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It's official... i hate talkbass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ras1983, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    i hate you. each and every one of you. the moderators, the members, the guests. thankyou very much. every last one of you. i now have a chronic condition thanks to this forum, its known as Bongo 4 G.A.S. not just G.A.S. but GGGGG.AAAAA.SSSSS. :crying: i am a student, i have a car to pay off, i live on the other side of the world, but i will sell my kidneys to have a bongo 4 by the start of 2006. thankyou very much talkbass, how am i supposed to put up with this condition for the next year? we can't just walk into a music store and try out bongos in australia you know. i hope you're happy. ;)
  2. what the hell is takebass? :confused:

  3. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    i meant talk bass. :meh: stupid laptop keys ;)
  4. basste


    Oct 8, 2003
    and it's only the starting. What about a big ampeg head ? :D ;)
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    man that must suck... ATL is teeming with basses!

    What are the usual basses that y'all have at stores down under?
  6. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    from what i've seen in our general music stores: fenders, ibanez, yamaha, musicman SUBs (no top of the line), all sorts of copies. i have heard of one specialist bass retailer, but they're not close and i haven't had a chance to go check them out. the reality is that australia is so far away, most of the top models of big brands have to be shipped to order. :bawl: any aussies out there, help me out. where can i find a bongo to try?
  7. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.

    O man, Are you kidding? Basses Grow on trees here... Hell I got a Fodera Tree out back, you just gotta get 'em while there ripe.

    JT has a Show quality Conklin Vine, and so does Mark.

    Adrian got lucky and found a Norstrand seed...

  8. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA

    Don't forget the elusive FBB grove deep in the forests of western MA.
  9. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.

    Yeah those are pretty rare! What a find that would be!
  10. silky smoove

    silky smoove

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Wow, what type of fertilizer do you use for those? Or do you just bury large sums of money at the base of the tree/vine when it first starts growing?
  11. Alexander


    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I offered to sell my kidney for a Sadowsky.

    It didn't work.
  12. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    which the kidney or the offer? :D
  13. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Fender Jazz Mulch, No matter what anyone says, or how much they dont like Fender's mulch its always the beginning of any good, healthy bass plant.
  14. Limo


    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    I offered Roger Sadowsky to EAT my kidney, next thing I knew I had an Encore bass and a labotomy:confused:
  15. You're just an other one! One more victim of Talkbass... ;)
    Basses will come...Look, here in France, you have a lot of Fenders, Musicmans, etc....
    Not a lot of high end basses (JP and some other luthiers are there...)
    I took patience and now I'll get a F! It takes time, but it works....I'm a student and I have a car too!!!

  16. CQBASS


    Dec 1, 2004
    Asheville NC
    I gotta tell you, my back hurts everyday. I get up in the morning and stroll down to the pedulla well to haul up a bucket of mvp goodness. When I get back I have to hike out to the Walter Woods and pick a Nordstrand. Man, life is hard.
  17. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    First of all stop for a minute and breathe...... that's right......inhale.....exhale.....Feel a bit better? Good. Now go and pick up your current bass and repeatedly strike yourself in the head with it. Do it enough, and no more GAS issues. I've done this a few times, and when I come to, for some reason, the new bass just isn't as attractive any more. Another tip is to leave the bloodstains on the bass; people are less likely to give you crap at gigs or try to steal your bass off the stand when you're not looking.

    Seriously though, when I was living in Sydney recently I didn't see a Bongo in any of the stores (and I did a bit of window shopping) and few Stingrays even. Before you get too hot and sweaty about getting a bass you haven't played, find one to play. Maybe someone reading here has one and will let you come over and try it or ring the distributor and see who might have one in stock. If it means a long drive to do either, do it, as then you'll know if it's the bass for you, which will either make the focus to save easier, or get you off the GAS-hook. I'd hate for you to save, order and get the bass, and decide once you actually have it in your hands that you don't like it for some reason.

    Remember too, that importing is always an option, and can save money too, but I'd also ring all the stores in Oz that have a Bongo or can get one to get a quote and a lead time for delivery.

    My GAS lusting recently has been damped by a tip I got here advising to pay myself an amount for my practice etc and put that towards the new gear. Working well so far and it's given the breathing space to decide what I really want. There are only two basses on my 'want' list; a vintage item that will come up eventually in the right condition and price at the right time and a Status Mark King.
  18. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    nice. :cool:

    ... next time you in the 'Woods, grab me an Ultra and a couple Fat Stacks.
  19. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Well, I hate you too! :D

    See if this helps your Bongo 4 GAS! :spit:

    :D :p ;)
  20. rluk


    Nov 4, 2004
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Haha, this is so true :D
    Before talkbass I wanted a mim fender and non-tube ampeg.
    Now I want a sadowsky and ampeg classic with 8x10 speaker.
    Screw you guys :D