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I'm quitting bass building.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by wilser, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Dear friends,
    First of all, allow me to extend my most sincere gratitudes for all your encouraging support, priceless constructive criticism and the many many laughs.

    I have been thinking about this for a long time and I have decided to do what is in my heart, something that makes me truly happy. It's a very difficult decision, but I feel this is what I must do to be true to myself and my loved ones. I have decided to quit building basses to pursue a part time career as a chippendales dancer.

    I'm sure some of you will be shocked at this decision, but I feel truly alive when I am on the stage dancing almost buck naked in front of countless of drunken middle aged women with no name and no life. The tips are nice too, given my impeccable physique.

    Anyways, this is good bye for me! I will complete building the basses I have in progress for customers, everything else will be sold at a hefty discount (tools, wood, mid-hump license plate, etc).

    I bid you farewell and the best wishes from the bottom of my heart! Look out for my summer tour on your friendly neighborhood male stripper bar.

    Good day, sir. I SAID GOOD DAY!
  2. Grizzly700


    Mar 18, 2008
    Maryville, TN

    I will not be your fool.
  3. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    I'm not falling for it dammit.


  4. In three weeks, he'll be turning tricks for canned beans.
  5. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long

    Sep 30, 2006
    You've overdone it, it's pretty obvious :smug:

    btw, that might be insulting to all the male strippers out there. :D
  6. XylemBassGuitar

    XylemBassGuitar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 14, 2008
    Durango, CO
    Owner and Operator, Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars
    Are there any chippendale forums that you'll be posting on regularly once you're done with your current orders Wilser?

    I'm sure we could all use some tips, as many builders have the chippendale route as a fallback if their buidling business doesn't do it for them anymore...
  7. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    April Fails Day!!
  8. Taxxorrak


    Feb 7, 2009
    Hah! That's pretty hilarious. Good luck, tiny dancer!
  9. Go go Wilser!

    Happy April Fools!
  10. what? you don't think I have the chops?

    I challenge you to a dance off!
  11. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Stop your dancing and make me a sandwich!
  12. Georynn


    Dec 4, 2007
    you said "Tip's"
  13. LedBelli Bass

    LedBelli Bass Fine, Handmade Custom Bass Guitars

    Dec 25, 2008
    Pasco, WA
    Fine then. Can I have your stuff?
  14. dibs on the mid hump plate, also need some tools, so how about I come to your house to pick some?
    nice job on the noon post for a fool's day....
  15. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long

    Sep 30, 2006
    Oh, but I was April fools joking, and you've got some fine moves :D
  16. Herrlster


    Oct 27, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
  17. jordan_frerichs


    Jan 20, 2008
    I keep forgetting its april fools (I guess that makes me the fool). I immediately started laughing at the chipanddales part. that made my day.
  18. RLK


    Apr 15, 2006
    Clinton Township, MI
    CRAP!! It is Aprils fools, isn't it.
    I thought my plan had actually worked!! :mad:

    With premeditation, I have been relentlessly pestering Wilser with endless details about our next build.
    I was hoping to kill his joy of building, so that he might quit.
    That way, MY Ramirez basses would become rare collectables, and I would make a killing on the 'bay!!

    Curse your foul tease, Mr. Ramirez!!!:spit:
  19. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    april fools fail.

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