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Absolute Most Important Piece of Gear!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jguitarj, Apr 21, 2003.


  1. jguitarj

    jguitarj

    Oct 4, 2002
    Chicago
    As a musician, what piece of gear do you have that helps you elevate your playing, and its something you can't do without.

    I would say my metronome.
     
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    At the risk of sounding flippant, I am going to say my bass guitar.

    Chas
     
  3. SlavaF

    SlavaF

    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB

    :D Same for me

    And maybe my strap, cuz if I didn't have one, I wouldn't be able to move my hands very much!:D
     
  4. mikgag

    mikgag Guest

    Mar 25, 2002
  5. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    My brain.


    (Which would lead me to post this thread in "Miscellanous" ;) )
     
  6. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Is that upgradable???
     
  7. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    the earth itself. without it, there would be no trees for making basses, no life with which to create humans, and no air to push to make music.

    in my little bubble of consciousness, it would be my brain, if I didn't have one, I couldn't do anything at all.

    in a inanimate object point of view, the bass, since it is the tool that allows the mind to escape into the open.
     
  8. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Then would't it be the big KABOOM that made the earth? Cuz without that there wouldn't be a ..........
     
  9. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    My 12-page "Bass Basics for Beginner"-book. One day I'll get to the last page, you'll see..
     
  10. darkspec

    darkspec

    Jan 2, 2003
    Cleveland Ohio
    damn guitarists.....id say my bass, and this belongs in the misc section
     
  11. Only if you practice.
     
  12. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    oh yeah, that too. At least with no earth there is the possibility of other planets developing life capable of creating music.....
     
  13. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Hmm, there is no one thing that is most important.



    Take the strings off your bass and go play a song.

    Get rid of the instrument cable, and go jam some rock.

    Throw away your amp and go play a show.

    Take the pickups out of your bass and then plug in.

    Toss your bass onto the couch and then play some tunes.




    Everything is essential to playing the bass. There is no one thing that you can do without.

    The best thing that can elevate my playing is plain old practice.
     
  14. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Aha so it's the couch. What kind of couch? New or antique? Leather?
     
  15. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    The couch is like the strings, whichever you are more comfy with ;)
     
  16. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  17. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Chord quality?

    :D
     
  18. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Unfortunately, in my case: No.

    :bawl:
     
  19. Jonesy4fnk

    Jonesy4fnk Supporting Member

    That's not a Major, but a Minor thing. :D

    oh man I crack myself up.