First tort of all time...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Claymore, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. Claymore


    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    Just purchased my first bass EVER with tort! It's an Ibanez TMB310. Will it give me all the superpowers of deceased bassists who came before me?? Does it make the bass self-aware? (a vorpal bass) Do I have to register it with any kind of Tort Society? This is so exciting!... Please walk me through this pivotal moment in my life. It should be arriving next week. I need to be prepared. :laugh: BAD37BBC-DA4B-44AB-AD48-6EFF0CB6E56D.jpeg
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2020
    Torrente Cro likes this.
  2. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

  3. Templar

    Templar Rythm Wrangler Supporting Member

    No. But now instead of being a Tort Mocker, you've become a Tort Mockee. Good job!
  4. ejaggers


    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    The first hit of tort is free, but come to me when (not if) you need more.

    That's a sweet bass!!!

    Claymore likes this.

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    Well, according to the tort prophecy, in order to receive all the powers from 'The Tort', you must also have flat wounds on that bass. The magical combination of a split coil pickup, flats and tort will grant you all the secret powers of vintage vibe gods.
    Claymore likes this.
  6. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    You may want to join the The Order of the Tort
    Claymore likes this.
  7. Claymore


    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    Thanks! :laugh:
  8. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    Looks really nice. The TMBs have that "is it modern or is it classic??" thing to them. I dig the looks a lot. Only got to play one once, it was an MM-only model, felt more like a "classic" bass in my hands than most of the Ibanez catalog. Congrats!
  9. Claymore


    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    Thanks. I think they were thinking along the same lines when they released the ATK.
    182BF4E9-AB75-4629-A277-8906392998B4.jpeg Both of those models share a certain pseudo-retro vibe of sorts. This is my '94 ATK-300.... Chunkiest neck I've ever played and an absolute beast at 11.2 lbs.
    And I likes this.
  10. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    If you lose your pick just turn it sideways, it'll fall off. Easy unless you have tort carpet too.
    Claymore likes this.
  11. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Yeah, go with that.