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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HMZ, Feb 4, 2006.
On a small to medium bar gig how many basses do you bring?
extra strings, maybe...
My jazz, and my P as a backup. I have a double case though, so both always go everywhere together.
I have never taken more than one bass to a gig and have never needed more than one bass on a gig.
Knock on wood????
I usually take two but I never needed the back so far.
knocking on wood here too.
worst case senario, i have to jump into a cab, go home, grab one, hop into cab, back to bar.
living downtown is great.
I have three MusicMan basses and one P bass. I usually only bring one bass to a gig. If it's one of the actives, I'll check the battery pre-gig on a tester. I also pack a change of strings.
For me, the risk of having two instruments exposed in some of the Double Deusch roadhouses I play just doesn't outweigh any advantage in reliability or tonal variation.
I only bring one to any gig I may do because I only own one.
I always bring two, my main player which is either my Jazz or P depending on the band and a not so expensive backup. Luckily so far I haven't had to use the backup but it's a nice feeling knowing it's there just in case.
+1. I bring one reliable axe - and watch it like a mother bear watching her cub.
i always take two ... both fretted four strings .
i may not need both basses , but i sometimes like to play
them on alternating sets ... Lakland/Fender/Lakland/Fender .
Two. A fretted 4 and a fretless 5 tuned EADGC.
Soem of the songs just sound so much better on a fretless, but then sometimes i gotta slap
Personally - I've never knackered anything up on my bass during a gig (luckily), but people on here have said they've only had one bass for a gig and broken a string or a picup died or something so they had to stop...I'm just not going to let that happen
If by chance something went on my bass i'd have a backup with me - I got a Mustang back in june, if it was only a small gig then I'd just take the portable Mustang as backup JUST IN CASE (it IS better to be safe than sorry after all...)
Usually two, unless it is VERY close to home, and I know I can run home on break and get another if there is a problem.
Always just one, and a pack of strings in the gigbag. Also a fuse just in case the head decides its time to blow one.
I always bring a backup no matter how small the gig. If something happens I have the other ready to go. Only needed it once when a D string acually broke. I made the change quickly while the guitar player kept the song rolling.
I've done that - it makes you look like your experienced and know what the songs NEED if you swap halfway through...
Yo Mr Phunkypants (good name...) - you should get a cheap squier or an SX or something just in case...they may not sound great, and it DOES mean lugging more gear around when you probabnly won't even need it - but hell, if it carries you through the gig when you break a string during your first song...a jazz may be good, tonal variation may be good for the odd track
Only one goes to the show.
I'm such a boy scout that I take two gig bags, one with the essentials including spare strings, tools and a soldering iron, and the other with extra mikes & cables, etc. I leave that one in the car. I rarely ever take two basses, I've only broken one string in 35 years. Plus, I gave my 2-guitar stand to my brother. He always takes 2, one of which is on loan from me! His attack is harder than mine, and he's broken a few strings. OK, more than a few. Such a rockin' guy!
We usually play two long sets and I switch after the first set to keep things interesting.