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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Broadstbully22, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Broadstbully22


    Dec 5, 2011
    My new bass got chipped at tonights gig. Ruined the whole night tonight. Only three weeks old, aaaahhhhhhhh. Lol. I guess it gives it character. Stupid drummer. lol.
  2. 600 Ohms

    600 Ohms

    Jan 4, 2012
    A friend always gets his new instrument home and on the first night, he drops it on the floor. Never worries about them after that.

    It's christened now:D
  3. BrBss

    BrBss Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Albuquerque NM
    The first chip is the best event in the relationship between you and your bass- now there's no reason to baby it, and you can play it all you want without worrying. At least that's how I always am with new basses.
  4. Did you get that feeling in the pit of your gut for a second like your world was coming to an end? :D
  5. Broadstbully22


    Dec 5, 2011
    I felt like a proud dad and a overly concerned parent at the same time.
  6. Sort of like the first scratch on your new car. Once that happens the new car smell is gone.
    Weird, I too dinged my latest bass 5 mins out of the box. My elation at having a new, flawless bass was short lived. A year later, and there is still only that one ding.
  7. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    I'm careful with my basses but still manage to bash them on something within minutes of owning them.

    Now you can get on and enjoy playing it :)
  8. monkeyking


    Feb 6, 2009
    You don't own it 'til you injure it...
  9. I kinda like 'em beat up. Not on purpose though.
  10. Congratulations. Nothing to worry about now
  11. Abaroa


    Apr 27, 2010
    ...yes, but that's when the mojo starts!
  12. dj5


    Sep 17, 2009
    Why does "mojo", (especially purposely "created"), only apply to basses?
    I've never seen anyone pleased about scraping their new Ferrari on the garage wall, or that first wine-stain on the new carpet.
    Just curious.
  13. beuoy


    Aug 31, 2008
    I prefer my stuff pre-dinged. Seems to take a chunk off the price too....
  14. Abaroa


    Apr 27, 2010
    No, it does not: Leather jackets, cookware, sneakers, vintage cars, jeans, tools, weapons... There is lot of stuff to which people attribute mojo to... Ever heard of a lucky coin?... I don't believe on it, but was trying to make the OP feel better...
  15. dj5


    Sep 17, 2009
    Fair enough!
    I'm totally the opposite - OCD levels about any new gear, which is just as bad, if not worse. perhaps I need therapy, but I could NEVER throw a new Sad on the floor and say to myself "Well, that's got that over with, now let's get on with playing it!"
    I'd rather sprain my ankle or something - at least that's going to get better.
  16. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    ^^^^ This, I don't even count them as mine until they get a mark or ding.
  17. Abaroa


    Apr 27, 2010
    ...yeah... I can't even get myself to put stickers on my new stuff... But then again, things are meant to be used and use takes its toll...
  18. oldprussians


    Jan 7, 2008
    United Republic of Europe
    IT Professional!
    I hope you broke the Drummers nose.......:smug:

    Only kidding!
  19. grisezd


    Oct 14, 2009
    I personally think it would be great to have (be able to afford) a new Ferrari, thunk a dent in a fender, then sand and primer that area. Just drive it like that. And maybe stop by the Home Depot, buy a few 2x4s and strap them to the roof.

    Mike Nesmith of the Monkeys said on an interview show that he wanted to buy a Rolls Royce, put mag wheels on it, park it on the side of the freeway and just stand next to it watching the people.
  20. dj5


    Sep 17, 2009
    Or just drive one into a swimming pool, and leave it there.
    But he WAS mental. And cool.

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