Help, really p... oed....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Davygravy3, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. Davygravy3


    Sep 21, 2000
    MY SITUATION has changed. I was going to get a MIM jazz, my squiers neck would cost 100 bucks plus to fix and it wouldnt be worth it so my parents were gonna get me a fender mim and my next bass like a MIA would be the one I buy and stuff ya know? So my mom reserves the bass I am playing and Now all of the sudden pops steps in and says no you gotta get a Yamaha cuz its japanese and it will be great. And you gotta go buy it! What do I do, hes gonna force me almost to get Yamaha even though I've never played one, I want a thin neck, I want a J Bass, and this very specific one I tryd out it, I loved the one I tried out, what do I do?
  2. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    If they're buyin', don't run cryin'!
  3. Davygravy3


    Sep 21, 2000
    Never heard that one b4...

    Unfortunately now they also want me 2 pay.

    And if I am interpreting it correctly.... then you are saying let them pick your bass, even though EVERYONE here says pick the bass you want and you like and you prefer and you get that sound out of.
  4. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Well i wish i was as lucky as you. My parents dont support my music habit. ive had to pay for every tiny peice of any thing related to music. Just tell you dad that the bass he likes is not the one you like. tell him that unless hes going to be playing it everyday, that you want the jazz. heck, even I would pick a jazz over yahama, but thats just me. But your dad picking out YOUR bass, that is YOUR tool of expresion is not right. I would go crazy if my dad picked out my bass, i just wouldnt get it if i didnt like it. So just tell him hes being stupid. and the jazz is probly better anyway.
  5. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    O ya, dont say that to pops. ILL Say it to him.;)
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    mention to him that the parts are made in america for the mim basses, just assembled in mexico.

    also mention that of the two, i personally would take a good MIM jazz over any yamaha 4 string, and i've got ~US$30,000 in bass guitars.
  7. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    how old r u? how long you been playing? if you old enuf tell you dad that you have looked into all your options in your price range and that you are old enuf to make your own decisions.
  8. Davygravy3


    Sep 21, 2000
    Playing for two years. I dont know what it is with him an Yamaha. I think its because he wants a new boat and Yamaha makes really good outboards.

    I guess I can contribute like 100 bucks then the other stuff I can get through xmas...

    At least my moms on my side. She understands I pick the instrument.

    I've told my dad that some ideas are stupid but I dont think I've ever called him stupid, I prolly just told him to shut up. haha
  9. Davygravy3


    Sep 21, 2000
    How can a company that big be able to produce such good everything?

    Well, heres whats going down. In order for me to see at least a few Christmas presents.

    I am a soccer ref and have 155$ from that then 84$ I just kinda have ya know? So I'll take out an extra !00$ get the bass and cord and they will get case and all the cool things for xmas, I think I want to get an effects peddle/line 6 pod/ or the thing that gives your bass like 70 different sounds. i.e. surfing, violin, etc
  10. Get something used. When a bass is ten years old, you know that you probably won't get any trouble with the neck etc. :p

    If you are old enough to drive, get in the car and check out all the pawn shops in your area. Get something used with your money and tell your Dad that you are paying, so you can choose what to get. Maybe take your teacher to the shop after you found something you like and let him help you to get a good price.;)
  11. While Yamaha instruments are actually pretty damn good (I can't say i've ever seen/played a Yamaha anything that didn't feel OK), if it's not your thing, don't even go there. true to yourself (gawd that's a SNAG term if ever I head one! :D ) and go for the instrument that you want to play. Even if it means waiting a little longer to buy your dream bass, it's a far better feeling when the day comes than if you settle for second-best in the interim.

    You're lucky that your parents support you musically, but not at the expense of your personal satisfaction and growth. It's almost akin to parents forcing their kids to take piano/violin/flugelhorn lessons...