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Help! I’m About to Buy My “Holy Grail” Bass and I Don’t Need It

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by selowitch, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Dave Neal

    Dave Neal

    Aug 22, 2015
    I have an illness and I am a member of the bass hoarding club.. "pills don't work they just make it worse"
    John Stephen likes this.
  2. bogie1519


    Feb 25, 2012
    Beaumont Tex
    Nice looking bass. Rare red.
    Dave Neal likes this.


    May 29, 2020
    Buy it and sell the one you like the least or keep both. Life's short enjoy
  4. dspellman


    Feb 16, 2012
    I can't tell you how many times I've purchased my Holy Grail something or other.

    There's always another.
    JASON LEVEY likes this.
  5. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I am never surrendering the 2001 EBMM Sterling 4H in Blue Pearl. They can have that bass when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers—not that I would every consciously try to quote Charlton Heston.

    body.jpg headstock.jpg
    mjm666 and Pet Sounds like this.
  6. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Perhaps but the roasted maple neck models are particularly desirable and Ernie Ball Music Man undoubtedly knows that.
  7. Those roasted maple necks feel great. I'm not going to help talk you out of this. You talked me into the travel bass got; that I use all the time. And really like:)

    Music man basses are my go to gigging bass now.
  8. Ed Wood

    Ed Wood

    Jul 21, 2020
    Did you see the 2007 Ltd Ed. 4H in "Blue Dawn" pics that were in that same album with the Natural? Wow... it's gorgeous. Not a fan of the 12th fret inlay, but black pickguard, rosewood fretboard... [edit: could always but a 2nd pickguard and install a single to try it out, keeping the original intact for laters.]

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  9. bottomzone

    bottomzone Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    That's one of the symptoms of G.A.S and the only cure is being broke!
    Dave Neal likes this.
  10. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    A stopgap, not a cure. Unfortunately, G.A.S. sufferers often have a credit card.
    Marlon Carbone and bottomzone like this.
  11. I beg to differ! Every time I've put my bass down for extended periods, I've slowly, but inexorably gone insane. Only playing has kept me sane. Especially in these weird times.

    Hi, my name is Marlon and I'm a bassaholic. If there are sponsors for this illness, I would sure like to get one too!
  12. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    As we say in THUNDERBIRD Club, "We're here to enable".:D
  13. CaseyL


    Apr 16, 2020
    If you want a bass, buy the bass and don’t look back.
  14. The Schu

    The Schu

    Aug 28, 2017
    Honestly, if the bass evokes inspiration… then make the investment. Nothing worse than passing on an instrument, that you wish you had purchased, only to see it increase in value, making it harder to invest in at a later date. If it doesn’t measure up to your expectation my friend, you can always unload it, and perhaps make a profit.
  15. bottomzone

    bottomzone Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    If you're truly broke, you can't afford to make the credit card payments!
  16. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I’m not sorry.


    ME: Hi. My name is Sam.
    ALL: Hi, Sam.
    ME: It’s been four hours, six minutes, and forty-eight seconds since I last bought a bass.
    ALL: Yay! *applause*
    svlilioukalani likes this.
  17. Chev59


    Jul 18, 2020
    Maybe see if it's cheaper without the 4 picks..?
    selowitch likes this.
  18. Sin Nis

    Sin Nis

    Nov 5, 2016
    If you have to cash who cares if ya need it music is never about need but about desire. If you don’t have the cash well there is credit and small loans
  19. artimus667

    artimus667 Doh!

    Nov 3, 2008
    Your “sponsor” would have more basses than you.
  20. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Right, but I draw the line at buying things on credit. At this stage in my life, I’m grateful that my only debt is my mortgage. I don’t borrow money for any other purpose. If I can’t pay cash for, say, a bass—I don’t buy it.
    Pet Sounds, Mitchell Wild and Sin Nis like this.

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