Fastest wanted to owned turnover time?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kwesi, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. What's the quickest you've ever gone from wanting to owning a bass of a specific brand? I had never really thought about Roscoe's until I played one on Friday and it blew me away. Now I own one, lol. It's not in my possession yet, but it is mine :). That's 4 days full days, how about you?
  2. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass, the final frontier... Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Congrats Kwesi!

    Mind bending title too!
  3. That would be me. I usually have bought and paid before I even realized I wanted.
  4. ChronicPyromaniac


    Jan 25, 2001
    My 70's Classic Jazz Bass. I found out I wanted it in October, and bought it in December. The longest was my Hoppus bass, which I wanted for almost 4 years before I bought one.
  5. About 3 minutes... seriously.
  6. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Mine look a week! Saw it... Pm'ed the dude, got it!
  7. Hookus


    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Walked in for a 6-string, bought an Ibanez 706 right after I played it.
  8. Flintc


    Aug 15, 2006
    When I'm in the market for one, I know generally what I have in mind. Usually a sound, rather than a brand. Sometimes it's been "OK, this one" and I'm done. Sometimes, it's been "this is the sound I want, BUT I want [some other features]" so I'll order and pay for it. Might not be in my hands for a while.
  9. 250GBsOfAwesome


    Jul 11, 2008
    I didn't know I wanted a Bongo until I saw one for a good deal in the For Sale section.
  10. I never owned or wanted a P bass. Walked into a store and played one for 20 min or so, bought it immediately.
    Went to the store originally for strings.
  11. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    I walked into a "junk" store in K Town Germany in '75 and they had a '68 Hofner 500/1 very similar to Pauls, they wanted a rediculously low price (I'm talking about $100 american) and even tho' it was a tiny bit beat up, I walked out with it. Didn't know I wanted a Beatle bass until then, I had only been "really" playing for three years and had just bought my first bass, a late 60's P a few months before. I'd been gigging with a borrowed P bass until then.
  12. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
    Between my Roscoe and Leather
    Owner: Cockeyed Cow Custom Leathercraft
    Kwesi Congrats on becoming a Roscoehead. I should start the flip side to this thread. ie; How long have you wanted a bass of specific brand and have yet to acquire one. :D
    Roscoes are awesome but I'll probably never be able to afford one.
    Please post pics and sound clips in the Roscoe Forum when it arrives.

    God Bless, Ray
  13. Thanks, man. Back at you for the ACG you got. That thing is stunning!
  14. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass, the final frontier... Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Not got that yet: a couple in line before that! sure to post some pics when you have the Roscoe in hand!
  15. Who said I could afford it, Lol :bag: :D! I just couldn't help myself and I got a pretty sweet deal. Plus when essentially all of your income is disposable, exercising restraint becomes VERY difficult. Alas, these are probably the last 2 months it'll be that way :crying:, I leave for college in late August.
  16. mrtn400


    Dec 6, 2008
    I walked in Skip's Music last December to play all the cheaper basses they had, and played all of them except for some fruity looking Dean that looked like it'd never been touched. I asked a sales rep if they had anything else, preferably something that sounded close to a Ric but had a thinner neck, and he walked over, grabbed the Dean, and said try this. I almost didn't play it out of general brand hate of their "metal" guitars and basses, but I decided to give it a chance, and loved everything about it. Then I whipped out my iPhone and looked it up and barely found anything. The sales rep said they'd been out of production since like 03 or 04, so I put $100 down on it so no one else could snatch it up. I went in six days later and emptied out my wallet to pay the rest off (something like $356).

    So, that's instantly for me. ;)
  17. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
    Between my Roscoe and Leather
    Owner: Cockeyed Cow Custom Leathercraft
    With a fully disposable income I'd have two.:D:D.

    God Bless, Ray
  18. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    I thought this thread was going to be about "fastest wanting to owning to turnover (as in selling) time"! I bet it's a matter of hours in some cases around here.:D
  19. WildTrkey

    WildTrkey Inactive

    Mar 1, 2009
    I'm sure the turnaorund will not be great for me in my latest gas. DAMN MOVING!
    I want a measly $369 Avatar cab and it will be a while 'fore I have the funds. Trouble is I'm doing more outdoor gigs and need to push my full 350watts so I think I'm gonna go used. Oh well.
  20. eyeballkid


    Jul 19, 2009
    yeah, i did that once too!!!.. got a bass solely on a friends constant recommendation... god was i sorry.