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Wife bought me a cab!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by HooBass, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. HooBass


    May 27, 2003
    Nice to have a wife brave enough to buy me some serious gear! Yeah, I gave her all the details (actually I forgot to specify the ohms, but she knew to come back to me and ask about this).

    So, no Xmas surprise, but I don't care. Just nice to have her make it happen!

    I'll be adding a 1x12 to my 2x10 to complete my latest rig, a modular stack.

  2. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    Congrats! I once has a girl buy me a shirt that matched my Ric 4001 but that's it for me. ;)
  3. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    I bought my girlfriend a cool purple guitar (internet pic) but she didn't really have the time to get into it, so I use it.

    I'd be thrilled if I got a strap for christmas.
  4. Al T.

    Al T. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Richmond, VA.
    Mrs. Al and I went to G Guitars in New Haven, Ct. to check out 5 string basses. I played a Lakland and an F-Bass. She whipped out the checkbook and bought me the F-Bass. I got me a real good one on the second try.
  5. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    I totally forgot I bought one ex a cheapie Soundgear bass, gave a friend a pink SX, and still owe another friend a cheapie bass to learn on. :bag:
  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That is so cool I love a spouse or loved one who is that supportive that is really cool and it makes those trips to the fabric store that much more enjoyable.
  7. Signs

    Signs Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Muskegon, MI
    Good wife, good wife!!!
  8. LowEZ


    Mar 29, 2011
    Central NJ
    Yesterday I bought myself a cab for my 50th birthday. Mrs. EZ is less than amused. 22 years together and she still doesn't get it. I am thankful for her tolerance though.
  9. Oh god. What's she want?
  10. Prior to my birthday my wife asked what I would like as a gift. I said I wanted a digital recording device. She did the research and ended up getting me a korg D3200. All I wanted was an MP3 recorder.

  11. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules!

    Nice how supportive she is. I buy my own equipment and if it falls around Chanukah/Xmas, that's my present.
  12. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Could your wife talk to my wife? I cant get her to let me by two Hartke 1x12's.
  13. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    CONGRATS HooBass!!!

    Supportive wives are great!!!
    Fabric store you say?
    Wifey went to the fabric store Saturday to get material to reline the Peavey T-40's case I just got! I showed her the bass, explained that Journey's bassist and Louisiana's Leroux(Leom Medica) used them in the past, showed her the case that came with my bargain(NO interior cloth), and internet pics of GOOD cases and their lining. She came home with the right cloth and will re-do the case for me. We are from New Orleans and she is very familiar with both bands mentioned.

    PS: She also "holds the strings in the bridge" of my Kahler-equipped basses when I change strings as you need 3 hands.

    The Peavey and another bass are my "presents" this year. She got 2 horses(bargains, we're in Texas) and a paid-for trip to New Orleans to visit her Mom and family. Supporting each other is a key.
  14. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    "Wife bought me a cab!"

    Was it yellow with black checks? ;)
  15. I had the foresight to marry a woodworker. We swung a deal this year where I bought a g****r amp kit and did the build, and she's agreed to make a cabinet for it. I suspect we both feel like we won this deal, but she's looking over my shoulder as I type this and if I get a swift blow to the back of the head that'll mean I was wrong. :)

  16. Matthew_84


    Nov 7, 2010
    Congrats! I love getting gifts like that from the misses. Earlier this year my fiancee bought me a Warwick Rockbass. I love that bass and will never sell it. Makes the gear that much more special.
  17. dhomer

    dhomer Commercial User

    Apr 9, 2009
    Hickory Corners, MI
    Owner, Gigmaster Soundworks, Auth. greenboy designs builder, MI
    My wife has never bought me any gear, but she knew I was a musician from day one (the night we met, she was the door bouncer in the club).. Over the years (30) she has been very supportive of my playing music, and she trusts me implicitly.. Never done anything to betray that trust, either..

    There was a time when i had to sell my bass to pay rent, and to this day she's never forgiven me for that.. it was an instrument I built myself, and theres been times i wish I still had it..

    Household budget's always been tight over the years, but when I can afford a piece of gear thats needed, she doesn't object.. Helps when you have the ability to build stuff..
  18. HooBass


    May 27, 2003
    Thanks for all the replies, folks! Funny and fun stuff.

    These two made me realize "Hmm -- She HAS been talking about furniture -- DARN!!" No free lunch! Still am happy!