NBD - my wife left me so I blew some money I’d been saving for a vacation on my dream bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Scott Baiowulf, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Scott Baiowulf

    Scott Baiowulf

    Apr 7, 2017
    Having a reeeeaaaaal crappy week, but this is taking some of the edge off. The 4003 has always been my dream bass, the very first album I ever fell in love with was Yes’ Fragile. I was planning to get the 4003s but they didn’t have any in walnut and I both love the look of the walnut and wanted to avoid the finish issues and ultra-lacquered fingerboards on the painted models.

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  2. nonohmic


    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Sorry, not sorry!
  3. Giffro


    Apr 29, 2017
    South Australia
    Sorry to hear about your situation..at least the Ric won't argue back..she may growl a bit, but never argue.
  4. The Ric also won't require ongoing support (strings not-with-standing). Sorry, but play on!
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  5. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Sorry to hear about your troubles. Went through a divorce myself. Now I have a better wife, more basses, and a lifestyle she always wanted but didn't bother to stick around for.
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  6. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    Wow, I’ve been thru it twice , with same woman. Yes I married the same woman twice. Everyone told me not to ,but had to find out for myself.

    Nice bass:hyper:

    Hang in there man , it’s all downhill from here. In a year you’ll feel better ,year two will be great, year three will be like it never happened.

    Ignore people that say stay completely single, go have some fun, it’s good for the soul.:woot:

    It’s character building to say the least.
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  7. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Supporting Member

    I'd comment but I've bought and sold and rebought many an effect box and even tried hunting down old basses...people that live in glass houses :banghead:
  8. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    Cheers to new beginnings my friend :)
  9. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Me too with Fragile, Squire's tone hooked me hard, first bass a 78' Jetglo 4001. Nice looking 4003w. Play the snot out it, you'll feel better.
  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Best of luck to you moving forward.

    I went through it myself. Want "revenge"? Get in shape. Join a band. Find a fun-loving good woman, and never think about your first wife again. It drives them insane. :D

    Sweet bass.
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  11. bobalu


    Oct 1, 2004
    above the 49th
    Beautiful bass. Here's to moving forward - dream bass, check! Only more to come.... :thumbsup:
  12. cxcxcx


    Mar 8, 2019
    I’m sorry about the circumstances, but that’s a great bass! Enjoy!
  13. Alex Bass

    Alex Bass Roy Batty Dreams

    Apr 3, 2016
    Sure you didn't wanna save that cash for a divorce attorney? In the end she may GET that bass..:eyebrow::blackeye:
  14. TheReceder


    Jul 12, 2010
    People that live in glass houses should dress in the basement.
  15. Been through the divorce thing twice. Never fun. But there is good news! Your new bass will never make you want to drive your car through a brick wall. :) After a week or two, you can take a deep breath and then go do what every you want.
  16. Ian McLaughlin

    Ian McLaughlin

    Aug 11, 2018
    That is a nice Ric. Sharkfins!

    I'm in a similar situation.

    Best of luck moving forward.
  17. bearfoot

    bearfoot Inactive

    Jan 27, 2005
    Chittenango, NY
    It is good to invest in your own current and future happiness in the wake of a great sorrow.
  18. Acoop

    Acoop Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    Curious what you'd have bought had she stayed?
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  19. Ian McLaughlin

    Ian McLaughlin

    Aug 11, 2018
    4003S :bassist:
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  20. fnp5150


    Sep 18, 2017
    Best part is you can keep several different basses in your bedroom, no more being faithful. Women for some reason just don’t jive with that.
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