Re: Cables, N.I.B., 5-strings and exams

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Posted by A on December 09, 2001 at 15:01:07:

In Reply to: Re: Cables, N.I.B., 5-strings and exams posted by Dave Rawlings on December 09, 2001 at 11:44:37:

: Adam,
: There's only two reasons why you shouldn't but that (or any other) bass:
: 1. It sucks and YOU don't like it.
: 2. You can't afford it.
: Other than that, go for it!
: Dave

Thank you very much for the advice Dave. Straight forward and to the point, unlike my long messages. I tend to go on and on and on and on............

My problem is that i'm easily dazzled by the price, the fantastic shape of the body, the great paint job or the charming sales assistants. I suppose it isn't too difficult to con me, and I don't always trust the staff in music stores, too many of them are after a quick slae and don't care about your needs as a customer. But, there are a lot of stores to go to if you want a good deal.

I haven't been playing bass long, about two years, and i'm always very careful about buying new equipment. The truth is that there's so much to learn about bass and i'm always finding out something new. I just don't think that I know enough to make an educated decision whether to buy stuff or not.

But, i've been thinking long and hard. After I posted the message I sat down, got a drink and relaxed for a while. I read a bit of a new book (Stephen king's "Desperation", fantastic. Reading is what I do to wind down when i'm not playing bass) and then I had a long think about what i'm going to do.

I'm definatly getting the bass. I'm ringing up the shop tomorrow and i'm getting the bloke to put the bass to one side until I can go and pick it up.

I'll yet you know what it sounds like on boxing day. My parents are giving me it for christmas so they won't let me play it until then. I'm going to get a coffin case to put this base in I think, they're pretty cool.
Christmas rules.


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