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What's the best excuse to get that new bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bad_andy, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. I need something more professional.

    34 vote(s)
  2. I need something with more strings.

    11 vote(s)
  3. I need something with less strings.

    4 vote(s)
  4. I don't have one of each of every combination of strings.

    3 vote(s)
  5. I want something classic.

    9 vote(s)
  6. I want something exotic.

    3 vote(s)
  7. I want something custom.

    9 vote(s)
  8. I need a back up bass.

    14 vote(s)
  9. I need something for travel.

    2 vote(s)
  10. I need to replace that bass I regret selling.

    1 vote(s)
  11. I need something fretless.

    11 vote(s)
  12. I need something with frets.

    1 vote(s)
  13. I need something partially fretted and fretless.

    0 vote(s)
  14. I need something with (insert wacky obscure feature here).

    3 vote(s)
  15. (Insert musical hero) has one of there.

    2 vote(s)
  16. Soooooo shiiiiinyyyy...

    21 vote(s)
  17. It's been too long since I ate nothing but Ramen noodles for a month.

    8 vote(s)
  18. I need something to fill the crippling void in my soul.

    20 vote(s)
  19. The other basses already in the crippling void in my soul need company.

    20 vote(s)
  20. (Say it with me...) Carrots.

    19 vote(s)
  1. bad_andy


    Sep 21, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    I'm eyeballing 2 right now that I'm slowly talking myself into. Apparently I never realized how much I needed something compact for travel. :rolleyes: What's your excuse?
  2. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    I need something with more strings. Then it's going to be I need something with more strings again. Then something with octaved strings. Then something without frets. Then something without frets and with more strings, etc.
  3. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    I like it and I want it.
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Right now, i want something custom, with another string.
  5. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    Is there ever fulfilment in material things?
    If you are gainfully employed, that's all you need to temporarily relieve G.A.S.
  6. I've got the money and I'm not married.
  7. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I want to improve my existing instrument. I like this one. I have the money. So why not?
  8. price was too good to pass on!!!
  9. It's always getting simpler for me. I had my active J - I needed a passive one. Now I need a passive P, vintage tone all the way. After that I'll probably get a 7 string or something.
  10. Shawnost

    Shawnost It's all about the Hamiltons baby! Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    Huntersville, NC
    Damn, my answer falls accross several catagories...does that mean I can buy more than one?? :eyebrow:

    My excuse is that I need something with more strings, something custom and I've got the money and I'm not married...yet!

  11. Jones_5s


    Feb 24, 2004
    Quebec, Canada
    i have a five string but its time to advance i've been looking at a conklin 8 or 9 string. damn those things are sexy :hyper: but very exspensive.

    p.s. CARROTS!! :bassist:
  12. mondogarage


    Nov 29, 2005
    Longmont, CO
    It was my birthday. :p
  13. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Well, the price was great, but the fact that Stu Hamm, Vail Johnson, Victor Wooten and Steve bailey ahve sued them sold it for me...

    apart from Geddy Lee, Stu is my musical hero, and I've been in love with Kubicki's ever since I saw him with them...
  14. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Mine isn't there. Honey. My hobby pays for itself.

    Nuff said.
  15. Pearldiver


    Apr 30, 2005
    Once any bass of mine hits a certain age (say in the 7-10 year range) I get really antsy about taking them out of the house due to the possibility of them getting ruined and/or stolen (My 97 MIJ Fretless Jazz :bawl: )

    I can never take my late 80s Charvel B4s out again, and my 97 MIM Jazz is quickly approaching that stage as well.

    Thus, replacements are needed.

  16. The more parts of the list that you can fit into your reason, the faster you need to fix the problem!!
  17. This is why I get new basses.

    Movin' on up! ;)
  18. My favourite ones are:

    I needed a different sound
    I needed a backup bass
    I needed a different bass for this band

    The best one ever has to be:

    I wasnt that expensive, its a steal/fixer-upper
  19. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I've got a terminal illness that only a spank'n brand new _______ will cure and I relapse every 3 months or so.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    Well i dont have one in that color :p :D