Best bass thing you ever bought?

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  1. jfh2424

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    Hi guys, I was wondering what is the best bass related purchase you ever made? It could be a bass, an amp, a pedal, whatever.

    For myself, I was thinking the other day that the best bass related thing I ever bought was Ed Friedland's books, starting with Building Walking Bass Lines. They taught me a heckuva lot. Ed really opened up the world of bass to me in his books. I am not a "natural" musician, I had to work at it (I still do) and his books really showed me the way.

    What about you?

    John
     
  2. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck groove student Supporting Member

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    A short scale bass. They are so much fun to play, so I practice much more.
     
  3. Russell L

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    Other than my basses ('87 Jazz Bass Special and '01 MIA Jazz), it must be my Markbass rig (LMIII head and dual 151P cabs). And, on a fun note, my Snark tuner, hee, hee. Got my son one, too.
     
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    mcn1979 Supporting Member

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    A Rickenbacker 4003.
     
  7. funky_boss_mx

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    +1. I'm about to sell all of my other basses, 4003 is a delight!!
     
  8. BluesDawg

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    My 80's Fender Japan medium-scale Precision bass. It's like they made a custom-sized P to perfectly fit my custom-designed, slightly smaller-than-average, body.
     
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    And of course, the ever watchful guard mutt.

    Also, the tools that I bought a few years back when I started building basses. Being able to work on my own basses has saved me hundreds.
     
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    Profania_bass Profanity Fish.

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    I dont use effects or anything so i guess it would be my Ampeg Svt4 pro head :)
     
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    Sonic Turbo Tuner.... so far beyond anything else on the market. A very small tuner with true bypass, amazing tracking even of the open B, and strobe accuracy.
     
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    RaginRog Last guy you want to see is Employee Relations guy Supporting Member

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    Ed's blues book is also a great one to check out.
     
  14. morewattsplease

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    the first time I ever tried nickel strings opened up a world for me.
    That and the my recent emperor cab. Maybe its just cause its newest, and yeah there are better cabs out there or things I wish were different about it (sooooooo heavy)but it gives me the tone I want, and no matter what I do to the eq its a tone I like. My favorite cab I've ever personally played (maybe except for a mesaboogie for which I have gas)
     
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    My Zon Sonus 4. Felt right, sounded like what I hear in my head. Playing her as my main bass for over 10 years now (damn), zero gas...
     
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    Snark Tuners and musicman string winder
     
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    Ed Friedland's books. :hyper:
     
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    MB200 minihead!!!
     
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    Freight Train Earth-based Alternative Scientist, Sex Researcher Supporting Member

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    Having played since 1965, I really thought I was over being wowed by gear. But, WOW!!
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    RaginRog Last guy you want to see is Employee Relations guy Supporting Member

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    My Select Jazz is amazing...




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