Originally Posted by Russell L
I'm not a smart man. I have two basses, but mostly take just one. No backup amp either. Oh, I have others, but they're too heavy. Never had a breakdown in 50 years of paid gigs yet
I think that's how most people approach it. I think if you were gigging nearly every night, you'd probably bring more extra "back up" gear.
Personally, I always bring an extra bass, and often don't even bring it out of the car. It's saved me on more then one occasion. I never gig with anything other then a rock solid reliable amp. Right now, it's a Carvin Combo - the thing is bulletproof. My higher end EBS head and Aguilar cab is not, so it sits at home except for gigs that really need some watts for some reason.
I do always carry tons of extra cables, and one extra bass, but that's it.
Originally Posted by mblackford
I thought there was a $100 fine for showing up with more than one bass.
That's why I don't take the backup out of the car! What they don't know won't hurt my pocketbook!