How do you bond with your bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wizerd, Aug 7, 2021.

  1. wizerd


    Jan 5, 2012
    Prone to ranting, episodes of moral outrage.
    Hi all
    Just got this new Ibanez SR500 on deep discount from MF due to a few cosmetic defects, including one slight end grain crack at the control cavity. "No worries," says I, "superglue" says I. Note to self and others who may follow, use a clamp, not yer thumb.
    Cue up "Skin Tight" anyone?

    Happy playing.

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  2. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Well, that's certainly one way to do it, I guess... Personally? I'll stick to the "I really like playing this bass" method...:whistle:
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  3. Texaspandj


    Feb 13, 2021
    Heart Of Texas
    Bahaha, I didn't get it at first. I thought you were critiquing his fix.
  4. sleddogn


    Sep 8, 2013
  5. CTBassGuy

    CTBassGuy Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    Danbury, CT
    Is it evil that when I saw the thread title that my first thought was, “super glue!”?

    And lo, it was! :wideyed:
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  6. sleddogn


    Sep 8, 2013
    My finger hurts just looking at it, lol
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  7. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    No worries... It took me a little while, too...:cool:
  8. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I just take mine out for ice cream. No pain, all gain.
  9. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Yeah, what my ex wife said.
  10. vvvmmm


    Dec 6, 2016
    Kinda a personal question ...
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  11. NobodyImportant


    Jul 22, 2021
    We usually discuss our communication breakdowns then hug. Looks like that hurt real good. :facepalm:
  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
  13. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
    *thumbs up!* :thumbsup:

    Personally I prefer to use a staple gun, and if that doesn't cut it as nail gun!
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  14. Gothic


    Apr 13, 2008
    Well, after I take it home I just let it sit for while and acclimatize. Then we go on a long walk on the beach and discuss our feelings and where this relationship might be going. We return home, I take of its strings, give it a good rubdown and proceed to noodle with it until I find stuff that bothers me. Then we have a few fights and we get discouraged and the relationship get strained. It's at this point where you decide whether you want to work on it or just give up and go your separate ways.
  15. Evilheim


    Dec 27, 2017
    Madrid, Spain
    I did a similar thing to a stunning red Jazz Bass Plus that came for a complete setup and circuit board repair.

    It had a really big and bad crack almost on the same place, it was half the size of a neckplate, and the wood on it was literally falling apart because the crack was quite old. I had to do something so I sanded out most of the area and I used several layers of titebond mixed with wood sawdust in order to have it solid and tight.

    It worked really good and fortunely for me, the owner doesn't mind to have that thing unpainted hahahah.

    In fact, from all the basses I've done setup and servicing, it was the one that made me felt in love the most! It played and sounded AMAZING.
  16. Ouch!!! :eek:
  17. Giffro

    Giffro Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2017
    South Australia
    A painful way of identifying your bass if it gets stolen...leave ya thumbprint on it loll
  18. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Relationships can be tough. Gotta be thick skinned.
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  19. lark_z

    lark_z Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2020
    Georgetown, TX
    Taking finger-style to a whole new level, ha.

    I managed to glue something (can't recall what) to one of my fingers so perfectly that I had to wrap it all in a bandage and think about it awhile. It took me 24 hours of wetting and pulling to finally get it free. Thank goodness it wasn't trim on the car.
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  20. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    I take it for a walk.