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Nnoooo, Guitar center up the street.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pappabass, May 6, 2017.

  1. I am not fortunate to live close to a guitar center. Maybe that is a good thing! I am visiting my daughter & grandchildren, just saw the guitar center right up the street....I better not go, I recently picked up another Fender p & amp....too much temptation !
    Last edited: May 6, 2017
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  2. Sell the car. Buy a unicycle. Problem solved. ;)
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Go on in. All the cool kids are doing it.
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  4. Cool kids are not married & have to explain why they need more than 2 basses & 3 amps!!
  5. ak56

    ak56 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Carnation, Wa
    Grandkids need basses, right?
  6. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Go... to... Guitar... Center....


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  7. Back in December I stood in Sam Ash & told myself smugly that I won't ever come back there...
    Today I'm driving to GC (right next door to S.A.) to return a faulty bass they delivered me, and while I'm there I will check out what's available at both stores.
    Doubtful I'll make a purchase though, just curious.
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  8. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Music stores and hobby shops.

    Before i go in either i count my money so I'll know what my upper spending limit is so i don't take more to the register than i can pay for
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  9. I spent a total of 30 minutes at GC & Sam Ash, part of which was the time it took to return the faulty bass GC sent me.
    Once I got to Sam Ash this feeling sort of overwhelmed me that I have no business buying another instrument.
    I also hate crowds & it was crowded in GC & SA, so I bolted for home.
  10. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    I just picked up a new (to me) vehicle, a 2003 Toytota Prius. I travel quite a bit during the week job related, and the vehicle is such a gas meiser (45-50 mph) I'm saving wads of money on gas now. Enough money that I can afford a 200.00 preamp by the end of the month just from gas savings.

    So the new saying in my world;

    Save gas, buy gear.
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  11. All glory to the Hypnotoad

  12. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Redding CA
    Come on, everyone is doing it. It will make you feel good. You'll get a feeling of euphoria. What, are you chicken?

    They call me the pusher!
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  13. Sure we are. ;)
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  14. Think of it as investing your money into a quality instrument that will only appreciate in value over time. So eventually when you're gone, the grandkids can sell it and possibly fund their college education or help them buy their first house.

    If you play it in the meanwhile, what's the harm in that? ;)
  15. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    And seriously, where else are you going to find a Squier bass?

    But only buy one after slapping on it for fifteen minutes first.

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  16. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Just tell her that if you have to explain it to her, she is too old.

    And when she gets angry, put a towel over her shoulders and say, "now you are Supermad"

    Wives love that.
  17. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    If you need excuses, Im sure we all would be more than happy to help:hyper::thumbsup:
  18. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    A drink at the bar... ride the unicorn's horn... your problem may not be solved, but you're definitely not going to think about it...
  19. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Spec, after looking into Hyp Toad's eyes, I feel I either have to buy a UFO, or what represents a car on one of the 'Price Is Right' games...
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  20. I live in Amsterdam, and cycling is saving me a FORTUNE that mostly goes on effects pedals.
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