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Best bass thing you ever bought?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jfh2424, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Hi guys, I was wondering what is the best bass related purchase you ever made? It could be a bass, an amp, a pedal, whatever.

    For myself, I was thinking the other day that the best bass related thing I ever bought was Ed Friedland's books, starting with Building Walking Bass Lines. They taught me a heckuva lot. Ed really opened up the world of bass to me in his books. I am not a "natural" musician, I had to work at it (I still do) and his books really showed me the way.

    What about you?

  2. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    A short scale bass. They are so much fun to play, so I practice much more.
  3. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Other than my basses ('87 Jazz Bass Special and '01 MIA Jazz), it must be my Markbass rig (LMIII head and dual 151P cabs). And, on a fun note, my Snark tuner, hee, hee. Got my son one, too.
  4. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
  5. mcn1979

    mcn1979 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    Newport News, VA
    A Rickenbacker 4003.
  6. +1. I'm about to sell all of my other basses, 4003 is a delight!!
  7. BluesDawg


    Jun 15, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    My 80's Fender Japan medium-scale Precision bass. It's like they made a custom-sized P to perfectly fit my custom-designed, slightly smaller-than-average, body.
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  8. KramerBassFan


    Jan 3, 2009

  9. My MIA 60th Anniversary P.
    And of course, the ever watchful guard mutt.

    Also, the tools that I bought a few years back when I started building basses. Being able to work on my own basses has saved me hundreds.
  10. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish.

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    I dont use effects or anything so i guess it would be my Ampeg Svt4 pro head :)
  11. Sonic Turbo Tuner.... so far beyond anything else on the market. A very small tuner with true bypass, amazing tracking even of the open B, and strobe accuracy.
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  12. RaginRog

    RaginRog Last guy you want to see is Employee Relations guy

    Nov 29, 2009
    Formerly Staten Island
    Ed's blues book is also a great one to check out.
  13. the first time I ever tried nickel strings opened up a world for me.
    That and the my recent emperor cab. Maybe its just cause its newest, and yeah there are better cabs out there or things I wish were different about it (sooooooo heavy)but it gives me the tone I want, and no matter what I do to the eq its a tone I like. My favorite cab I've ever personally played (maybe except for a mesaboogie for which I have gas)
  14. My Zon Sonus 4. Felt right, sounded like what I hear in my head. Playing her as my main bass for over 10 years now (damn), zero gas...
  15. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    Snark Tuners and musicman string winder
  16. nickn


    Oct 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Ed Friedland's books. :hyper:
  17. MB200 minihead!!!
  18. Freight Train

    Freight Train Earth-based Alternative Scientist, Sex Researcher Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    Dallas, Texas
    Bassman 100T/410neo
    Having played since 1965, I really thought I was over being wowed by gear. But, WOW!!
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  19. RaginRog

    RaginRog Last guy you want to see is Employee Relations guy

    Nov 29, 2009
    Formerly Staten Island
    My Select Jazz is amazing...

  20. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    soldering iron
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