Impending 2014 purchases
Now the new year is begun, what are you guys looking to add to your gear in 2014?
I'm on the lookout for a fiver atm, (somewhat hard to come by in australia), because I've begun playing in a band with a trombonist.
A Classic Stingray. Hopefully by March I'll have enough saved for one.
A cheapish four string, don't know what yet to have as a backup bass that I can do some pickup/wiring experiments with, something that I wouldn't mind letting the other half play on as she's started taking an interest in my bass...
A Spector Euro 6LX. Gonna tune that bad boy down to F# for fun. Gotta move a bass first though.
I had a really slow gear year in 2013 right up until November and December when I had a flurry of buying and selling, I made a lot of changes which affected my drums, basses and guitar setups.
With two American Fender P basses, an EBMM Stingray and my vintage Tele bass, I'm in good shape bass wise. (For now...)
I joined the rank of Ampeg owners with the purchase of a SVT 3 Pro two weeks ago. I'm looking to add a cabinet in 2014. I was leaning toward a fEarful, but am now seriously considering an Ampeg SVT 212 AV.
After that I'm going to concentrate on replacing my current PA system with a Prosonus Studiolive/QSC K series system. This upgrade could take a few years. (I've been slowly upgrading all of my live mics over the past couple of years. Maybe I can finish that project this year.)
I don't have any drums or cymbals on the radar currently, but it's likely that I'll trip over something that "I've just GOT to have" during the course of the year.
Putting together a Warmoth build. Just got the hardware and electronics via UPS yesterday, just need to pull the trigger on the neck and body.
Going to order a GK MBE 4x10 cab after the new year.
I don't expect to buy anything this year. I am very happy with what I have.
I have more basses than i NEED but not as many as I WANT.....
With that in mind, in the coming year I would like to acquire.....
A Fender Coronado Bass (TSB)
A Fender Starcaster Bass (Natural)
A Fender Deluxe Dimension IV (Natural)
And some kind of 8 X 10 cab to go with THIS:
My brand-new custom-made all-tube bass amp made by Mark Ashley over at HammerTone Amps. According to Mark, the B-100 is a 100-watt bass amp that is.....
" basically a Fender Showman normal channel with a cathode biased power section. The cathode (self) biasing saves you the trouble of manually biasing plus the power tubes are biased in pairs which gives you the option of "pulling" 2 of them for reduced power practice".
Aside from all that, I guess I'm pretty good, equipment wise!;)
For me this year, its a head and a cab. I'm looking for the opposite if my SL900. I really spent too much last year , but it sure was fun.
i'm looking at the Fender Dimension Bass really hard. possibly my first ever 5 string. Also the Musicman Big Al is a very close second.
Squier VM Telecaster Bass Special
Ibanez ATK300 or some other model
Epiphone EB3 (ive had bad results in the past, but really wanna try again)
Any USA Peavey, especially Patriot, T40, Forum, or G-Bass
I probably wont have the means financially for all these in 2014 (unless there is a lotto involved lol) but its so hard to choose haha. oh well, if i find a deal, i'll pounce i guess.
I have a few things on my list that I will have by 2015.
- Original SVT Head and Cab
- Fender Jazz Bass (Still looking for the right one.)
- A few pedals, main one being the Sansamp
- Parts Bass (At least started)
I'd also like to have a Big Al, 70's P bass maple fretless in Oly. White, and some Electronic music instruments/tools. But those are not must have by 2015!
Probably one of each of these. The FSR for a second that I can light mod, and the Amp to set my 50BXT on top of just because. None of it will show up until I have cash in hand, because my resolution for this year is pay off nothing on credit.
The above 2 might take a back seat if I make the first 5 month plan on paying stuff off work and I run across one of these, but it will be a cash deal to. Then the amp will have to wait for a little later in the year. Just at the sit back and see how things go.
I'm looking at two basses at the moment:
A Warwick Rockbass Corvette 5 $$ which might replace my SBMM Ray 35
..and a Fender Blacktop Precision. Love the humbuckers!
A sonic blue Yamaha Attitude 3 as soon as I can find one to try!
An L2 steinberger
A Rickenbacker 4001 or 4003
A Fender Precision
replacing what I sold over the years. I miss these instruments.
I would like to add a Dimension Bass to my 2014 acquisitions.
Looking to pick up an American Special Jazz bass when I recuperate from this years Christmas bills.
Rick 4003. Maybe a 4001.
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