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Reasons for not being able to play bass when you want to...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Anthony Barrett, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. My missus thought it would be a good idea to put my 5 year old daughter's elf on the shelf on my bass. Now I can't move the flippin elf as my daughter will be devastated because, in her words, he'll "lose his powers if I touch him".

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  2. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Obviously she's right, just like you will lose your bass powers if you don't touch a bass for a time...

  3. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    ... Hey, honey...I just saw the elf jump over to the tree! All by himself!
  4. ^^ True Bro. I've got 30 minutes and counting!
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Babysitting my 6 week old daughter as I opted NOT to do the Christmas grocery shop and get last minute gifts for my boys.

    Hard to pick up a bass when entertaining a baby!
  6. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    Tell her he'll get more powers if he sits on your amp......
  7. Tried and failed. Thanks for the suggestion though!
  8. Perfect reason to have more than one bass!
  9. Reaper Man

    Reaper Man

    Jan 15, 2010
    yup, I've got 3 boys, they each could have their own elf and I have a bass to spare:p
  10. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Well. since your missus got you into this mess, maybe she should step up and keep your daughter busy so you can get some play time. Seems only fair.
  11. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I agree with your daughter. The wife, however, would be getting The Look (TM).
  12. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    It's like ripping off a band aid. Remove elf immediately. Wife and child will get over it.
  13. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings
    I'm down with the Elf on the Shelf in our household. According to the book, it shows up in a different spot each morning.

    So tomorrow, the elf shows up on the missus' purse. Two can play this game...
  14. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Reason #151 why I don't leave basses out on stands....
  15. lyla1953


    Jul 18, 2012
  16. I like the cut of your jib, Sir!
  17. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    My twins have really strained my practice time. If I plug in they go nuts! It's fun and disturbing all in one.
    I can practice unplugged but after 12 hour workdays I seldom have the energy
  18. That's funny (the kids bit I mean). If I practice when SpongeBob is on, I'm mincemeat. It goes nuclear!
  19. Clearly the Barrett ladies are subtly indicating you should buy another bass of your choosing.

    "lose his powers if I touch him" is girl speak for "Daddy please go and buy a new bass"
  20. I must say, I really like you.