$300 to blow, what to get?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Albini_Fan, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    Looking to get some nifty bass stuff, what should I get? My current setup is:

    Ampeg 210-SP Combo
    2001 MIM Fender J, 4-String
    Cheap Tuner
    Cheap Metrognome

    It isn't much, but it's good for right now. But, I'm looking for more. Books, CDs, pedals? What should I splurge on? Right now I'm thinking I want a tubey sound, maybe a SABDDI? Maybe I need to ugprade the bass? I don't know :( I know for sure I am going to get some books, but other than that.. No idea :/ Maybe an Oz. Er.. wait! :rolleyes:
  2. I got the "BASS TAB WHITE PAGES" today at G.C for 30 bucks...it has over 190 tabs and over 1000 pages of tabs...anything from slipknot to the jackson 5, so far...I've found it very nifty

    you can try that...

    also,maybe consider a cheap volume and/or wah for fun?

    Save up for a new bass?

  3. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Extra $300, huh? First thing you should get would be my address, so you know where to send that cash!
    If you choose not to do that (why wouldn't you want to??! :D ), and do want to upgrade your bass, try a J-Retro. It's under $300 and will do WONDERS for those stock MIM pickups. If you don't want to drop that much, or want to stay passive, go for the BDDI, since you already think you might want it. That'll leave you some cash left over, too, to save towards that next purchase.
  4. Or try a Sadowsky Preamp/DI outbord box. Does wonders for a Jazz bass, plus you can say you have a Sadowsky!;) (I love mine)

    Plus the DVD "Standing in the Shadows of Motown"...and a few books. That should consume the $$ nicely with no pain and lots of gain! :rolleyes:
  5. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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  6. are you gigging at all? if so, boss TU-2 tuner.
  7. Mandobass


    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    new pickups + new bridge + new preamp

    should be able to do all three for 300 beans if you buy right.
  8. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Beat me to it.
  9. i second the lessons!

    that sodowsky outboard preamp looks kinda nifty, I'd liek to try one.. :)
  10. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    My mom is paying for lessons :p So I've got that covered.. I think I might buy a 70's T-40, to pretend I'm in Big Black. Cuz, when one of your favorite bassists in one of your favorite bands used the same $170 bass, it's tempting to pass it up.
  11. My birthday wasn't too long ago. Late presents are still appreciated :)
  12. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    I'll second the J-Retro preamp.... that, or a second bass...
  13. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    I'll second the J-Retro preamp.... that, or a second bass...
  14. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    What he said. Gigging or not. TU-2 rules.

    OK, that's 100 bucks. Gassing for a fiver? Get an Essex BG205 for 200 incl shipping. There's your 300.
  15. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    I will never buy a fiver, they look funny. :rolleyes:
  16. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    And after all, isn't THAT the measure of true musicianship . . . sheesh.
  17. dood!! throw a kegger!! :bassist:

    get your band to play it - you may even get laid!!

    who says ya can't buy happiness :bassist:
  18. the mini q-tron pedal is funkin awesome if you catch my drift...try to find a sound clip at musicians friend.
  19. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    I recently picked up a Fulltone BassDrive OD/Distortion pedal for $185. I'd recommend one of these too!