My new toy

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassmonkeee, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Whoo hoo! It's like Christmas. Today at work, I got both my DeArmond Ashbory bass, and Gran Turismo 3 for the PS2!

    I got a great deal on the Ashbory--bass, 3 extra sets of strings, shipping for $250. So, I am pretty pleased. I can't wait to get home to do some recording with it through my Sansamp.

    Any tips from any Ashbory owners out there?
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    pics! pics! pics!!! :D
  3. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Okay, here's what a black Ashbory looks like (I didn't get mine from Bass NW, though):


    And, here is a screen shot of Gran Turismo 3:


  4. lobster_boy

    lobster_boy Guest

    Aug 6, 2001
    Great trade, i thought the PS2 wasn't as cool as people expected it to be. the asbory beats an game system anyway.:)

    wow there sure are a lotta bassist from georgia:D
  5. Did the rest of the office think you flipped when they saw it???
  6. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    No, they have seen video games before. :D

    Seriously, only a couple of people saw it. One is a jazz drummer who is very acoustic biased, but he was intrigued by it. And, another was a chick who is really cool (a girl who models part time, and listens to Charles Mingus--nice combo, eh? ) and she thought it was "cute."

    I got the thing home, and tuned it up. I was amazed how it sounded when it was plugged into my digital 8 track. I was also surprised at how easily I could play the thing. I quickly laid down the bass line for "All Blues," and it sounded really nice. Big and fat and warm. Rubber strings--who knew?

    Unfortunately, my girlfriend's mom is staying in our spare bedroom where I have my gear set up, so I won't get to mess with it again until Monday. Oh, well.

    I'm hoping to use this thing as more than just a toy. So far, it has exceded expectations. Maybe I'll have Curbow make me one out of Rockwood. :D
  7. ldiezman

    ldiezman Guest

    Jul 11, 2001
    yeah. those basses are neat and do surprisingly to me sound like a decent double bass... I may get one one day. It would save me the trouble of spending several thousand on the real thing :)
  8. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Well, I've got the real thing, too. I can't wait to get a pic of them together. Hee. That's the important thing, right? Pictures?

    It sounds closer than I thought it would, but it'd never fool anyone who knows the real thing. More of a sound of its own. I like it.