I bought myself an early birthday present!
I bought myself a new toy today! One week from thursday, I will have four years sober, and I always get a tattoo on my sober birthday. This year, I am getting my tattoo for a very reduced price, thanks to the fact that, one of the guys in my band is a tattoer on the side.
I rode with my brother to his chiropractic appointment today, and the office was right next to a local music shop. I decided to stop in and buy some strings for my bass guitar. While I was there, I browsed the basses and amplifiers they had in the showroom. Let me tell you, if I had 1200 spare dollars, I would own an eight string bass right now. As it stood however, I needed an amp, and I asked the salesman what he suggested for my needs.
He pointed out a few, and they were ridiculously powerful for my needs. (Read as damn expensive.) However, one of the last ones he showed me was this really cool 60 watt amp by a company called Behringer. It is crazy-level loud, and has the most beautiful tone, and a wide range of sounds it can produce. This amp would be mine if the price was right. I decided that since I was getting my tattoo cheap, I could afford to get something for myself that I not only wanted, but have an honest need for. (As I said I play in a basement band, and I have been borrowing a guitar rig that cannot handle my basses capabilities.)
It turns out that the model I was playing was damaged in shipping, and by damaged, I mean it has a SCRATCH on the case...on the back of the case to be exact. This caused him to knock fifty bucks of the price, from the top.
So, I got it. I now have the nicest sounding amp I have ever owned, and it only cost me $150.14 total.
This is friggin cool man, all told, I have purchased in the last two months, everything I need to play in a band again, and I got it all for about $250.
I am off to shake the house apart, I hope yall are having as much fun as me.