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Morbid bass thought?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MEKer, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Loooonnngg time ago I was so enthralled by playing bass (still am) that I had the eccentric idea that when my time ends, I'd like to be cremated and my ashes stirred into a gloss lacquer and my main player gets a new paint job with that lacquer to hand down to my child if I were to have one. Well, had 3 kids and the idea revolted the wife and all the kids so had to backtrack and say I was just kidding about that story...but I was not....at the time I thought it.

    Kind of like the guy who gets buried in his favorite sports car.
    Would not do it now though.....maybe.
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  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yeah that's weird, dude.
  4. I'm going to make a raft out of mine & have my Viking friend set fire to it from the beach.
    <with my body on top, of course>
  5. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    I've actually expressed to my wife and son a desire to be cremated and a portion of my ashes incorporated into a chambered bass body. They both gave me the "dad's going mental on us again" look...
  6. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    That's why people think bass players are weird... :hyper:
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  7. TyCobb


    Feb 17, 2014
    Folsom, CA
    I actually really like your idea. Except I want to actually enjoy it! Since my father wants to be cremated I think I just found a way to justify funeral expenses being a new bass for myself.

  8. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ?

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
    What would Keef do ?
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  9. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    I want to oscillate at bass frequencies...is that so wrong? :bassist:
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  10. twinjet

    twinjet AJ, you're the MAN! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    I'll just get burnt up and planted into the ground with one of these.
    Then in 100 years, I can be chopped down and made into everyone's basses. Oh yeah. Ultimate recycling.
  11. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Hillsdale, Portland
    Think the lacquer would be blotchy....

    Sprinkle my ashes around the family pot bush and come harvest let everyone enjoy.
  12. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Twenty-five years ago I wanted my wife to have me cremated and have a small container hang in a chain around her neck so I could be close to... Well, you get the idea..... I sorta dropped that idea when I realized these days it have to be a reaaalllly long chain.
  13. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I second the suggestion that the OP's kids should just do rails of daddy.

    ;) :D
  14. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
  15. Just cremate me and flush me down the toilet... What do I care, I'm already dead .. The worst has already happened :)
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  16. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    funny stuff!
  17. darkwasthenight


    Oct 17, 2010
    I want my remains to be spread along Main Street at Disneyland. I also don't want cremation.
  18. darkwasthenight


    Oct 17, 2010
    Some kind of woodchipper would be adequate.
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  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA

    I just lost it in front of about 15 people. Thanks for THAT!
  20. I told the wife to put my dead butt on my motorcycle, pile all the guitars and basses around it and light them up. Maybe leave one plugged in to see how it sounds.

    Who knows, she might actually do it.
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