Stick a fork in me...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by QweziRider, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. QweziRider

    QweziRider Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Northern Nevada, U.S.
    ... I'm done. My next generation has finally decided to get serious about bass. After doing the school orchestra thing for a year and resisting dad's gentle encouragement about all his basses for a couple years, her mind snapped a few days ago and has decided to join jazz band in school. And has been *GASP* practicing for a few hours a day the last few days! Even had a fellow coworker at her job (another teen bassist) recommend 5 string for more variety in playing (never mind dad has had the same bad idea for all these years). Naturally, now she wanted her own bass instead of using good ol' dad's basses (although she did swipe one of my amps to her room).

    Guess it's time to learn to roadie for her.

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  2. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass.

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Lol I went through this with my son, he relieved me of my AVRI '62 Jazz bass.
    Step aside old timer.
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  3. So, you are done playing, because she has surpassed you. And now you’re retiring to be her roadie. Sweet. :laugh:
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  4. QweziRider

    QweziRider Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Northern Nevada, U.S.
    Hey, if it pays better... :smug:
  5. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    I tried, but it didn’t last...

    She has since discovered karate and (long sigh) boys...:D
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  6. Continue to nurture the master plan! She will become an accomplished bassist. She will become a much desired session player. Then she will start playing major gigs with famous musicians, such as the girl Jeff Beck chose for recordings and live shows. You can search Jeff Beck for videos of the girl I am referencing.

    Then, the master plan is complete! You will not have to be a roadie and you can retire very comfortably when your daughter shares her good fortune with you.

    After all, you were the inspiration for her profession as a working musician. Keep your fingers crossed.
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  7. QweziRider

    QweziRider Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Northern Nevada, U.S.
    Oh, it may come back. I was surprised mine did.
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  8. Dluxe

    Dluxe Guest

    Jan 9, 2011
    Mine did back in the late 1990's. She really liked my '84 Jackson Concert Bass. I didn't retire from playing until 2012.

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  9. QweziRider

    QweziRider Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Northern Nevada, U.S.
    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao: One can hope.
  10. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member

    You would be referring to Tal Wilkenfeld:thumbsup:
  11. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member

    That is so awesome!
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  12. Skeezix


    Sep 28, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Yeah... My son "borrowed" a five string from me 15 years ago.
    Still haven't gotten it back yet.
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  13. starjag

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  14. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    she's a cutie pie, OP --- you'd lose on most accounts! get the fork! :thumbsup:
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  15. TrevorG

    TrevorG Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    Suddenly really grateful both my daughters are into dance. This is why some men just walk away from their lives and become hobos. You are now roadie, band van driver, guitar tech, manager, voice coach, life coach, psychiatrist, hairstylist, referee and at some point you'll be expected to go out and buy a huge load of chocolate and tampons (actually I do that now)!!
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  16. OogieWaWa


    Mar 17, 2013
    Oak Harbor, OH
    Congrats! Wish I was that lucky, instead it was a horse. But to be fair I didn't pick up a bass until a couple of decades later.
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  17. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Well I don't quite have a kid yet, but I intend to make it easy for the near future progeny to get into music. Between me, wife the flautist (she doesn't love that, prefers flutist, but she's not on TB), my brother the jazz pianist, my father in law the jazz guitarist, brother in law another bassist, sister in law singer songwriter...

    Kid will likely have no interest at all. So it goes.
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  18. Dr. Keebs

    Dr. Keebs Bassmaster General

    Jan 9, 2016
    "We are what they grow beyond." - Jedi Master Yoda
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  19. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    I still remember seeing her at the first Bass Player Live in NYC (2007?!) walking through exhibit halls with her Sadowsky, dragging it behind her like a tired dog on a leash...

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  20. RichardW


    Feb 25, 2016
    near Philly
    Even if she avoids your advice today, one day when she's all grown up she's going to say "My dad got me into playing the bass." That'll be a good day.