What do your kids think of your basses?

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What do your kids think of your basses?

Post by aphekgreg » 21 Aug 2017, 10:26

Just curious to know if other people's kids have strong opinions about your instruments?

My eldest daughter has often been annoyed when I've purchased another bass or guitar and has told me I don't need any more. [Yes, this is my daughter, not my wife. My wife likes them]. My youngest daughter on the other hand is usually quite excited by a new purchase.

I just sold 3 basses and was surprised at how upset the girls were about 2 of them! Literally cried that I sold 2 basses they loved!

Funny thing is, having sold 3 and then bought the Sabre, they told me I was allowed to buy 1 more!!

I've been thinking of selling 2 more, but I don't think they'll be happy.

So are my kids just freaks or do other kids have strong feelings about what you buy and sell?
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Re: What do your kids think of your basses?

Post by Aussie Mark » 21 Aug 2017, 10:57

My kids couldn't care less. If Audi made basses, my daughter would probably have more interest.

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Re: What do your kids think of your basses?

Post by NotTheFish » 21 Aug 2017, 11:31

Aussie Mark wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 10:57
My kids couldn't care less. If Audi made basses, my daughter would probably have more interest.
What if you tell her BMW helped design the Bongo ?

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Post by aphekgreg » 21 Aug 2017, 11:46

NotTheFish wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 11:31
Aussie Mark wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 10:57
My kids couldn't care less. If Audi made basses, my daughter would probably have more interest.
What if you tell her BMW helped design the Bongo ?
My youngest loves that the 30th anniversary Musician, is 11 out of 15. She thinks that's very special.
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Re: What do your kids think of your basses?

Post by Petebass » 21 Aug 2017, 11:51

My eldest twin thinks I really need to buy a dark pink bass. She's a big fan of "the crooked one" (Dingwall Nolly in Hot Pink).

Twin 2 likes to do regular stock-take and of course it's all done by colour.

They're only 4 :)
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Post by Aussie Mark » 21 Aug 2017, 12:23

Petebass wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 11:51
Twin 2 likes to do regular stock-take
Under instructions from the missus, I bet!

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Post by DoctorJohn » 21 Aug 2017, 12:28

Aussie Mark wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 10:57
My kids couldn't care less. If Audi made basses, my daughter would probably have more interest.
Mine is the same. But it's computer games instead of cars.
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Re: What do your kids think of your basses?

Post by slowlearner » 21 Aug 2017, 12:32

My daughter has shown the most interest. She's played them a couple of times. She's getting to be a reasonable pianist, but also is learning rhythm guitar and sings well. Amazingly of our 3 kids, she has only one ear (with 20% hearing loss), yet has the best pitch and always has. My younger son is keenish from time to time and learning guitar. He's the one I built the 2 string for. Both my oldest and youngest have taken an interest in me building basses too. My older son has no interest really.

As for favorites, a lot of it is about looks or colours. I'm doing mock ups for headstocks at the moment and they liked picking faves. Interestingly, their faves were my faves. My wife's faves were the conservative ones and looked like a fender or a gibson.
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Re: What do your kids think of your basses?

Post by Petebass » 21 Aug 2017, 12:39

Aussie Mark wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 12:23
Petebass wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 11:51
Twin 2 likes to do regular stock-take
Under instructions from the missus, I bet!
Ha, actually no. I financed all of my purchases from gig money, and you'd have to say I've earned a lot more than I've spent so the wife is OK with it.
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Post by bigswifty » 21 Aug 2017, 13:12

My daughter comes to see me play a lot but has zero care in what I buy, sell or play. If Ed Sheeran suddenly took up bass she might get interested. As it is she has no interest in playing or learning. A shame since she has much better timing and rhythm than I do, which is not saying much but anyway, she has.

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Re: What do your kids think of your basses?

Post by drbass » 21 Aug 2017, 14:39

My son (almost 20) plays bass himself and actually had a big hand in designing the one I built for him (which has since evolved into the Manta) so he's interested and happy to comment.
My daughter (15) comments on colours and shapes (my builds have some of those attributes) and is generally positive. She would like me to make a purple one.

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Post by slowlearner » 21 Aug 2017, 14:59

^ I'd like to see you make a purple one too. :)
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Re: What do your kids think of your basses?

Post by drbass » 21 Aug 2017, 15:02

slowlearner wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 14:59
^ I'd like to see you make a purple one too. :)
Is that you, Delia? ;)

I'm sure there'll come a time when this happens - one of my favourite colours, purple.

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Re: What do your kids think of your basses?

Post by Petebass » 21 Aug 2017, 16:02

slowlearner wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 14:59
^ I'd like to see you make a purple one too. :)
Me three, and I'm not your daughter either :)
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Re: What do your kids think of your basses?

Post by veebass » 21 Aug 2017, 18:16

My son plays. He has decided which are never to be sold.
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