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Dincrest

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Re: Whats the haps?
« Reply #20145 on: January 08, 2018, 05:41:36 PM »
A couple years back, I donated a couple of my basses (really nice ones I've extensively gigged and toured with) to the music department of the school I work at, and they're inspiring the next generation.  The department takes excellent care of them.  Only students who have truly earned the privilege get to play them, and they've been gigged with the pit band for school plays, gigged with jazz ensemble at concerts, etc.  I'm thrilled that they're not sitting around languishing, but are encouraging new musicians to reach higher in their new home.

I remember a few years ago finding my 6-string languishing in a music store.  Since few bassists use 6ers (and I was an avid 5-stringer at the time) and I had brought in my 5 for a setup, the folks at the store encouraged me to try out a new Ibanez 6er they'd gotten in, since no one else would.  I tried it and liked it, but then I asked about this greenish-blue 6er on the shelf.  The folks said, "Eh, one of our guys has been trying to unload that for a while.  He'd probably give it to you for cheap."  So I checked out the bass and noticed that despite its no-name branding, it had some seriously high end components and was superbly built.  And when I started playing it, I knew I had to have it.  I ended up buying it for $420.  I learned that the bass was a handmade custom jobber by a pair of top notch luthiers that probably would have cost over $2K when it was first commissioned in the 1990s.  I didn't really play it much until recently with my new musical project.  It's just so much fun to play and I'm glad it found a home with me. 

Similar story with this one: http://www.guitargurullc.com/images/Swirls/Swirl9.jpg
Back in 2010/2011, I was looking for a backup bass (something $500 or less) to use with my old punk band and I found this LTD Children of Bodom sig model languishing in a store with a $200 price tag.  That bass normally retails for $850.  So I bought it and used the extra money to have a luthier friend of mine swap out the electronics and give it that incredible custom paint job.  I've gigged that thing a lot and it is one of the best sounding basses I've ever owned. 
« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 05:51:07 PM by Dincrest »
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Re: Whats the haps?
« Reply #20146 on: January 10, 2018, 12:30:46 PM »
^ I've been thinking about learning bass, because I am planning on giving my son a drum set in the next year or two (he has a fantastic sense of rhythm), and I think it would be fun to jam together.

Haps: I've started "lifting" (resistance bands + bodyweight) again, after taking about 4-5 weeks off to let my elbow recover. Could only do about 2/3 of the reps/sets that I could normally do. The first few times after a break always suck (when it comes to confidence in your ability), but of course it's better than continuously aggravating an apparent injury...

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Re: Whats the haps?
« Reply #20147 on: January 10, 2018, 02:20:44 PM »
The motor mount on my car is cracked.  Or at least I think that's what is wrong with it.  I'm going to have a professional look at it on Monday and then replace it myself if that's what it turns out to be.  I don't feel like ripping my coolant reservoir out and then putting it back in in this cold if I don't have to.

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Re: Whats the haps?
« Reply #20148 on: January 10, 2018, 06:42:16 PM »
I dont have heat in my car :D
Real shit son

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Re: Whats the haps?
« Reply #20149 on: January 10, 2018, 10:36:27 PM »
I dont have heat in my car :D
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I don't NEED heat in my car!

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Re: Whats the haps?
« Reply #20150 on: January 11, 2018, 06:19:19 AM »
I don't have a car!

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Re: Whats the haps?
« Reply #20151 on: January 11, 2018, 09:26:39 AM »
I AM a car!
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Re: Whats the haps?
« Reply #20152 on: January 11, 2018, 09:56:43 AM »
I dont have heat in my car :D
Real shit son

Stupid question, but did you check your coolant/antifreeze level? My wife's car stopped blowing hot air recently, and I read that one of the most common causes is coolant issues. I checked, and sure enough, it was almost bottomed out. I filled it up, and then there was plenty of hot air to go with hers.

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Re: Whats the haps?
« Reply #20153 on: January 11, 2018, 10:01:55 AM »
I AM a car!
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Re: Whats the haps?
« Reply #20154 on: January 11, 2018, 09:18:27 PM »
I dont have heat in my car :D
Real shit son

Stupid question, but did you check your coolant/antifreeze level? My wife's car stopped blowing hot air recently, and I read that one of the most common causes is coolant issues. I checked, and sure enough, it was almost bottomed out. I filled it up, and then there was plenty of hot air to go with hers.
Yeah that's the first thing I checked.