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Old 05-27-2014, 03:44 PM   #21
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Re: Bass Guitar Players

Being as how most of you know me fairly well, I wouldn't post this on Facebook but some of you can appreciate my chuckle.

So I'm sitting here with a new Bass and trying to think of a safe place to keep it. I have two little girls, 5/9 daughters running around my house and they have a way of getting into things.


Then it clicked! It's also humidity controlled


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Old 05-27-2014, 07:23 PM   #22
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Being as how most of you know me fairly well, I wouldn't post this on Facebook but some of you can appreciate my chuckle.

So I'm sitting here with a new Bass and trying to think of a safe place to keep it. I have two little girls, 5/9 daughters running around my house and they have a way of getting into things.


Then it clicked! It's also humidity controlled


I have several guitars. Some are treasured. My Grandpa's 1959 Gibson, for example. I have a Washburn, like George Harrison played later on, that belonged to my Dad (big Beatles Fan), and I have my own "lesser" Gibson. I also have a Yamaha and a Takamine that my soon-to-be-ex bought me a long time ago.

My kids know they can hack around on the yamaha and on the takamine, and they know not to fool around with the Washburn and the Gibsons or there will be trouble.

Your solution, while effective, is a bit extreme sir! LOL

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On a bit of a depressing note, I had a nephew who took up the bass at 15. Within a year he was playing all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers stuff note for note, then mastered Primus and several other 90's era grunge bands.

I played some stuff for him he'd never heard and within minutes was playing it note for note.

He joined a band and they absolutely rocked. The kid was as close to a prodigy as I had ever personally witnessed. He was offered scholarships to quite a few major universities, finished in the top 1% in the nation on his test scores, then began exhibiting some odd behavior. We all thought it was teen angst and didn't think much of it until he told his counselor that the reason he was doing some of these strange things was because these constant voices in his head were telling him to. Say what?

Needless to say this got everyone's attention pretty damn fast and he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. It apparently ran in his family and they thought that his pot usage had triggered it.

The last time I saw him he was in a zombie state and appeared completely emotionless, likely due to his meds. He doesn't play anymore and its literally a crying shame.

Sorry for the downer but it crushed me to see a family member and those that loved him destroyed by this disease. He had such a bright future and it just ripped me apart and I just wanted to get it off my chest.
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On a bit of a depressing note, I had a nephew who took up the bass at 15. Within a year he was playing all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers stuff note for note, then mastered Primus and several other 90's era grunge bands.

I played some stuff for him he'd never heard and within minutes was playing it note for note.

He joined a band and they absolutely rocked. The kid was as close to a prodigy as I had ever personally witnessed. He was offered scholarships to quite a few major universities, finished in the top 1% in the nation on his test scores, then began exhibiting some odd behavior. We all thought it was teen angst and didn't think much of it until he told his counselor that the reason he was doing some of these strange things was because these constant voices in his head were telling him to. Say what?

Needless to say this got everyone's attention pretty damn fast and he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. It apparently ran in his family and they thought that his pot usage had triggered it.

The last time I saw him he was in a zombie state and appeared completely emotionless, likely due to his meds. He doesn't play anymore and its literally a crying shame.

Sorry for the downer but it crushed me to see a family member and those that loved him destroyed by this disease. He had such a bright future and it just ripped me apart and I just wanted to get it off my chest.
It probably is the meds Danno. I worked with a guy who needed his Meds to keep from being depressed, but the fact that he knew he needed the meds depressed him. It was so sad. One of the nicest guys I ever met.

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I have several guitars. Some are treasured. My Grandpa's 1959 Gibson, for example. I have a Washburn, like George Harrison played later on, that belonged to my Dad (big Beatles Fan), and I have my own "lesser" Gibson. I also have a Yamaha and a Takamine that my soon-to-be-ex bought me a long time ago.



My kids know they can hack around on the yamaha and on the takamine, and they know not to fool around with the Washburn and the Gibsons or there will be trouble.



Your solution, while effective, is a bit extreme sir! LOL

I would agree if I had bought a gun safe for my Bass, I see it as "optimizing resources" more than extreme.

That an impressive lineup you have there.
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On a bit of a depressing note, I had a nephew who took up the bass at 15. Within a year he was playing all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers stuff note for note, then mastered Primus and several other 90's era grunge bands.



I played some stuff for him he'd never heard and within minutes was playing it note for note.



He joined a band and they absolutely rocked. The kid was as close to a prodigy as I had ever personally witnessed. He was offered scholarships to quite a few major universities, finished in the top 1% in the nation on his test scores, then began exhibiting some odd behavior. We all thought it was teen angst and didn't think much of it until he told his counselor that the reason he was doing some of these strange things was because these constant voices in his head were telling him to. Say what?



Needless to say this got everyone's attention pretty damn fast and he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. It apparently ran in his family and they thought that his pot usage had triggered it.



The last time I saw him he was in a zombie state and appeared completely emotionless, likely due to his meds. He doesn't play anymore and its literally a crying shame.



Sorry for the downer but it crushed me to see a family member and those that loved him destroyed by this disease. He had such a bright future and it just ripped me apart and I just wanted to get it off my chest.

Thanks for sharing Danno. That's especially hard when it's a child or young adult to show such promise and then with one sunset it fades away.

In some cases the illness is the difference between bright and brilliant. The source of the gift is also the source of the curse. History is filled with the tragedy of artists, poets, and musicians who's genius was short lived for one reason or another.

There is always the hope that pharmaceutical advancements can come up with a chemical composition to control what needs to be controlled while not stifling the creativity.
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On a bit of a depressing note, I had a nephew who took up the bass at 15. Within a year he was playing all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers stuff note for note, then mastered Primus and several other 90's era grunge bands.

I played some stuff for him he'd never heard and within minutes was playing it note for note.

He joined a band and they absolutely rocked. The kid was as close to a prodigy as I had ever personally witnessed. He was offered scholarships to quite a few major universities, finished in the top 1% in the nation on his test scores, then began exhibiting some odd behavior. We all thought it was teen angst and didn't think much of it until he told his counselor that the reason he was doing some of these strange things was because these constant voices in his head were telling him to. Say what?

Needless to say this got everyone's attention pretty damn fast and he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. It apparently ran in his family and they thought that his pot usage had triggered it.

The last time I saw him he was in a zombie state and appeared completely emotionless, likely due to his meds. He doesn't play anymore and its literally a crying shame.

Sorry for the downer but it crushed me to see a family member and those that loved him destroyed by this disease. He had such a bright future and it just ripped me apart and I just wanted to get it off my chest.
Sorry to hear about that Danno.Makes you wonder what coulda been.
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Tonight for inspiration I will watch the movie Crossroads. The classical guitar in there just speaks to me.

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Tonight for inspiration I will watch the movie Crossroads. The classical guitar in there just speaks to me.

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Not my style of music, it is also full of vocals, background vocals, tambourine, organ (his choice not mine)... Crossroads has purity of guitar.


Crossroads has been a favorite movie of mine even since I saw Jack Butler cut heads for the first time in 1986... Jamie Gertz was pretty hot to me back then as well.

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