Do i deserve a new bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by josiah goldfish, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. josiah goldfish

    josiah goldfish Guest

    Jan 10, 2012
    E.Sussex UK
    Hello fellow TBers,
    Soooo, I've been playing bass for about a year now, self-taught, play in the church band. I've been playing an Ashton for a year, and I'd borrowed a (seriously) heavy vox bass about 2-months before that. So I was thinking, do I deserve a new bass? I'm in my church band, and I've wanted to play upright for a while, so I looked for a bass I could do both on. I then came across the ministar basstar ( It's £215, and it can be played as a fretless travel bass (I've never had a fretless before. I've never even played one) or in the upright position with a really long endpin and a body brace that you can buy for another £30 (or on a cymbal stand), it also has a big scallop on the end of the fingerboard, to make it feel more like a double bass neck.
    Anyway, after a year of playing, do you think I deserve a new toy? I was also thinking about making one, so maybe I should do that, and not only save money, but also give actually making one a go.
  2. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Yamaha & Grosbeak. I’m Marc!

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    This seems like a silly question to me. I think if you feel you deserve to play a better instrument, have the money and feel that it's not going to set you back, then absolutely you deserve to have the bass you want.

    However, this is usually where GAS begins in the life of a bassist.
  4. nickn


    Oct 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I've been playing bass for five years now. I started off on a cheap Ibanez starter bundle, and in my first two years I kept buying nicer and nicer basses and justifying them by telling myself that I deserved better instruments as my skills grew. I got into some pretty nice basses -- Warwick, a few MIA Fenders, a Music Man...

    I've now sold off most of those instruments and my main squeeze is a Squier.

    Just saying.

    If you have money burning a hole in your pocket then by all means spend it, but don't get caught up like I did in having the absolute latest and greatest this early in the game.
  5. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    You do if you can afford it.
  6. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey

    This would have been my response as well.
  7. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    If you have to ask the question, then the answer is NO !.
    This is Talkbass we all deserve a new Bass. :D
  8. Thumper828


    Jan 29, 2010
    North Carolina
    I think you should buy 2!!
  9. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    I agree, the moderators need to pony up some new gear for all of us. :D
  10. Randy S

    Randy S

    Jul 7, 2008
    Western WA
    And so do I, so I just ordered one.
  11. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Ohio, Youngstown Area
    I never let it stop me.
  12. Wannaflea

    Wannaflea Guest

    Jun 7, 2011
    Jersey, CI

    Lord knows I'm not good enough to merit all my gear
  13. soulman969

    soulman969 Inactive

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    When you reach adulthood you do not need to ask other adults if you deserve to buy something............unless of course you are married in which case the above rule does not apply.

    Damn it's great being single again. If I can afford it I deserve it. :bassist:
  14. darkstorm

    darkstorm Guest

    Oct 13, 2009
    Sure. Go get the nicest basses for you that you can afford.
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Want trumps deserve.
  16. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Denver, CO
    William Munny said "Deserve's got nothin to do with it."
  17. Soverntear


    Mar 17, 2008
    Never ask TB if you should buy or deserve a new bass. we're all GASed up here so of course you get the "GET THE NEW BASS NOOOOOOOOOW" response. It's not the subjective environment for such a question :p
  18. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    if you havent sacrificed any small woodland creatures lately>?...then yes deserve a new bass!!!!! :)
  19. Of course, especially if it will be a fretless. I bought my first fretless about a month ago and it's a completely different instrument, and so much better than a fretted, in my opinion, but that's just me. But it will take some time before you'll be ready to gig though.
  20. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Yamaha & Grosbeak. I’m Marc!

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA