Been away for a bit, What's new?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by momo, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. momo


    Oct 22, 2005
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I was a total gear slut up until about 5 years ago. I got a full time job and started a family, and I couldn't be happier, but it is time to get back to the gigs. My tested rig was great, but I am just curious about what really turns heads now.

    My fantastic rig for my gigs years ago was a GK MB1001-mk2 and an Avatar neo 2-10. My basses are a Lakland Skyline JO5, an 83MIJ precision, and a 98 Geddy Lee.

    Is there anything that really has turned heads in the last few years that would make it worth going to Ebay with the old gear and stepping up with some additional cash for new stuff, or is it all really just the same with a new name? I have considered selling several of my mid-range basses for one good pro piece, but I thought I would come here to see what you all think. At this point, I will pretty much just be playing bars and tiny clubs.

    Has there been anything that has really tickled your pickle in the last few years?
  2. Jaco Taco

    Jaco Taco

    Jul 30, 2012
    All the best bass guitars are made out of a plastic/polyurethane compound. Look into it. Also, amp technology has progressed to the point where a small 1 inch by 1 inch cabinet can produce 10,000 watts from 2Hz-2MHz.
  3. snaverb


    Feb 19, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    There's a new pope. That's about it
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Nothing that hasn't already been out for decades in one form or another ;)
  5. wednesdayagain


    Sep 28, 2012
    No need for straps. Basses float mid air these days.
  6. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    The general consensus is that there is a best bass for metal....we just can't agree on which one it is! Welcome back. I would say keep what you have in terms of your gear.
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You forgot to mention the new ultra-light-weight cabs - balsa wood reinforced with carbon fiber. Most 410s weigh in at about 23 pounds now.