Just ordered my grandson's first bass... he's only 13 months old.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tex Bass, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. Tex Bass

    Tex Bass

    Jan 16, 2018
    DFW, TX
    I just ordered a little mini bass (Corsair MCR-1) for my first grandson who just turned one. Is this crazy, or anyone else out there done something similar?

    I'm 58 but only been playing for 2 and a half years. At this stage in my life, I have come to realize this is my one and only regret: not getting started when I was younger. Unfortunately growing up, no one I knew played or was in a band- so I just never had the exposure or inspiration.

    So my hope is that when I retire (or semi-retire) in a few years, I will have an expanded music room so that when the little ones come to visit, they will have a few cool toys to pick up. I will certainly not force anything on them- maybe they will be interested, maybe they won't but I would love to be that inspiration for them that I never had.

    I realize I am jumping the gun on this by several years, but I'm a new grand father and really wanted something decent but in a small package that kids could enjoy. I play exclusively short scales, but was looking for an even smaller product. Under $200, the Corsair seems to be decent choice- and not sure what something similar might cost in several years, so went ahead and pulled the trigger.

    Just curious if anyone else has done something similar, and were you eventually able to get your kids or grand kids interested?

    Greg Bennett Corsair mini.JPG
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  2. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    When my son was about 2, my drummer got him one of the kid's sets to bang on.
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  3. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm gonna try that on my wife. "Baby, I'm gonna buy a new bass for my grandkids. Yes, I realize our kids are only 8 and 10. But I want to have time to break it in."

  4. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    He’ll probably love it. May take a while for his arms to grow. But that’s a cool thing to look forward to.
  5. ejaggers


    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    Every time this little dude plays Zeppelin's - Whole Lotta Love, it really wears him out.
    Tell your grandson that ejaggers says, "Rock On!!!"
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