When your wife says "Buy it, you deserve it!", you don't hesitate.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jtemple, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. jtemple


    Sep 5, 2011
    Washington, MO
    After many years of thought on this, I finally bought that Bongo that I always wanted. Agonized over the purchase for years and my wife finally encouraged me to buy it. A wonderful wife who encourages me to get what I want AND a new bass on it's way. Does life get any better?

  2. jtemple


    Sep 5, 2011
    Washington, MO
    Got this one from Gain Stage Music (http://www.gainstagemusic.com/). Never bought from them before but they had the one I wanted in stock and they were great to work with!
  3. subbasshz

    subbasshz Guest

    Aug 11, 2012
    phoenix az
    Im addicted to punishing volume.

    and no, it really doesn't.

    for me though its "you need another svt for when you blow up these 3"

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  4. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again??

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Gorgeous!! Congrats!!
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  5. B Major

    B Major Guest

    Nov 20, 2013
    Boston, Ma.
    Very nice!! Congrats!!
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  6. danosix


    May 30, 2012
    Nice bass. Definitely NEVER hesitate when she says "go ahead" I ALWAYS buy when she says YES, 'cause if I don't want it later, I have it to trade and she might not be in the charitable mood when I want that next thing - she's the boss when it comes to money 'cause if it were up to me we'd a house worth of cool gear and no house to put it in
    All the other homes guys would be jealous of my rig. :roflmao:
    P.S. LOVE that colour!
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  7. jmverdugo

    jmverdugo Guest

    Oct 11, 2012
    Katy TX
    Maybe it's just me but I get nervous when my wife encourages me to spend money on bass gear, I get the feeling she feels authorized to spent the same amount of money in something for her! ...good thing I don't buy expensive stuff!

    Nice bass! Congrats!
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  8. Or its a trap, and when you could have used that money 6 months down the road, its all your fault for listening to the woman!
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  9. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    My wife has been telling me for a while to just get what I know I'll like - even if it cost more - and quite buying and selling and losing money looking for something I hope I'll like as much for less money.

    Here's my fretted bass:
    And here is the rough cut of a fretless Roscoe 5 being built to pair up with it:
    She tells me to buy Roscoe basses, and she's a keeper for all kinds of other reasons that I can't detail here. ;):thumbsup:
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
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  10. Mustang Surly

    Mustang Surly

    Jul 10, 2013
    Could you please get YOUR wife to have a talk with MY wife?
  11. jtemple


    Sep 5, 2011
    Washington, MO
    Love the grain in that wood.
  12. jtemple


    Sep 5, 2011
    Washington, MO
    In all fairness, after playing for 30 years I've never bought myself a new bass. The few that I own were given to me many years ago with the exception of a Kramer Duke that I bought on a whim a few years ago. I guess it's about time. :)
  13. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    Yeah, they have nice wood at Roscoe. The fretted is Koa, the fretless will be quilt maple.
  14. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Well, there is another way to get what you want without worrying about your wife...get rid of your wife, worked for me...
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  15. tubenutq5

    tubenutq5 Guest

    Mar 27, 2013
    Corvallis, OR
    I have one of those wives also. She is constantly telling me not to cheap myself out. Get a good one "you deserve good equipment".

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  16. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    That's a great looking bass. Congratulations.
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  17. endy_y_p


    May 2, 2009
  18. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    My wife is GASsing for a $2000 sewing machine, so I'm subscrbing to that theory and encouraging her. :)
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  19. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I fell for that one once.
    I buy a new amp and cab spending about $1800
    Next thing I know shes gettin all new kitchen cabinets along with flooring and a stove and dishwasher..
    +1 on on the nice bass
  20. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    My wife gets tattoos. Those things (good ones anyway) aren't cheap. Not quite what my Roscoe's cost, but pretty close.