Bass Gift Recommendation

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassWife4Life, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. BassWife4Life


    Apr 3, 2021
    Help!! Just a wife trying to figure out what to get her bass playing husband.
    My husband is an avid bass player who is into researching, purchasing, reviewing, everything bass related from guitars, amps, strings, pedals, sound systems, etc.

    His birthday is approaching and I am at a loss as to what to get him. He talks about wanting bass related items, but then just purchases them. This makes it hard for me to figure out what to get him that will be something he will really enjoy and use.

    I would love some recommendations as to what to get him that he will be thrilled about. I really want to surprise him and need your help!

    Some of the current items he is has
    - Lakland (skyline series) bass
    - Genzler Magellan 800
    - Genz-Benz Streamliner 900
    - Genz-Benz NX2 Series

    *He also like Devon basses*
    (Purchasing a bass guitar is not an option, he has too many particular wants/needs when it comes to that, so I am needing other ideas/options).
    Thank you for your help, it’s greatly appreciated!
  2. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Maybe a really decent set of headphones?

    I can recommend Audio-Technica ATH-M50x.
  3. BassWife4Life


    Apr 3, 2021
    I love that idea, but He does have 64Audio custom molded in ear monitors and Linsoul KZ AS16 8BA headphones as well.
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  4. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

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  5. BassWife4Life


    Apr 3, 2021
    This is cool! How accurate is it compared to plugging in and using a pedal tuner?
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  6. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    Allegedly, they're as accurate as many/most pedals. I can't say for sure, as I've never used a pedal for tuning.

    The reference A is adjustable between 435 - 445 Hz, and the strobe accuracy specs say 0.02 cents. I can say it's the best clip-on tuner I've ever used...
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  7. joelns


    Mar 10, 2014
    Personally, I'd be thrilled if my wife got me a Sweetwater gift card. Then I could go buy something fun.
  8. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Why not take him out for a nice dinner (or in, depending on Covid where you are), and tell him he can spend up to X on a BRO (bass related object), as long as he tells you what he wants, so you can "approve" and purchase it for him?
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  9. jthisdell


    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    One year I ordered some new strings before Christmas, on Christmas morning the last gift I opened was a set of TI Jazz Flats. How did she know what I wanted? Simple, she just intercepted my mal.

  10. Eli_Kyiv


    Apr 7, 2020
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    If your husband does guitar setup work himself, he might be glad to get some kind of maintenance toolkit.
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  11. Drang22


    Nov 16, 2017
    Denver, Colorado
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  12. misterCRUSH

    misterCRUSH It's all's ALL jazz...

    Dec 27, 2015
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
    I would suggest the Darkglass Hyper Luminal Compressor pedal. Every serious bassist needs a solid compressor, and this one is off the charts as far as quality and adjustability. It comes with 3 separate compressors, a usb for fine tuning, and lots of other tweaking capabilities. I've never heard a bad word about it!!
  13. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
  14. Ggaa

    Ggaa Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2018
    A nice wide strap if he doesn't already have one.
    Bass peg winder(speeds up restringing).
    Stand, case, gig bag.
    Clip on tuners are fine but for me they're hard to see at outside daytime gigs, so I use my pedal tuner then.
    Gift cards are great, too.....
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  15. DrThumpenstein

    DrThumpenstein Living for the groove Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    St Louis, MO
    Best tuner period

    It’s wonderful to see such a thoughtful and clever search for the right gift. Your husband obviously married well!
  16. ComeHomeShane

    ComeHomeShane Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2016
    Southern California
    +1 for the Sweetwater gift card.

    As great as your intentions are, researching, buying, exchanging, and returning music equipment is a journey. Half the time we are buying something that we don't know if we will like until we can actually play it ourselves. If you buy him something expensive, it's very possible it won't be the exact thing he wants, or he won't like it, but also won't return it because he feels guilty because it's from you...

    You might look more towards the 'gift' variety instead of gambling on equipment. Then again, maybe you nail it and he's super happy with it. Speaking from experience, my wife knows not to buy my anything work or hobby equipment related because the chance of her getting it right is slim.

    btw, I'm really surprised that you're able to post on here without your husband finding out, assuming he's a talk bass member.
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  17. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Hard second on the m50x headphones + a sweetwater gift card.
  18. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    God bless you! :thumbsup:

    +1 on the gift card idea that has been mentioned (where he usually shops).

    Assuming he is in a band(s), have you tried reaching out to band members and see if your husband has been talking about anything he wishes he could acquire?
  19. edencab


    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    wireless guitar system?...heard good things about these: Xvive
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