he's my bf, not my husband. It's my money but I am impulse buying again as I already have three basses and I'm a beginner again.

    It's up for £200 with a hard case. Local too. I've already talked the guy down and provisionally had a new set of strings and a cable thrown in for good measure...

    I haven't bought it yet...I did ask him how he'd feel if I was *hypothetically* considering some sort of new bass, that might be a nikki rep (he knows Motley are my favourite band- yeah, I know, so flame me). He rolled his eyes. That's permission, right? :p
  11. If you want it, buy it. Your next boyfriend will understand.
  12. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    Nobody should be telling anyone else what they can or can't spend their money on. He's your boyfriend, not your husband. If he doesn't want to support your decision to play music and invest in gear, he may not be the right guy for you. As long as your bills are paid and you can afford it, buy what you want.
  13. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Your BF needs to understand what's important at this point in the relationship. Let his education continue!
  14. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I've been married 12 years. At no time does my wife have the right to say jack about any instrument or any other purchases I make. Please don't have that kind of relationship. Trust each other to know what each of your needs are. If my wife bought ANYTHING, I wouldn't complain, and she knows darn well to treat me the same way.

    Couples really do need to get each others' noses out of each others' butts.
  15. grendle


    Mar 4, 2011
    Central FL
    If the bills are paid and there's food in the house buy what you want lol.
  16. I didn't realize you were such a prude! :ninja:
  17. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    If you expected any help with restraint in bass buying, you sure came to the wrong place! :)

    TB Rule: You can never own too many basses.
  18. rfslick


    Dec 31, 2008
    Benicia, CA. USA
    From where I sit, it sounds like pretty much everyone here said to go get the bass! +1 here!
  19. Woofer


    Sep 24, 2008
    Nailed it.
  20. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    He's a boyfriend, not a husband. It's your call.