Multiple Bass Disorder

Trudy’s parents are ridiculously wealthy. If they weren’t she’d be living with them. Her dad retired at 50. He said his girls will never have to work a day in their lives if they don’t want to. Trudy did work. She was a mermaid at a Renaissance Faire every summer for years. To this day I have no idea what mermaids has to do with knights and jousting.

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@PamPurrs I would agree you are ahead, think of the resell value…one used tuner will be worth less than half the retail value so say $35, now the bass, even if it half the retail price you paid, you are still up $115 over the tuner…or even better, lets just assume the bass value will go up, when a tuner won’t, so clearly you made the wiser financial investment :stuck_out_tongue:

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Thank you @Sully. I feel better already.

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@Pampurrs scratches her head

Mermaid at a renaissance fair? Really? And I’m getting money management advice from Trudy?

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I gave you fair warning…

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Well then… *clears throat*

I’m posting this in the disorder thread, because it was kind of an impulse buy. I developed a mild crush on this bass while I was looking for a PJ last month, and actually considered buying both of them together. In the end I came to my senses and only bought the PJ, but couldn’t resist very long… I figured if I want it and I can afford it, then why not buy it. It’s not going to get cheaper anyway. Also I wanted to get it over with and clear my wish list for good. Now I have everything I want (PJ, J, HH), and also I can finally pre-tune one bass each to E standard / Eb standard / D standard, and play 99% of the songs without having to mess with tuning. (Which is why I wanted three basses in the first place.) I’m probably going to get a drop tuner later, but I’m ok without that for now.

So anyway, long story short: here’s my new Lakland Skyline DJ-4, my first jazz bass. :slight_smile: Only played it for a couple of minutes, but it looks, feels and sounds great so far, and everything seems to be working. (Low bar to clear, but you might remember my history with Fenders…)

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That’s very nice @akos . Natural wood is my favourite finish and yours is a prime example

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Awesome looking bass @akos !

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Nice! Looks like you are a full Lakland believer now.
If I didn’t have 2 J’s that I really love already, the DJ-4 would be on the list for sure.

congrats!

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Which faire?

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http://www.sterlingfestival.com/

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Nice looking bass. I really like the natural finish. Now all you need is a Stingray. insert evil laugh

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Ah, one of the few of which I have not attended. Always wanted to go, though.

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I remember when that was a Shakespeare festival. Been there many times, many friends and memories from there.

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Honestly, it’s because each instrument has a different use case. I have quite a few guitars, and four basses. I don’t buy instruments lightly, because I just don’t have the space to store what I don’t have a specific use for. I primarily use my basses for recording, and each one is different. Sometimes the acoustic bass is what the track needs, sometimes it’s the J bass, sometimes it’s the 5 string fretless.

One of the players in my Celtic band has over 50 guitars. He has guitars he never plays and doesn’t have a use for. I don’t.

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Very nice choice, I love me a lakeland bridge, they are so unique you can pick out a Lakland ass on a dark, flashing light, live show just by getting a close look at the bridge.

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I have a Lakland as well, sounds great…weighs a ton though.

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I need to look into Lakland. In an interview, my favorite bassist, David Hood from the Muscle Shoals rhythm section (Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger, et al), was playing a Lakland.
If they are lefty-friendly, I may be in trouble.

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I keep hearing this, but I don’t think they are heavier than my Fender Duff PJ was.

The GZ PJ is 4.3 kg, and the DJ-4 is 4.1 kg (both with strap). If anyone has a Fender and a kitchen scale lying around then I’d be curious to hear how much they weigh.

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I have a skyline 44-01, they tend to be the heaviest they have. The DJs are definitely lighter in comparison.

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