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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by citizenchris099, Aug 1, 2020.
I have a few guitars too.... let's hear it.
All the best for your wife!
'67 Les Paul Standard (it was my Uncles and it was a case queen as he didn't really play much)
Double Cut LP Jr.
PRS Silver Sky
The Mariposa is the one I decided to keep.
I just love EBMM too much. It was the only 6 string I played anyway.
Thank you to all for you well wishes.
My wife is on the road to recovery ...but its a long one.
Wishing your wife a full recovery and you and your family an easier time!
Glad to hear that you've got The One bass.
Best wishes from the UK. I've recently scaled down, which involved a combination of buying and selling to end up with a smaller but more effective setup. Whenever I've sold gear to cover something important, I've been grateful that I was able to do so. Play the XXXX out of that bass! Good luck.
You had a nice assortment of basses. It was nice that you were able to experience owning them.
Looks like you made a wise decision not only in putting family as first priority but in choosing to keep the instrument which you are most comfortable with and gives you the most pleasure . That’s a bass that can fit and work in any situation.
Praying for a full and quick recovery for your wife .
Hurrah! for you friend.
Like you, I would sell everything down to my shorts to take care of my loved ones. I only hope your circumstances allow you to hold on to your 1.
We all WANT 50..... We only NEED 1.
But there are things we all need worse....
You‘re a great husband and father! Well done, all the best for your family!
I’m happy to hear your wife’s doing better. I am very fortunately not in a bind. If I were, I’d try to sell everything if my wife’s health required it.
Sadly, there are a fair number of vultures circling trying to take advantage of people in financial distress. I was selling an svt-3pro in the last few weeks and this guy tried talk me down to half my asking price to get a quick sale. I said no and a week later someone else paid full price. In the meantime, he was still trying.
Correct choice. If I could only have one, it would be a StingRay.
Sending up prayer for you and family ! I was fortunate enough to have owned some really nice basses over the last 25 years and now being down to roughly 2 ( I do have parts laying around to build but they won’t be worth anything as I make them ) I found I spend more time playing then looking toward the next cool bass I can get my hands on. I now have to work on my playing and not relying on several different basses to pull different tones out of. I like now that I have muscle memory for only these two bass and not trying to go through several while practicing. Thanks for sharing, God bless !!!
Best of luck with everything you're going through. You've inspired me to try to reduce to one bass guitar. Thanks.
Best wishes for you, your family and your wife. Lets see a pic of that Ray Special. I also have a love for them and just picked up my second last week. The two on the left in this pic are both specials and the others are an Old Smoothie and SR5.
‘First of all, I’m sorry for your wife’s illness, and hope recovery is possible and soon. I don’t have a lot of basses and never have. The most I’ve ever had at one time is two. Currently I have a Fender PJ 4 string, and a Warwick Corvette STD. 5 String. I really don’t have an issue moving from one instrument to another. May be 5-10 minutes at the most. What I would find challenging is remembering the tonal aspects.
I have my EQ settings down for my two. But trying to remember settings for 10 Basses? That is way beyond my pay grade.
All the very best to you and your wife and family.
When all's said and done possessions are nice, but they are only things aren't they? As nice as it can be having them, there's no comparison between things and the people we love and build our lives with.
Make the most of every moment and may you and yours have many happy years ahead of you.
I went through a troubling time last year. Looked like I had it all, but I was miserable, made some decisions that created havoc and as a result, I dumped almost all of my gear. The boutique stuff is gone and I’m left with a little more than the basics. I was a professional musician and still am I suppose, but I’m down to one bass as well, and today I told a bandmate how much happier I am because of it. It’s a great feeling, for sure.
Thanks for sharing your story. Healing and blessings to you and your family
Hear, hear! Life is easier with less stuff, and there’s a real reward in getting to know an instrument really deeply, so it becomes a natural extension of your musical mind.
Prayers for your family
If a family emergency came up and I play for enjoyment not work, I'd sell everything.
The bass will always come back after a while
Positive energy be with you
Best wishes to your wife and family.
I very recently sold my beloved Status Graphite 6 string fretless and just yesterday shipped one of my remaining uke basses to the shop to get worked on. This left me with just one uke bass, my new Mesa TT-800 head and Mark Bass 2x12 mini stack. It's hard to explain, but there is just something really nice about having only one bass and one rig to play through. Kind of like a Zen-like minimalism and simplicity, not having to think about choices too much.
best wishes to your family.. I am also downsizing right now... for space reasons and I chose my gigging bass .. a parts bass and and selling everything else in the classifieds...