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My GAS has met its match.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I was driving with my oldest daughter today, and I told her I was going to look in the local music store today. She said fine because she needed a mouthpiece for her alto sax. I was having a ball playing an Ibanez four with the reverse split pickup/single configuration that has such a great slap tone. I was sitting thinking how I could buy it when my daughter told me how much she liked the sax she had just been playing. I already knew she needed a better sax for her senior year, plus she wants to be in marching band in college, so goodbye bass and hello professional grade alto sax. My big girl plays soprano too, I better put aside some money for one of those too.:)
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
  2. Plake

    Plake Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    The meaning of life right there. :thumbsup:
  3. cattrax


    Oct 17, 2010
    SW Florida
  4. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Think of it this way... You're investing in your band's future sax player.
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  5. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Just what the Dr. ordered!
  6. Razman

    Razman Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    It’s ‘good-bye’ not good ‘buy’ but in your case it would be a good buy to get the sax and not a bass (at least right now).

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  7. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Good on you, Doc. She'll be the one deciding if/when you go to the nursing home...

  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I am happy to upgrade my daughter’s sax. She is first chair on the concert band, and she loves concert and marching band. I want her to join Jazz band because improvisation mystifies her right now. Her little sister is serious as a heart attack on clarinet. I have to buy a portable piano, and these girls need to learn bass guitar too.:bassist:
    Somebody has to play them when I am gone.;)
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I pray I am blessed to grow old, stay independent, and quickly drop dead when the time comes. I know I would not be allowed to keep my basses or my knife collection in a home.
  10. Marko 1

    Marko 1

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Maybe hope she becomes a nurse-- it's always good to have them in the family.

    Wy wife is a nurse, and they're great (especially for me, in that nothing grosses them out). :)
  11. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    You are the man! Great move!
  12. That’s the Stuff right there.
  13. I'm glad to know you bought the bass & the sax. Where are the photos?
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  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I should have typed goodbye bass, not “good buy” bass. I am picking up the sax after Christmas. She will have it for Spring semester in January.
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  15. Those brass instruments are mucho expensivo!
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  16. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    You did the right thing man...kudos!
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  17. Hyball27

    Hyball27 Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    Ventura County, CA
    A big thumbs up to you. One oh the coolest things my dad ever did for me was up grade my trombone from a beginner instrument to a pro level instrument that I played through high school and through college as a music major. He just recently passed away. Only just one of many things I’ll never forget!!!!!
  18. juggahnaught


    Feb 11, 2018
    The Ibanez PJ bass - similar to the SR750 with the Nordstrand pickups? Yeah, that thing is awesome.

    But it's always better to invest in your kids than a bass guitar. Higher risk, but higher return. Also, you get to jam with two saxophone players! Absolutely the right choice.
  19. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Yes they are, but I can scrape up the money for it.
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  20. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    It is a used Ibanez with the Nordstrands, but it’s not like I don’t have Basses already.
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