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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JoshuaTSP, Oct 11, 2010.
Does anyone have really nice basses, but only gig their POS budget bass?
I have a nice EBMM sterling that stays at home while I take my mij Fender Jag to the gig. Just love the look and feel
I bought two of the bass I like - one for home, one for shows.
I have a 1962 Precision that I don't gig for the sheer fact that I believe it will be stolen from me. It's just my luck. I had incredible luck finding it for the price I got it, and you know what they say...easy come, easy go.
I do gig my 75 P however. Before that I was gigging my CIJ 62 RI Precision and Jazz basses.
I have a early '90s Fender Prodigy bass that I restored back to life. It's pretty beat, not even close to original, and sounds great. If somebody stole it they'd be sorely disappointed in what they could get for it.
A budget bass is not necessarily a POS.
A POS is not necessarily a budget bass.
A does not automatically equal B.
Do I have inexpensive basses that I sometimes play in preference to more expensive basses? Yes.
Do I have beat-up basses that I sometimes play in preference to better-kept basses? No, but that's only because I don't own beat-up basses.
I gig my Hoppus while my Ric usually stays home.
My 08 USA jazz bass is my "beater" it goes everywhere i feel there is a risk to take a nice one...
If its a pretty safe gig i just pick one of the other ones!
I gig mostly 'beaters' because I'm very nervous about playing my ATK700 at shows where I might need to leave my equipment unattended.
Sometimes having a "gig" bass seems like a great idea......other times, I think I would feel like a dork leaving my wonderful more expensive basses at home.
Why spend all that money, time setting it up, and all that....just to leave it home?
I have lots of those! I normally play my Modulus Q5 or my MIA Fender P Deluxe V or something like that, but every now and then I pull out my 1981 Hondo Longhorn or my 1976 Aria A-200 to play for a show. Also, this Halloween I will be bringing out my Krappy 2-String Kustom design bass for a song or 2
Hopefully for studio recordings, practice, and jamming at home or with friends
All my basses are "beaters".
I only buy what Im gonna gig with.
IMHO a beater isn't a POS... it's just a great sounding and playing bass that if it got stolen, I wouldn't get ****** off so much because it was inexpensive and easy to replace.
I commonly gig a $60 bass.. the audience can't tell the difference.
None of my basses cost me more than $200. I'm a.d.d. as hell, i'll switch my basses for every show. So, i like having all basses gig-able but replaceable.
I usually take my mid-price point basses to gigs.
Oh wait, that's really all I own.
My Peavey Cirrus 5 USA is probably my most valuable bass. Yes, I gig with it.
I have a refinished Gibson Thunderbird, custom sparkle finish courtesy of Marty Bell, Lull T-Bird pickups, value around $2,500.00. I will gig with it for a Halloween party at a local club.
For outdoor gigs with the possibility of inclement weather, I take the Fender MIM's.
I take that back.. they can see 7 strings and see and upright.
Rest are just basses to 99.9%
^ This. Plus my lead singer get's all Steven Tyler with the micstand sometimes.
Well, I ask because I got a little boozed up and snagged a MIM Jazz V with the intent of being able to treat it like crap.....maybe spray paint it to my liking....etc...
That said I'd be leaving my Warwick $$ 5 and SR5 at home.