1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

What was your greatest Christmas gift ever?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stanley Design, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. I don't know what mine would be but this year I built my girlfriend a stand up painting eisle and such and it's the greatest thing ever, I also made her cookies and GET THIS.....


    It's like a little campfire type over thingy with a lazy susan base and holders for the graham crackers, marshmellows and chocolate. Plus little roasting forks and such. It is amazing.

    So what about you guys?
  2. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Greatest?! A freaking 1600 buck go-kart like 6-7 years ago. That was the best Christmas gift ever!!!!!!!! I was forced to sell it once I moved and only for $800 back for it, and I only got to use about 200-300 of the for me. :bawl:
    Now all I get are clothes that I'll never wear or little dink thinks.

    This year, I asked for bass gear, stuff to complete my rig. What gear did I get? Only a Comfort Strap, which wasn't even on my list.

  3. That's easy...

    Christmas 1998 - My wife Debbie was just over 30 days out from receiving a bone marrow transplant for CML - Chronic Myologenic Leukemia. I was staying with her in Tampa in a "safe" apartment provided by the Cancer center for her to be near the hospital in case of fever spike or other bad turns the treatment could take. As things would have it, Deb had to be re-admitted to the hospital on Christmas day for a GI problem. While she was there, her father, John, was also admitted to the Cancer Center for the final stages of his own Mesothelioma. Well, things went from bad to worse at that point and her father died in a room one floor above my wife. She saw him briefly before the end but her condition precluded being with him when he passed. That was December 26th.

    It wasn't until the next day that we learned that my wife's leukemia was upgraded to "in remission".

    I believe with all my heart that the man, who had given us so much before his death, continued his generosity to his daughter and offered the last bit of help he could to steer Deb through her immediate danger. Of course, this was all guided by our Lord in plan.

    Merry Christmas!
  4. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I think you hit the nail on the head hambone.

    Best Christmas gift ever? Salvation.:)


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    best material gift i ever got is probably the gift that im getting this year, 2,000 towards the bass of my choice. now i just have to decide which :p
  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Red Ryder BB Gun?

    Actually, it's the Epiphone bass I received on Xmas '72(still have it, too).
    No bass & I'm probably still a virgin.

    Nice story, Hambone!
  7. Visirale


    Mar 23, 2003
    Well no one can beat ham bone :p...

    Probably my first bass last year (I was almost 14)... that really opened some doors for me... So what if it was only a GSR 200 :p?

    But I did get a pretty nice first amp with it, fender bassman 60... even if it does clip at 5... :)

    But yeah, I've loved everything I've ever gotten... save a few stupid shirts and what not... I just appreciate the thought my parents put into stuff...


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    great movie! i musta watched it 3 times yesterday!


    how do teach my bass that trick???
  9. 2,000 towards a bass, Defeldus? AWESOME!!
    what basses are you considering?
  10. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    If you're getting a bass with a starting price tag of $2K...hopefully it would do more than just lay(or hang there).

    Actually, while conversing with some old high school bandmates-
    I realized that every gal pal I've had(except ONE)was on account of music/bands. That seems pathetic & maybe even a little shallow.
  11. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    That rocks man, seriously.
  12. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    With $2000 I'd get a Mexican made Fender...

    ...and I'd go to Mexico to pick it up myself!

    :D :rolleyes:
  13. Haha...funny guy:)
  14. Material - My computer I'm on.

    Best ever, uhh.... yeah ...
  15. Waking up.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    yes, it is quite awesome! as of right now i think i'm gonna get a GT-7 BD, but bass emporium has a used ken smith 6 string (long time favorite of mine) for 1800 i believe, so thats definitely an option. i am also talking to JPJ about a nordstrand... so many choices!

    also, i am getting myself a brice V2 5 string fretless to mess around on and a SansAmp RBI pre amp and a QSC 1850HD power amp (buying from TBer Sanctum.)

    so yeah, this year is gonna rock! :bassist:
  17. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    You win.

    Like ... BIG TIME.
  18. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    That is great Hambone. :)

    best material gift, GT-7 from my wife.
  19. Falling asleep with Meghan in my arms.

    Nothing better man, nothing better.:smug:

    Course, the digital camera was cool, as have been the billions of LEGOs that I have recieved, oh, ans the English long sword last year. That totally kicked a$$. The best part about is was that dad made a case for it by routing out a cavity between two boards, putting hinges on them, then staining them. Course, when I unwrapped it, I thought he had given me two boards. Very confusing.

    Rock on

Share This Page