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Window Shopping Is Dangerous

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by caeman, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    So there I am at the local music store, picking up a kapo and trying out some of the basses. I tried out a way pretty 5-stringer, a Traben. Natural wood, glossy, it felt so good. It was even priced at a level that might be able to afford in a year.

    Window shopping is dangerous!

    I don't NEED a second bass. I don't even have a serious bass amp, yet. :rollno:

    But one can dream. That Traben had some good string action. The body was weighty. It has had one more knob total than I am used to operating.
  2. Cave in, man - Trabens are well worth it.
  3. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Caling Darkstrike and Snakeman. I take that back, they will make you buy it!

    I personally liked the Trabens I have tried in the past. You only live once!
  4. BUY ONE! I own a Kore and love it for what it is!
    (But I personally also have a love affiar with passive shorties-can't get further from a Traben lol)
  5. This is why TB is so bad for GAS.

    You make a post stating how you tried out a bass and that you liked it, but not ready to purchase it, then get three posts back telling you to buy it. This is moral support at its best
  6. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    I expected no less, I think. Maybe I am secretly looking for a reason to stretch the balance on my platinum visa?
  7. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Should one have a good amp before a good bass, though?
  8. Did someone say Traben porn?



    cause that's definitely what I heard

    A.K.A. Do it, you won't regret it
  9. I say yes an amp is important, but it is hard to keep motivated if your learning and playing a crappy bass. Not saying your a beginner or anything, but you know what i mean....

    No doubt theres going to be more than one person saying to buy both. :scowl:
  10. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Cardinal, that is an evil-looking bass you got there.

    I certainly don't see a $1000+ bass in my future for several years. With two small boys and a promise to the wife to buy her a Model A, it just ain't gonna happen. But, I think I can swing something $800 or less. And I dig that natural wood color more than all the fancy paint schemes I have looked at so far.
  11. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009

    If you say "dont buy it", you're branded a killjoy.
  12. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    Well, on one hand, I am not very experienced or knowledgeable about the wide selection of bass guitars. For all know, I could have picked up a piece of imported trash that may have looked pretty, but would have failed utterly and exploded when first plugged in. For such things, you guys are a great source to name drop with.

    But, I had at least heard of the name Traben before.
  13. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    Normally I'd say yes.
    But, these are strange times.....
    strange times indeed.

    That being said, get an amp......then a Traben.
  14. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Traben bridges are... Hmmm hmmm.


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