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Title: One lucky guy
Post by: Happy Face on June 12, 2017, 07:24:26 PM
So a Steinberger bass mysteriously arrived at my office today. I partially unwrapped it and carried it home. (I usually walk to and from work, about 20 minutes each way.)

My wife greeted me at the door and asked "what is that?" I answered, "a guitar", worried she'd be alarmed at my extravagance.

She was annoyed, but for a different reason.: "Why didn't you call me? I would have picked you up!"

How lucky am I ????
   
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: Dave W on June 12, 2017, 08:28:33 PM
She's a keeper!
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: bassilisk on June 13, 2017, 04:05:22 AM
If a Steinberger arrived at my door, mysteriously or otherwise, I'd be elated! And to have wifey get peeved about not coming to get you....well, I say treasure the moment.

Unfortunately I have passed that milestone and achieved saturation level.
Now when anything shows up at my door the standard comeback is: "I better see one go out..."
???

What did you get?
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: Rob on June 13, 2017, 08:16:46 AM
I'm with Dave!
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: Happy Face on June 13, 2017, 10:25:49 AM

Unfortunately I have passed that milestone and achieved saturation level.
Now when anything shows up at my door the standard comeback is: "I better see one go out..."
???

What did you get?

Actually I try to maintain that one in, one out rule. I figure on selling my Rick Shadow bass once a project I'm involved with now ends.

It's an XP2-A (active) model. The second I've owned.
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: bassilisk on June 13, 2017, 10:55:52 AM
Yeah, at this point I too have to maintain that balance. That was one reason I went and fixed up that G&L rather than go for something "new". The space was already taken up so technically I didn't add anything.

I have an '86 XL-2 that I picked up in 2004 (when they were still affordable) and had Peekamoose do a restoration
(refret, headpiece reset and new pickups run passive). Still plays like new.

In 2011 I picked up an '88 XM-2, really nice shape. The original owner had mounted an EMG boost switch that I didn't care for so since the extra hole was already there I went ahead and put in an EMG pre with variable mid. This thing is like an angry piano all day. They really don't need much EQ.

Congrats! Love them Steiners!
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: Dave W on June 13, 2017, 07:10:21 PM
See, here's where you can use Leo Fender's genius to your advantage. Buy two Fender basses. Let her see you swapping necks. After that, you can keep sneaking in new Fenders and tell her you're just swapping parts between your existing basses.
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: Grog on June 14, 2017, 07:14:18 AM
I tried the "One In - One Out" thing a few years back. One went out, but about eight snuck in! Now I'm trying to put the breaks on it completely. Congrats on the new Steiny!
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: bassilisk on June 14, 2017, 07:26:33 AM
See, here's where you can use Leo Fender's genius to your advantage. Buy two Fender basses. Let her see you swapping necks. After that, you can keep sneaking in new Fenders and tell her you're just swapping parts between your existing basses.

She's gotten pretty crafty over the years so my success at sneaking in anything new is severely abbreviated, especially since I've pretty much hit my limit on Fender's. My Fender GAS is in remission. I have what I need and at this point she knows them all by sight.

Having said that, I will add that the upcoming Epiphone Embassy is extremely tantalizing, especially at $400.
I will have to mount a sale for one of those.....
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: Aussie Mark on June 14, 2017, 02:58:54 PM
I clicked on this expecting the thread to be about a former Dudepit member!
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: Rob on June 14, 2017, 04:47:46 PM
I clicked on this expecting the thread to be about a former Dudepit member!
I did as well
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: Dave W on June 14, 2017, 05:28:16 PM
I clicked on this expecting the thread to be about a former Dudepit member!

I did as well

His attention-craving act wouldn't fly here.
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: westen44 on June 14, 2017, 09:11:18 PM
She's a keeper!

These guys who find wives that are keepers--I don't know how they do it.  Even just keeping a girlfriend is usually a challenge for me.
Title: Re: One lucky guy
Post by: amptech on June 14, 2017, 11:13:07 PM
Go shoppig with them! Even though they buy what they want anyway, when she looks at an expensive jacket or something - tell her that she needs it and that she deserves it. You only have to do this once, she'll remember.

When I got together with my wife, I agreed to buy no more than one guitar each year. Every time I come home with something now, I say : ...but this is a bass! and she just goes ah, ok.. Love her :)