Best bass thing you ever bought?

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  1. jfh2424

    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 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

    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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    placedesjardins

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  6. mcn1979

    mcn1979 Supporting Member

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    A Rickenbacker 4003.
  7. funky_boss_mx

    funky_boss_mx

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

    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.
  9. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

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  10. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    My MIA 60th Anniversary P.
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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.
  11. Profania_bass

    Profania_bass Profanity Fish. Supporting Member

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    I dont use effects or anything so i guess it would be my Ampeg Svt4 pro head :)
  12. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

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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.
  13. RaginRog

    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

    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)
  15. agreatheight

    agreatheight

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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...
  16. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

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    Snark Tuners and musicman string winder
  17. nickn

    nickn Supporting Member

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    Ed Friedland's books. :hyper:
  18. Avezzano

    Avezzano

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    MB200 minihead!!!
  19. Freight Train

    Freight Train Earth-based Alternative Scientist, Sex Researcher Supporting Member

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    Bassman 100T/410neo
    Having played since 1965, I really thought I was over being wowed by gear. But, WOW!!
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  20. RaginRog

    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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    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

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    soldering iron

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