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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Im_telling_tim, Oct 21, 2013.

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  2. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Man, you are going to make me be "that guy" again. I had a marriage like that once. I call it my "first marriage". It didn't last. Just be up front. If you want something, tell her. THEN buy it. If you guys can afford it, there shouldn't be an issue. If you guys CAN'T afford it, you shouldn't be a dipstick and buy another bass.

    Sorry for the lecture. I just hope people can learn from my mistakes rather than their own.
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  4. Well, I'm not married but my folks still don't know I bought another guitar :D
  5. Woofer


    Sep 24, 2008
  6. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    K. Fine. Keep hiding major purchases from your wife and trying to cover up wrongdoing by buying her off. Sounds like you have everything under control. Your relationship is obviously on the right track. Good luck with that. ;)

    Lighten up there sugar boobies. I'm not all that serious either.

    Fine. I'll play. A tennis bracelet should get you a Sadowsky. Is that better?
  7. Minor purchase* and she doesn't like tennis and a Sadowsky would be something I'd have to talk to her about.
  8. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    Actually it sounds just like you're asking for marriage advice.

    Would you want her being devious or indirect?
    Do you do the dishes so she will be affectionate?
    Or do you both do what needs to be done around the house which includes affection?!

    Can you be fans of the other's interests and budget for them?
  9. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
  10. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    :eyebrow: I think we've found the root of the problem. :p

  11. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    +1 for this valuable nugget of truth.
  12. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    Fixed it fer ya.:p

    And in the interests of helping out passive aggressive bass players everywhere (we all are aren't we, well maybe except for Floyd) I present the Wife to Talkbass currency conversion chart...

    go shopping with her = felt pick
    go clothes shopping with her = one of TB member wife's homemade bass mutes
    going downtown = Basic rounds 4 string set
    take over her shift of night feeding the infant = TI or Pyramid flat set
    New set of kitchenware and clean out the garage = Tiesco 70's craigslist bass
    Swarovski = Sadowsky
    lifetime membership donation to PETA = real tort guard
    marriage = vintage pre-cbs P bass
    divorce = Wal bass
  13. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Just an FYI, a "tennis bracelet" has little to do with the game of tennis.
  14. manghu67


    Jun 13, 2011
    Omaha NE

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  15. Wow. As soon as I learned that Gibson was making left-handed Thunderbirds, I mentioned it to my wife and she said, "I'll pay for some of it for your birthday!"
  16. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
  17. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    It's not the 'payoff model' it's the 'collateral damage' model.
    As long as the income and outgo remain in relative balance, harmony is maintained.
    I have my interests, she has hers, and there are always house expenses.
    It can be a rocky month when all three line up, but usually and with planning it works out. I've deferred something I wanted because of something she wanted, and vice versa. And we've both backed off when the house needs something.

    Why would I not want her to be able to get something she wants? We are not independently wealthy, but we can usually get what we want - just not all at once...
  18. Groovy_Gravy


    Apr 26, 2012
    how about your wife shouldn't tell what u can and cant buy. u should each have your own money that is YOURS to do what u want with. If you save YOURS for a bass then she should have NO say.
  19. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules!

    I'm not sure what the point of the OP is, that bribing his wife to buy musical equipment is a good thing? Sheesh.
    By the way, tennis rules! Tennis bracelets, meh.
  20. My ex-wife used to play that game too.

    My new, much hotter, girlfriend complains about nothing unless I ask her to help me load in.

    just sayin.....

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