Best Piece of gear you added in 2012???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jake8773, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Jake8773


    Jun 20, 2011
    What piece of gear did you add to the stable in 2012 that you just can't live without big or small?

    I love my padded Planet waves straps. I know it's a small thing but hell, I can play all night with these things -I don't even feel my guitar anymore. Seriously, prior to them I used to get horrible back aches!!!
  2. mournblade


    Nov 19, 2006
    Roanoke, TX
    2012 Silverburst Gibson Explorer Bass. Love the TBird pickups.
  3. jet_king


    Jul 31, 2009
    Modulus Bassstar graphite neck. slick looking neck, and feels so fine!
  4. Matt Wilson

    Matt Wilson

    Jul 12, 2005
    My Lakland DJ4!!!!!!!
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  6. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    Picks. I've used only my fingers for the past 20 years or so. Playing with a pick makes me play the bass very differently, phrasing-wise.
  7. Aznslappadabass


    Nov 27, 2012
    Up until about August of last year I played a traben array 4. But after several years of playing on and off I realized I wasn't getting the sound I wanted out of it as well as it stopped being the sound that I had in mind. After taking a serious look at the music I listened to and research I made my first well informed bass purchase in a SBMM Ray34. While there are times I wish I got a different finish, I love the sound and feel. I've determined that to get the coverage of sounds I want I'll have to pair a ray and precision. So that's on my list as soon and I get a respectable combo amp.
  8. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck Groovologist Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
  9. IronLung1986


    May 19, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    music man bongo 5 - my first 5 string. before playing this bass i always found 5 strings awkward and difficult to manage, but the bongo's nice neck and 17.5mm spacing changed all that. it's nice to realize i'm not limited to 4 strings like i thought!
  10. Eden WT-330. *My* tone
  11. Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass. lots of tone goodness
  12. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

    MIne's gotta be this.

  13. dbnet03


    Jan 1, 2010
  14. dorknowitzki


    Jan 9, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Spector
    darkglass b3k finland version. but i might upgrade to b7k this year
  15. George M.

    George M.

    Feb 17, 2010
    Romania, Iasi
    SWR Mr. Tone Controls, extremely rare 9 band semi-parametric EQ, designed and hand made by Steve Rabe himself, especially for bass guitar equalization. It was made aproximately 200 pieces, only for SWR endorsers and never was available for sale.
    I love it! Sounds fantastic!! :hyper:


  16. An Eden WTDI. I should have bought one of these long ago. I mainly sold gear to fund some new cabs, but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
  17. I added only one piece of gear: a Sadowsky JJ 4-string. But with my p/j, it made me reduce my fretted basses to only 2. Got rid of the fiver.
  18. Genz Benz Shuttle Max 12.0. Currently running through a Peavey TX410. Not the best cab in the world but the GB 12.0 has the EQ possibilities to really make it work. This year target is either a GB Neo212 or Uber 212.

    Then I believe I will have found Nirvana.
  19. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    An SWR Super Redhead combo w/Son of Bertha ext. cab... Best gear purchase I've ever made.
  20. I added quite a few things. But I love my VM Jag. Great bass and has a fantastic fit and feel to me. Wanna buy another and case it and closet it so I can have a fresh one years from now. :D
  21. Fuzzbassian


    Jan 12, 2012
    '79 Rick.I spent hours stacking supermarket shelves to buy it,and it was totally worth every penny