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#447946 - 12/29/17 04:59 PM [Off-Topic] Busy day!
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I announced my return to the PG Forums in the BIAB thread with the purchase of the 2018 UltraPak upgrade. But wait, there’s more! Today I also placed orders for:

A Dean EAB fretless electric-acoustic bass;
A Behringer D synthesizer (Minimoog clone);
Upgrade to Propellerhead Reason 10 (which, with BIAB, is my main composing tool).

Plus, earlier this year I was able to get an NS Design NXT4 electric upright bass, put a larger solid-state drive in my DAW, and repair the subwoofer in my studio.

All of this was with the enthusiastic permission of wife Trudy, a musician herself—but with a condition: I HAVE TO USE IT. I MUST start spending time with this stuff, or start thinking about selling some gear. If that sounds like a threat, it isn’t; it’s an incentive to invest time in doing what I love.

All of this was clear up front. I had $500 I could spent on whatever I wanted, but she kicked another $300 my way as long as I promised to do that.

Alrighty, then: I SOLEMNLY SWEAR I AM UP TO NO GOOD! cool

Richard
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#447947 - 12/29/17 05:01 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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Tell Trudy THANK YOU from all of us that frequent the forum. It really is sooo nice to have you back with us!
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#447953 - 12/29/17 06:07 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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Welcome back to the fold!

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#447960 - 12/29/17 06:53 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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Richard, isn't it great to have a supporting wife! I also have one and she has never complained about my music hobby, even when I was gigging. She along with my kids have purchased a number of guitar, bases, software and hardware for me. I, like you and a number of us here, am truly blessed.

Ps - God put Linda, my wife, into my life because he knows that I can't be trusted alone for more than 5 minutes!


Edited by MarioD (12/29/17 06:53 PM)
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#448022 - 12/30/17 06:48 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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Hey Richard, good hearing from you again! I was just thinking about you the other day, wondering how you are doing... sounds like you're doing quite well!

Have fun with your new toys!

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#448304 - 12/31/17 06:24 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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Richard,

Any chance of seeing a picture of the scratch built acoustic bass you built?
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#448336 - 12/31/17 09:53 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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Originally Posted By: Ryszard
Alrighty, then: I SOLEMNLY SWEAR I AM UP TO NO GOOD! cool

That's the spirit! We love it when you swear like that.
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#448373 - 01/01/18 07:01 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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Welcome back, Richard.
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#448380 - 01/01/18 07:15 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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Good to have you back, Richard! Happy New Year! smile
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#448396 - 01/01/18 07:35 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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Originally Posted By: Ryszard
Alrighty, then: I SOLEMNLY SWEAR I AM UP TO NO GOOD!


Funny thing. People say I am up to no good when I play out live.

Well, they leave out the "up to"....
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#448397 - 01/01/18 07:39 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: eddie1261 - gone]
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I guess your New Year's resolution was to make the rest of us really jealous. grin

Originally Posted By: eddie1261
Originally Posted By: Ryszard
Alrighty, then: I SOLEMNLY SWEAR I AM UP TO NO GOOD!


Funny thing. People say I am up to no good when I play out live.

Well, they leave out the "up to"....
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#448430 - 01/01/18 10:24 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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Wow.

That's not the response I got at all when I told my wife I might get another guitar.
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#448437 - 01/01/18 11:46 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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I know I said this on another thread, but Welcome Back!

Happy New Year!
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#448469 - 01/01/18 02:47 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
That's not the response I got at all when I told my wife I might get another guitar.


I remember when my wife said "If you buy ONE MORE keyboard I am going to leave you."


I'm single now....
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#448472 - 01/01/18 03:07 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: eddie1261 - gone]
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Originally Posted By: eddie1261
I remember when my wife said "If you buy ONE MORE keyboard I am going to leave you." I'm single now....


You did it all wrong Eddie... You buy all the toys you can think of first, then get hitched......
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#448482 - 01/01/18 03:50 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: sslechta]
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Originally Posted By: sslechta
You did it all wrong Eddie... You buy all the toys you can think of first, then get hitched......


She STILL doesn't know she bought that last keyboard.
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#448491 - 01/01/18 04:49 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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LOL
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#448581 - 01/02/18 06:07 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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Welcome back, Richard, and it looks like you're going to be having some serious fun.
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#448659 - 01/02/18 01:07 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: Ryszard]
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How’s the neck on that NS bass? I never played upright, so when I had the opportunity to try an NS, it felt like a tree trunk to me!

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#448842 - 01/03/18 11:25 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Busy day! [Re: rockstar_not]
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Originally Posted By: rockstar_not
How’s the neck on that NS bass? I never played upright, so when I had the opportunity to try an NS, it felt like a tree trunk to me!


Hey, RockyNot!

I hadn’t played upright since 1970, so it took a bit of playing before my hands told me that the NS feels EXACTLY like a classical upright. Odd thing about them is that they are asymmetrical, both along the axis and across the neck. I suspect the fingerboard taper is as well. But, it feels SO RIGHT! One difference is that this has a truss rod, where I don’t believe a double bass does. Yes, the NS neck is much thicker than that of a bass guitar, but it is shallower, and the action much lighter, than that of a double bass.

I adore the thing in a way that I haven’t loved an instrument since buying my “forever” acoustic from Dean Markley in 1972. (I still have it, of course.)

I will relearn how to post photos here so I can share images. It’s quite lovely!

Richard
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