I just bought a mini bass for my first grandkid. (he just turned one)
I’m 58, only discovered the joy of bass about 2 and a half years ago. My one and only regret is that I did not get started earlier, when all I had was time! None of my friends played, their were no high school groups (at least that I knew of), so I never had the exposure- although I have loved music my whole life.
I hope to retire (or semi-retire) in about 5 years, and along the way, my plan is to keep expanding my music room so that when the little ones come to visit they will have an opportunity to make noise. Maybe they take to it, maybe they won’t- and I certainly don’t plan on pushing the agenda. But I just think if I have a few mini instruments around, at least they will have options.
I’ve been looking for a mini bass for awhile because I saw one or two pop up on Reverb in the past. This Greg Bennett Corsair has been around for several years, but I could only find one retailer (and it was overseas) that still sells it. Didn’t want to go higher than $200, and this came in at about $190 I think.
Seems to be pretty solid and looks great. Only weighs a little over 5 pounds and I think its about 25.5 inches. It looks tiny, even compared to my short scales- so its really what I was hoping to find.
Decided to pull the trigger now, and just keep it boxed up for a few years until little Leo shows any interest. (or perhaps if I am blessed with additional grand kids in the near future)
I was afraid if I waited 5 years or more, could run the risk of having to spend more $$$ on future prices! Keeping it a secret for now, I am sure my family would think I am crazy.