Luck of the Irish

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by DFLCC, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. DFLCC

    DFLCC Well-Known Member

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    My son bought an Epiphone Thunderbird Bass earlier this year. He started learning and I was pretty excited he was picking after his old man. After a solid set up, by yours truly, and a slight mod to be able to use Dunlop Strap Locks, he took a few classes and them drop. Yesterday he told me he was quitting for good and ask me if he could sell. I was really pissed off, after all I help him buy it and I have high hopes of him learning. I dreamed of jamming with my boy. So I ask him how much he want for it and what he want it for? He reply, "I don't know; is $100 bucks ok? I want to buy video games." I reply to him "F#@Ker, here is you $100".

    Oh well! he will inherit it back again o0ne day with all other guitars, basses, amps and gear I have.

    Is the cheapest version of it but play well and sound big and full. I had set it up to a low action and the intonation is dead on. It feels really good like a much expensive bass.

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    This a preatty cool bass, I love the darker burst. I am digging it.

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    Neck diver by nature; no problem, at that locations it is dead stable.

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    Not bad at all!
     
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    Nice that you were able to keep it in the family. What video game does he want, Guitar Hero? :rofl:
     
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    THUNDERBIRDS RULE!
     
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    Adrian, I just want to jam with you bro.
     
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    He got Counter Strike Global Offensive and Overwatch but spends 90% of the time catching pokemons.
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    Come on down to the swamp!
    ----you may want to bring scuba gear---its A LOT damper here ;)
     
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    That's a really nice guitar! It's too bad your son didn't appreciate as you do, but you can't force someone to play any instrument unless their heart is into it. Let him play his stupid video games and you enjoy that bass guitar. It's a keeper. Maybe your son wants a Guitar Hero guitar...plastic has such great response and a sinful tone. Kids today are too tied up in technology...computers, smart-phones...etc. It's a generation of information overload.







    ;>)/
     
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    is that a long scale?
     
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    Don't be too hard on the kid... How old are you two? I bet he was born in the late 90s. Thisgeneration of his ain't as classics-inclined as ours...

    Give him some time, and if he isn't entirely deaf, with music at his hone he'll catch up.
     
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    I was watching the latest episode of Roadies and the band plays a Thunderbird bass and a SG.
     
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    Yes long scale.
     
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    I think you should encourage your son to play music with you.

    Well, of course you already did that by getting him the bass and setting it up,
    but sometimes a new player gets discouraged because they can't play instantly.
    And also someone studying bass needs to have people to jam with. Someone
    to lead the song and let the new bass player bump along until he gets it.

    That takes patience. Normal bands don't have that kind of patience... the new bassist
    has to get in the groove right away or he gets replaced. If your son hung out with other
    entry level musicians, they might have enough patience to allow him to develop.

    And that's what it takes... time and practice in order to develop.
    It also takes the determination to follow through... he has to supply that on his own.
    If he doesn't have that, then he'll end up with his nose in a video while a real bass player
    takes his girl away.

    And for a lot of us, the realization of the effect that an electric or acoustic guitar has on the
    female heart and mind... that's what supplied the determination to persevere. So if the bass
    is really not for your son, get him a Djembe...

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    If you're ever interested in a well made djembe for a reasonable price go here: Mother Rhythm. I've bought a half dozen or so drums from them and they're top notch stuff for a reasonable price. 3 ring pro quality drums for $200 or so is a great deal. If you're on a tighter budge, their sister company, Discount Djembes is a good choice too. Technically they're B stock etc but you'll never notice the difference.
     

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