I Can't Stop Playing It

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I Can't Stop Playing It

Postby doc540 » Thu May 06, 2010 11:56 am

This year marks our 40th year together, and although I'm going to have to play the Faux P in my honkabilly band, I just can't quit playing my '69 J.

I have a wonderful '78 to sub for it, but I inevitably end up with the '69 around my neck by gig's end.

Now, I know this sounds silly, but I've started talking to it like an old friend.

When I throw the strap over and sink the cable, I'm beginning to have little mental conversations with it kinda like taking an old dog out hunting again.

Ok, I'm getting old and losing it. [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]

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Re: I Can't Stop Playing It

Postby GonzoBass » Thu May 06, 2010 2:18 pm

I hear ya.

I'm in the habit of giving the Steinberger a kiss before I put it back in the gig bag,
just to say "Thanks".
Hate to put it away after a gig.
Weird, but I feel guilty sometimes...
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Re: I Can't Stop Playing It

Postby Kevin Probass Borden » Thu May 06, 2010 4:22 pm

My white stacker i've owned since 74. My WHite 74 I've owned since new (7/75). I never play out with them. Glad to see the sentimental ones getting real use.
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Re: I Can't Stop Playing It

Postby pbassplayer » Thu May 06, 2010 4:23 pm

my 64p knows everything !!
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Re: I Can't Stop Playing It

Postby andrew » Thu May 06, 2010 5:12 pm

The Jazz is a beauty Doc!
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Re: I Can't Stop Playing It

Postby basswinn » Thu May 06, 2010 8:38 pm

Kev,

I still play that '66 J I bought from you about 8 years ago on almost every gig. The only time I won't take it is if I'm outside and it looks like rain. I had to have Fralin repair a pickup .... other than that, it's gold.


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Re: I Can't Stop Playing It

Postby Kevin Probass Borden » Sat May 08, 2010 3:36 pm

Ronnie - WOW I forgot about that one - That is a solid bass
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Re: I Can't Stop Playing It

Postby hoytbasses » Sat May 08, 2010 4:13 pm

my gig machine has literally a thousand gigs on it!.... it's my baby! I understand completely you talking to your bass like it's a girlfriend.......... recording engineers love the gig machine, band mates love it, folks coming to hear the band love it, other bass players love it and try to buy it.....

it's DaBomb.com!

enjoy!

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