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NBD: Early Christmas

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassist4dalord, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Welp, for our first Christmas, the wife surprised me! Ever since my Fender BG-31 had a bridge incident which would cost $100 to have the E-string slot fixed, I've wanted a new acoustic bass. I've been saving up for one, since money is tight (married college students) and big purchases require discussion and time etc.

    ANYWAY, here it is! My beautiful brand-new Ibanez AEB5E in gorgeous Light Violin Sunburst. It is soo gorgeous and sounds amazing! I'm going to keep the stock strings on it until they die, then probably order some D'Addario Tapewounds for it. It was a complete surprise! Needless to say, I love my amazing wife :)


  2. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    Very nice - congrats on a cool bass & (obviously) a cool Wife!

    Enjoy & Merry Christmas! :bassist:
  3. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    Congrats. I'd like to have one myself.
  4. johnpbass


    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    Love that finish!
  5. Thanks! Yeah, the finish is what made me go ga-ga or sure.
  6. jphovercraft


    Oct 21, 2012
    The wife or the bass? :bag:
  7. Congratulations and all the best to you and your wife!
  8. dmrogers

    dmrogers Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2005
    Eastman, GA
    Congrats! That's a nice looking bass. My dad has an acoustic. I'm gonna have to get one someday.

    You have a good, thoughtful wife. Show her you care!!!
  9. velalv

    velalv Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    Woodbridge, VA
    Hey. Congrats to you. I feel like I am having a full circle moment in congratulating you on your new acoustic bass as a gift, since my dad gave me my Martin and I heard from you as well. Cool story. I hope it gives you years of enjoyment. Might be good tool to serenade the missus!