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NBD - I have seriously the greatest girlfriend in the world.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Zentner, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. So a few weeks ago I found this 1980 Musicman Stingray for sale, and although I absolutely loved it and the price was right, AND I'd been looking for one for quite a while... this year I told myself I am going to save some $$ for a house amongst other things. I decided it would be better to let someone else have the joy of such a great bass at a really fair price. I called the store a few times to see if anyone I knew had bought it, and eventually last week it finally sold.

    I was having a really rough day on Monday, it was our anniversary, and she decided to surprise me with it. I know everyone who works at the shop, and they all knew she had bought it for me- it was a total surprise.




    Guess I need to buy an engagement ring now.... ****. ;)
  2. That's a real nice story, and great bass! Now go play the crap out of it :bassist:

  3. Road Bull

    Road Bull

    Jul 24, 2011
    Seattle, WA.
  4. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    My wife has always been supportive of my playing as well. Several years ago, she bought me a Sennheiser wireless for my birthday and last Valentine's Day she bought me a new MIA Fender Jazz Deluxe.

    It makes playing in a band a lot easier when your wife or girlfriend are willing to buy gear for you.
  5. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Too cool for school!
  6. StevieMac

    StevieMac Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    That’s just awesome dude. She’s a keeper for sure.

    The bass is super sweet too :bassist:
  7. Thanks guys!

    (and yes, it has new, correctly installed strings now, and the original white guard back on it :))
  8. Yes, yes you do. Before one of us finds out who she is and attempts to steal her from you. Very nice indeed.
  9. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    Ok, so lets have some pics of the girlfriend please. Otherwise I would think that the story is made-up
  10. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Wow, that's in pretty good condition for a thirty-three year old bass! Congrats!
  11. Fourstringsonly


    Jan 24, 2013
    Does she have a sister?
  12. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    Yep. No doubt her way of saying, "Hey, you better wake up and propose soon - or else!". :D

    She definitely the one. Do it.
  13. She's on the right. :D

    Yes, she has a sister (on the left), but she's preeeetty married. :)

  14. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    Great story and a nice bass as well! My life would be miserable without my wife of 17 years, and it seems you've got the same type of girl there yourself ;)
  15. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Fender, EBMM, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    Oh yeah, she bought you a MM and she looks like that? Definitely a keeper.
  16. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Yes, you do!
  17. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    No!!! Say it ain't so! It's a travesty to change black/black/maple to black/white/maple! Put that black one back on!

    Okay, I'll calm down now. It's your bass, so it's all good... ;)
  18. parsons


    Feb 22, 2008
    If you ever decide to get rid of either, Ill take them both!
  19. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    To true, I mean come on she suprised you with a freaking 1980 MM stingray! thats badass, If all else was good I would be using the money I saved from not buying the bass to grab a ring.

    Sounds like you have 2 keepers!
  20. Zoomie


    Jan 26, 2012
    East Tennessee
    Beautiful woman that put your wants ahead of hers? I would RUN not walk to the nearest jeweler. And don't cheese her on the ring. Use your aforementioned bass kitty and save up until you can buy her something nice within your means.

    I have been married to the same woman for 20 years. I am only sorry that it took me so long to figure out that I had hit the lotto and didnt even know it.

    She has supported me in everything that I ever wanted to do in life.

    A 33 year old bass has soul. Play it with same love and passion that she has shown you.