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Kid swiped my Sweetwater mag

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by HeavyJazz, May 1, 2016.

  1. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    My 10 year old son has been bugging me about bass lately. He has so many questions about everything from how to play to why so many different p/u designs. Four or five times a week he'll come find me and ask for a lesson. I used to teach so I grabbed the classic Mel Bay book off the shelf and started showing him how to sight read, understanding intervals and recognize how the piano helps us keep the math straight. He loves my newer Stingray, but he's such a little guy it can be tough for him to balance.

    The other day my Sweetwater catalog went missing. I found it in his room with a bunch of bookmarks and various items circled. His choices were both sensible and expected for a young boy:

    - Ibanez Talman TMB300 in red
    - Ampeg BA112 combo
    ...And he even selected a gig bag, stand and cable.

    I'm impressed. Never have pushed bass on him, but if he stays keen it could be a great bonding opportunity. Most of the things he's into I don't understand. We'll see - not buying anything yet. I insisted my students were about 12 before I started teaching them.
  2. Dougie44


    Jul 1, 2012
    Better get him set up now while he has an interest, before he turns to computer gaming and just using his thumbs.
    You being the instructor could be a plus Or a minus?
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Decided my initial post was in poor taste, so I deleted it.

    That's awesome that your kid is swiping your Sweetwater mag.... I think :).
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  4. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Not Quite Right! Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Whitby Ontario
    Jeez, when I was younger, guitar magazines weren't the magazines I was swiping...think you should encourage him!
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  5. samson3382


    Apr 26, 2009
    Boise, Idaho
    I never saw your post, but I'm pretty sure I get it.
    Exactly. Lol.

    But yeah, that is awesome. Good for him.
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  6. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Ohhhh..... YOUR kid swiped the magazine. I thought this was going to be another grump old man "get off my lawn" type of thread.
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Could be worse - coulda been the Spiegel catalogue. (Only old timers will get this.)
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  8. Just don't let him get your Paypal password. lol
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  9. Was there a towel or mitten nearby?
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  10. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again? Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    On the threshold of a verge on the brink.

    Your wish is my command. Long live Jambi!

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