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Traded Jazz Bass that was a gift, Wife mad! Evaluate the trade

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lumpy_Bass, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. What's up TB,

    I recently joined another band and I am already sick of carrying half my rig to rehearsal each week so I decided to start looking for another cab I could just leave there.

    Today I traded my 2008 MIM Fender Jazz(all stock except for a 3ply pearloid guard) and a gig bag for a new in box German made Warwick Pro 1X15 and a somewhat blemished but great playing and sounding 1991 USA made Peavey Fury.

    I call my wife after I made the deal thinking she'd be happy that I was able to fulfill my gear needs with only having to spend $15 for a Neutrik Speakon adapter for the cab. NOT QUITE......technically it was a fathers day gift last year:eek: I had no idea she was that attached to it!

    So I come to you TB, what are your thoughts on this trade?

    Thanks for reading, any and all input is appreciated
  2. odin70


    Dec 26, 2007
    If it was a gift from your wife, i think you should have kept it. A gift is a gift is a gift
  3. CactusBass


    Aug 2, 2009
    You ****ed up.
  4. Mr wiggl3s

    Mr wiggl3s Inactive

    Feb 27, 2009
    This man.
  5. Cosmo420


    Sep 10, 2010
    Roanoke, VA
    Oh Lumpy... you need to learn the rules:

    1. If the wife isn't happy, nobody is happy.

    2. ALWAYS talk stuff over with your wife before you do it.

    3. You will never be right. Learn to live with it.

    Once you get those down, your life will go a lot smoother...
  6. progrmr


    Sep 3, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    Yea, I think you're in the dog house until you make amends. NEVER get rid of a fathers day gift...did it once myself...
  7. You guys are not helping me here!
  8. macribas


    Jan 17, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I have a guitar that I don't play, but it was a Xmas gift from my wife in 2006. It's a very expensive guitar and she saved all the money she made as a baby sitter during that year to give me that present. I won't ever sell it or trade it. Sorry if it makes you feel worse.
  9. Yup...how would you feel if you bought your wife a diamond necklace and she hawked it a year later for something else..I feel for ya but you're in the dawghouse!
  10. odin70


    Dec 26, 2007
    You dont deserve help. Repent! :)
  11. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Ouch man...you traded away a gift your wife got you? That's harsh. I'd be coming home with some flowers, maybe some jewelery and a great big apology.

    As far as the trade goes, you got a good deal money-wise IMO. But you hurt your wife's feelings...can't put a dollar on that, my friend.
  12. My wife never gets me cool gifts like a bass, but, if she did, I would surely keep it. Sorry.
  13. Should I remind her that I sold a rig to pay part of her engagement ring years ago:D
  14. I actually went to the store and bought it, with her approval of course.

    But it wasn't like she went totally on her own and completely blew me away. Does that make it any better?

    And seriously, what about the trade?
  15. joshwilkesbooth


    Jul 17, 2009
    Nah, that'll make things worse.

    You blew it! Fortunately she'll forget about it eventually. Maybe...
  16. Definitely not!

  17. Ya done goofed.
  18. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
  19. Cosmo420


    Sep 10, 2010
    Roanoke, VA
    Have you learned nothing? What happened in the past is not relevant to the present. The one exception is when you and the wife are arguing. At that point she is allowed to bring up any dead issue from the past. You, however, are not.
  20. Infidelity

    Infidelity Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Melbourne, FL

    btw, if your wife is mad either way that's not a good deal.. :spit:
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