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I can't beleive I bought this..how do I tell the wife?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Z4NC, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Z4NC


    Jul 19, 2003
    I've been GASing for an MTD 535 for a while now... I finally took the plunge and got this sinful thing.. I'm expecting this any moment now from FEDEX...I'm sitting comtemplating how to explain to the wife...and the more I look at this pic the more inner strength I gather to handle the wrath of wifezilla.

    Any creative ideas are welcome ..I have exactly 3hr and 15 mins before she gets home. Wish me luck.
  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Send it to me - I will hold on to it for you while she cools off.
  3. No, me. I'm closer.
  4. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    It looks beautiful! What are the specs? Where did you buy it?
  5. Ari


    Dec 6, 2001
    Nice looking bass! Where did you get that from?

    I assume it's a tulipwood body w/ a wenge neck?
  6. Gubna


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco
    3 hours to write her a song to seranade her with when she walks in the door.
  7. neuromancer


    Apr 28, 2005
    CT, USA
    Given the situation, I'm surprised you didn't show her the bass first before ordering, letting her know your intentions. :confused:

    Since we're past that point, I recommend spending a larger amount of cash on a nice diamond. That just might be your get-out-of jail free card. :D

    Forgiveness might (allegedly) be easier to ask for than permission, but it also tends to open a bigger rift. ;)
  8. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    -Call your credit card company a renegociate the interest rate. Calculate how much you saved by getting a lower rate and explain then that the bass was practically free.

    -If you bought it with cash (savings) tell her that those are collectable items that sell for $10,000 and you got lucky to get one cheaper, and if you ever need the money you will sell it for a huge profit.

    -Hide all you other basses for awhile and only play that one. She might not even notice there is a new bass in the house. Bring back slowly any other basses you might have. If ever asked, "what bass is this?" just reply, "oh, honey, I've had that for awhile. . . "

    -Always hide the credit card statement. Better yet, request online access only with no paper statement. Pay online. Keep the password safe.

    As you can tell, I've thought about this.
  9. my friend, you are a lucky man with a new MTD. But, I dont know how lucky you will be after you face the slayer!!!
    Yeah, I have been there a few times. My last bass I just kept it in my main case for a few weeks and she never noticed.
  10. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    If I had a couple grand to blow, I would get a brand new Dingwall AB-1. I had one before, and I would love to get my mitts on one again one day. If I did, my wife would be thrilled. Sometimes, these ladies we marry are surprisingly forgiving and supportive (or I am really lucky). I wouldn't have tried to sneak it by her though, but tell her its your dream bass and you got a good deal on it. Maybe she'll be happy for you?:bag:
  11. I'm lucky that my wife is sort of, umm, disinterested in my gear (I had accumulated a number of items through the years before I met her) so anytime I try to slip something past her now, I always pay cash (or use someone else's credit card) and just tell her I traded some old odds and ends...

    So far - so good.
  12. Z4NC


    Jul 19, 2003
    These are all great ideas and I suspect the voice of experience :)

    The specs are Tulipwood body with quilted maple 10-top, wenge neck and wenge fingerboard, 8.5 lbs, 21 frets 35" scale....

    special thanks to Vic for all his advice during my decision process. This is my first MTD and I wanted to get it right.
  13. smurfco

    smurfco Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Stamford, CT
    Would the old "That one? Honey, I've had that bass for years!" trick work on her?

    I snuck a few new guitars past old girlfriends using that one. Luckily my current GF is more enthusiastic about my gear habits.
  14. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    tell her the truth, deal with the little bit of disenchantment she will display, and go on with life knowing that there will be something by Prada, or Monalo Blanick in your future, or possibly even Tiffany.....LMAO

    Be a man and take it like a man
  15. Tell her it's better than spending it on drugs or porn...
  16. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL

    Flowers are a great way to apologize.
  17. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    What a shame...a grown man afraid of a woman. :rollno:
  18. Meet her in the driveway and say "Honey, I've been thinking you and I should drive down to the Lexus dealership. I just don't feel safe with you driving a car with XX,XXX miles on it any more.":p

    Actually, I got away with buying her a new Dooney & Bourke (although it was a nice one $$$)
  19. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    I especially appreciated the "Three Prices You Pay Syndrome."

    Someone once said (in relation to basses) "my biggest fear is that, when I die, my wife will sell everything for what I told her I paid for it."

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