Topic: NBD

Yes, I'm getting a new bass. Not just a bass but an acoustic bass. I've been wanting a new bass for some time and fancied an acoustic but the price seemed a little OTT, then I got an email from Guitar Guitar telling me about their sale. So I scrolled down and eventually came across a D'Angelico single cutaway left hand bass for just £199!! I couldn't believe it. Obviously Ann was not a happy bunny so I bought it anyway and I'm expecting delivery on Wednesday, just 2 more sleeps...well hopefully 2 sleeps? 

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

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Phill

I was trying to find it.. I could not come close to that deal !

Nice job.

Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

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Phill Williams wrote:

Obviously Ann was not a happy bunny so I bought it anyway

Sometimes it's easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission smile

This post is incomplete without pics ...

Cheers

Richard     

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Thanks Jim, I think I deserved a little pampering seeing as she spends most of my time looking around dress shops. No, she's good really. There was a slight wobble at first, she's good now...lol

Hi Richard. Official photos on guitar guitar.com. I'll try and post my own pics when I can force myself to put it down, which will be sometime after Wednesday when it arrives.

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

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Congrats Phill! Neo is right about begging for forgiveness rather than asking permission. 

On one of my 2-week Canadian canoe trips a few years back, I came home to find all new living room and bedroom furniture - so last month while my spouse and her sister were visiting the holy land in Israel, I just happened to end up in a music store where I found a used all-mahogany Alvarez MPA66SHB parlor guitar in perfect condition.  It was marked down to $280 US so it ended up in my music room and hardly left my hands for a week. Jen's only comment when she returned home and saw me playing it........ "What - another guitar?"

I spent yesterday installing an under-saddle pickup and stringing it with a new set of Nashville high-tune strings. I played it using metal finger picks during a half-hour set at a local bar last night and my new little baby  got lots of compliments from both the bar patrons and the other musicians.

DE     

I want to read my own water, choose my own path, write my own songs

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Nice one Ed, after spending a shedfull of cash on furniture and a load more on a flight to Israel, I think you deserve a little compensation for your charitability and understanding. 300 bucks is a drop in the ocean in comparison?     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

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HOpe it does not disappoint! pics when here     

"YOU GRAVITATE TO THE GUITARIST YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE" -- Chris Broderick, Megadeth
I guess you guys are going to get Scotty the metalizer,  punk style.

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DE
If you get to be like JJJ was - your wife would never had noticed !! smile
you can never have enough guitars -

Congrats on that pick up !!!

I believe you and Phill could pick up any guitar and make them sound sooooo sweet.  Every time I hear someone like you guys here on chordie play it reminds of the line from the Springsteen song  Thunder road - "Well, I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk "
Sure wish I had he talent you folks have.
Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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Phill Williams wrote:

Nice one Ed, after spending a shedfull of cash on furniture and a load more on a flight to Israel, I think you deserve a little compensation for your charitability and understanding. 300 bucks is a drop in the ocean in comparison?

Well actually there have been 22 Canadian canoe trips over the years, but since  its a low-cost hobby and I've always split the cost with 3 other paddling/fishing buddies I'd estimate we're about even in the amount of money spent for her trip vs my 22. The furniture she brought probably cost more than 10X what I paid for my Alvarez but I'm sure I'll get 10X the pleasure. smile

Thanks for the kind words Jim but I think you obviously have me confused with someone who can play........ 
Jen noticed my new guitar but I doubt she would notice if I added another raft, canoe or kayak to my fleet out in the garage. smile

DE     

I want to read my own water, choose my own path, write my own songs

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Good one Phill a man has to pamper himself every now and then. A crafty mate of mine brought his wife a guitar to learn on and it just so happened that as a good husband he had no choice but to show her how good a present it was by playing it himself.     

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Peatle Jville wrote:

Good one Phill a man has to pamper himself every now and then. A crafty mate of mine brought his wife a guitar to learn on and it just so happened that as a good husband he had no choice but to show her how good a present it was by playing it himself.

Good, sound reasoning. It's a tough job but someone has to do it? How did he get her to cut her nails?     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

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I've always wanted an acoustic bass.  199 lbs sounds like a good deal. 

I'm looking for a new bass today too.

It's a "year end clearance" from Topdawgz. He bought out a store that was closing. He's sold the rest of the inventory, but this bass has a technical problem, so I'm getting it as a project bass. It's a knock-off of a Fender P-bass.  I'm betting I'll just need to replace the jack and maybe the pots. But if I do that then it's no more work to put in new pickups and maybe a different pick guard. And of course make sure all the shielding and grounding is good.

Photos later, once I actually have it.

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Phill Williams wrote:
Peatle Jville wrote:

Good one Phill a man has to pamper himself every now and then. A crafty mate of mine brought his wife a guitar to learn on and it just so happened that as a good husband he had no choice but to show her how good a present it was by playing it himself.

Good, sound reasoning. It's a tough job but someone has to do it? How did he get her to cut her nails?

I don't know about her nails or sharp claws. She is Japanese and every time he buys another guitar or musical gear she uses some very interesting Japanese words.

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I know a fella of French/Japanese origin... Harry gateau...lol?     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.