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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by baddarryl, May 6, 2021.
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I had a friend back in the day who always made me feel bad about buying nice basses. Do what brings you joy. You don't have to be Victor Wooten to enjoy a fodera.
I'm not an outstanding player by any stretch, I'm certainly not in a financial situation to justify having so much tied up in instruments I don't need, but looking at my bass wall brings me a ton of joy and that is worth it to me.
c'mon, your username is baddarryl, not reasonabledarryl. buy it!
What an odd thought process. Unless there’s a shortage of running shoes how are you depriving someone else?
I Believe You should get as much as you can Afford!! if you were just starting out & like 12 yrs old, I d say get the most inexpensive bass out there, but if you're older & able to afford a nice (boutique) bass, get one! It took me a couple of years of serious shedding & learning how to set up my bases to reward myself with a "Nice" Bass, after a series of inexpensive models before I treated Myself with a "Good" Bass, It motivated me to get in the shed even more and just to pick it up A lot more. I mentioned A while ago, I have a Stiletto with an unwieldy thick neck! that actually hurt me, gave me a bursitis bump on my thumb knuckle! so i started to avoid playing! I got so fed up I Finally decided to Treat myself to "righteous" Bass that was 180° from the torture bass!! Its adream to play! I t was a Kinda a kit Build,a custom warmoth Built to my spec! Sounds great, Plays even better! Yeah it was a expensive,but it was built over time (1 year) but it was a blast t build! and is still in progress! So Great Im thinking of building another!! So I'm totally with you Get what you want ( afford)! you'll enjoy playing more,so you ll play more, thus making you a better player! do it!
No, you don’t deserve it, but you want it, so buy it.
as your therapist, buy it
This is Talkbass - of course the answer is ”Yes! You deserve it! Just don’t forget to post a NBD.”
DESERVE'S GOT NOTHIN' TO DO WITH IT
If you like it, get it. Life is too short. Do what you feel not what you think others would think!
I believe we live in a culture of guilt. The OP asking whether he deserves a bass reinforces my belief.
Do it. If you’ve never owned a botique bass before I think there’s value in doing so as long as you’re being financially responsible. I’ve owned many botique basses over the users including Zon, MTD, Skjold, Roscoe and I currently have none. In the end they didn’t provide anything, for me, that my current basses don’t but I wouldn’t have known that without trying them and I may still feel inexplicably limited by my cheaper instruments (my current setup is waaaaaay ahead of my capability). Don’t get me wrong, these basses I mentioned were impeccable but there are tons of basses at about $1000-$1500 that will get you 95% of the way there. I wouldn’t have believed that unless I had experienced it.
For the price of a “nice bass” I recently bought a guitar tube head, 2x12 cabinet and baritone guitar which will help my creativity more than any new bass.
Looking down at 12th fret and up was a little weird, but that was the only thing that stood out.
Not sure I'd call it a culture of guilt, but I myself have a better appreciation of the plight of others than I've had in the past.
Bass Viking's rule to live by: "Don't ever feel guilty about the less fortunate because there's always somebody better off than you."
If you can afford it , buy it . Higher quality basses will highlight your playing flaws, ( my Alembic did ) but it will force you to work on your technique .
As do I, but I can't help that and buying an expensive bass that I may want isn't going to change anyone's plight.
Same here. My friend who has a dingwall told me not to look at it, and that's fine until you get to the 12th fret. And then no matter what happened, I got very very confused.
IMHO, if you have the funds and you want it, you should get it. Life is short.
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