Bass/Music related gift ideas for $100

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Matthew_84, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. My family decided tonight we'll do a Secret Santa. Gift limit is $100. Gift cards are not allowed.

    Any ideas what I could ask for? Was thinking strings, but my next strings will be a custom set of singles from bassstringsonline and I'd rather order that myself.

    Any pedals, books, DVD's, tools from Stewmac, you guys can think of?

    I dont usually buy pedals, but I don't think they come that cheap new, but I'd be interested in distortion, compressor, reverb, or volume (the foot pedal kind where you can creat vibrato the sounds) pedals.
  2. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

  3. That's my and my wife's feeling towards Secret Santa as well. It is really just for the sake to give a gift and keep the traditional of opening gifts on Christmas morning... But it is what it is, I might as well get something I'll use.

    Regarding the tuner, that's a good suggestion. Thank you. Any others?
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
  4. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    What would you like to have in the first place? If wyou want to focus on theory, I could recommend ''Serious Electric Bass'' by Joel Di Bartolo. I have that book and it's a must have!


    I also could recommend ''Ultimate Bass Exercises'' by Max Palermo. It's a great book with over 700 exercises getting more strength and suppleness of your fretting hand.


    If you are not that much into theory, and prefer a pedal instead, I recommend the Mad Professor Blueberry Bass Overdrive. Only 3 knobs, but a helluva possibilities it offers.

  5. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Oh, I see you were talking about distortion. Then the good old BOSS ODB-3 OverDrive pedal will be a nice choice

    The MPBBO gives you this sound

  6. Interesting options, I was looking at the Serious Electric Bass book as I will be getting a 6'er in a few month... Hopefully.

    Those pedals would be up my alley. Both seem pretty good for what I'm looking for. Thanks!
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
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  7. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    A good strap might be an idea.
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    A good strap might be an idea.