Anone actually satisfied with their rig?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PAguy, Jan 26, 2014.


  1. PAguy

    PAguy

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    It seems many here are on an un-ending quest for...............?
    I would love to hear from anyone whose search is over. Is that possible? Are we being gluttons? It's easy to get caught up it it- I'll admit to it. Perhaps this extends to greater societal problems: Divorce rate, porn addiction, consumerism, debt/bankruptcy, etc.
    I'm getting way deeper than I intended to. Anyway....
    My rig: Schecter Stiletto Studio 5 (with Chromes), Hartke VX3500 combo amp. Both bought used.
    Playing my $100/person bowling alley bar gig, what more do I need? Sounds good to me and anyone who ever cares to listen and comment, my guitar stays in tune and amp is plenty loud.

    Just something that came to mind today.
     
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  2. NaH

    NaH

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    Dingwall
    Super PJ 4
    AB2 5
    AB2 Fretless 5

    Markbass
    LittleMark Tube 800 Amp
    Traveller 102P Cabinet

    I won't say I don't look at the newer models and drool, but I've stuck with this setup for quite a while.
     
  3. headband

    headband Supporting Member

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    Indiana
    Very satisfied with my amp - Epifani UL902C with Bergantino AE410's. Have two cabs but almost always use one. Not looking at any other - don't look at amps for sale any more. Basses? Well, I am very satisfied with the basses I have, but have to admit I like trying out a new bass now and then. I always return to my 3 or 4 workhorses, however. Three jazz basses, one single coil precision and one classic 70's precision. The jazzes are pretty interchangeable, the precision each have a very unique sound that I like at times. I really need to sell off a few, as I have others that I really don't used much.
     
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  4. Pokerdweebz

    Pokerdweebz Supporting Member

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    Lititz, PA
    I haven't gigged a ridiculous amount (only 21), but I'm very happy with my rig. GK RB700ii with a GK Neo 212ii. I would love to add another 212, but I really don't need it. Bass wise MIM Jazz and an upgraded older Cort P are my main two(5 others) and the only bass I am really considering is a Ray34.
     
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  6. elgranluis

    elgranluis

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    El paso, TX
    I'm very satisfied with my rig and setup right now. Is this odd? Not really, it's quite simple:

    My main amp, a vintage tube svt with a 4x10 ampeg cab, serves as a sort of "table" whose top has been completely covered with family pictures.

    My two twin reverb amps are stacked, serving as decoration in my living room. My super reverb is also in the living room, with the phone resting on top of it alongside a trophy from car racing.

    My basses (10 as of right now, I think) are all inside the closet.

    You see, the secret to being satisfied with the gear you have is to simply stop playing it. Otherwise, you'll never be satisfied.

    Hell, I have 5 wah pedals from when I was looking for the tone, all dunlop--this pretty much sums it all!
     
  7. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    Santa Rosa, CA USA
    FWIW: I'm very happy with all my bass gear - however, that doesn't mean I'm out of GAS. :D
     
  8. msaone

    msaone

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    I'm happy with my rig, but I'm always thinking about trying different stuff.

    Does that answer the question?
     
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  9. augdog

    augdog Supporting Member

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    Quakertown PA
    I'm happy.
    Classic rock- MIM fender pbass- GK 500-Aguilar 212
    Jazz- American Jazz deluxe w/Audere pre -GK500-Aguilar 212 or EV215

    With Dimarzio pups. I'm satisfied!
     
  10. toomanyslurpees

    toomanyslurpees

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    I'll be perfectly happy once I find just one more piece....
     
  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Below Ground, Detroit area
    Fender 2002 American Standard Precision Bass
    Fender 2010 American Standard Precision V
    EB Big Al 5 s-s-s

    Hartke LH1000
    2, 2 x 10 LDS Cabs.

    This rig delivers a nice flat response. The basses all sound wonderful through this setup. No complaints.
     
  12. Guygrooves

    Guygrooves Supporting Member

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    Albany NY
    VERY happy with my current gear.
    MB LM3.. MB LMT800.
    MARKBASS 2X10 and (2) 4X10HR's...
    Ready for any venue, any size..Incredible versatile tone, super lightweight and really warm and articulate. Running my Fender Precision Deluxes through these is a pleasure..
    Still gas for big tube power... Super Bassman 300 when Im flush some day! :p
     
  13. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize!

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    My main rig was purchased between 2004 and 2006. While I have used other rigs once in a while I always come back to this. I have been very satisfied with the rig. So I guess the answer is yes :D
     
  14. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #? Supporting Member

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    loving mine...thats not to say i couldnt love another rig ...or three
     
  15. RxFunk

    RxFunk

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    I'm happy with mine, wish my flats were a lot more broken in, which will come through time I guess, but other than that I'm good. My amp when plugged into a PA is definitely loud enough for small gigs, which is really all I need it to do.
     
  16. Erich Bruning

    Erich Bruning

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    Happy with mine, although I always love to check out other instruments.

    Ampeg SVT/ 410HLF
    Ampeg BA-108 practice amp

    Carvin SB5000 fretless
    Fender MIM P-bass
    Fender MIJ Jazz Bass Special
     
  17. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    Nobody is stupid enough to actually pay me to play their gear.
    Completely happy with my Fodera -> Jule Monique -> Demeter Minnie 800D -> Berg AE210 cabs.

    Doubt I could sound better (lessons, maybe!)
     
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  18. veech

    veech Newton's Downfall Supporting Member

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    Nelson Rockefeller, one of the most richest men in the world at the time, was once asked the question "How much is enough money?" His answer: "Just a little more..."
     
  19. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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    Yes, very much so:
    Squier Pro-Tone P/J (with Duncan SPB-3 & SJB-2)
    Gallien Kreuger 700RB II
    Gallien Kreuger NEO412
    VT Bass
    Darkglass B3K
    Very satisfied indeed.
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. seansbrew

    seansbrew Supporting Member

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    Mesa AZ.
    It's an illness. I have it, I hate it, I love it.

    I am satisfied with my setup.......this month.
     
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  21. mcrawfordmusic

    mcrawfordmusic

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    Sydney, Australia
    I'm pretty close to being happy with my Aguilar amps (AG500 & TH350) and Bergantino HD410 cabinet. It gives a really upper mid focused punch with a tight low end, and the bright switch on the AG500 just helps my Fender Jaguar cut through everything in the mix. Looking for a good lightweight cab to pair with the TH350...maybe a Berg CN112?
     

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