Musician’s Dear Abby letter
Picked up in another forum:
I think my wife is cheating on me. I am a working musician and, as you would expect, travel a lot. I have been noticing strange things happening when I get home. Her cell phone rings and she steps outside to answer it or she says, “I’ll call you back later”. When I ask her who called, she gets evasive. Sometimes she goes out with friends but comes home late, getting dropped off around the corner and walking the rest of the way. I once picked up the extension while she was on the phone and she got very angry.
A buddy of mine, who is also a guitar player, told me that my wife and some guy have been to his gigs. He wanted to borrow my guitar amp. That’s when I got the idea to find out for myself what was really happening. I said “Sure, you can use my amp but I want to hide behind it at the gig and see if she shows up, and who she shows up with.” He agreed. Saturday night came and I slipped behind my Marshall JCM800 half stack to get a good view. I could feel the heat coming off the back of the amp. It was at that moment, crouching down behind the amp, that I noticed that one of the tubes was not glowing as bright as the other three. Is this something I can fix myself or do I need to take it to a technician?
I understand this guys concern in what must be a very worrying and confusing time.
Many of us have similar experiences and sadly, some have had worse.
The uncertainty, the doubt, not wanting to make what could be a terminal decision based on hearsay and rumour.
I can only guess at the number of sleepless nights he has had.
However, help is at hand and I feel blessed that I can ease his pain.
Tubes are very easy to replace, just wiggle out the old and ease in the new. No technician needed.
Wives are very easy to replace, just wiggle out the old and ease in the new. No technician needed.
…WHOOPS…Did I really say that?
Wives are very easy to replace, just wiggle out the old and ease in the new. No technician needed
you'd better get a top-notch technician or you're going to be left with nothing but an empty guitar-string packet, an instrument cord that keeps cutting out, and the tab from the club she went to after buying rounds for the crowd and lighting the dumpster on fire.
- perpetually paying for it in portland
Got me one. I have the house, but also have the three teenagers that went with it. At least they are all mine.
i didn’t. but at least the one i had charged top-notched prices!