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Best Gear Purchase in 2017

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jfh2424, Dec 27, 2017.


  1. Hello everyone. Every year I throw up a thread like this. 2o17 will be no different.

    I'm wondering what your best bass gear purchase was this year and why. It can be new or used, amp or bass or accessories, expensive or cheap, whatever you bought that floated your boat!

    I'll start! I bought this: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/markbass-bass-keeper-strap. It was my best purchase because it is reliable, it saved me space on the gig and in the car. Mind you, it's not something you can use for everything but because I use a MB, it worked good for me.

    And you? What was your best purchase and why?

    Happy New Year!

    John
     
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  2. I didn't buy any new instruments, but I did buy a Boss GEB-7 EQ, and it makes getting the sound you want much easier.

    Also, I had two of my basses repaired and had them professionally set up; my Epiphone Jack Casady, and my Ibanez BTB.

    Not new instruments, but after the set up, they seem as though they are.

    I'm content. :thumbsup:

    Mike :)
     
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  3. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    1_905eb23d-fc0d-4522-a056-2a0321a9936c. IMG_0839.JPG IMG_0840.JPG 23559450_10215315282261793_2485182100068391319_n. 23559595_10215315282661803_6998050114224507579_n (1). It's been a good year as I purchased my first Roscoe bass. Then proceeded to buy 3 more lol. Best basses I've owned.
     
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  4. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    I haven't bought that much bass gear this year, but the two things I bought that I'm really happy with are my Barefaced One10 cabinet and my Ampeg Scrambler overdrive pedal (the OD, not the DI).
     
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  5. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Picked this up a few weeks ago - best P-Bass I've ever played.

    us17084540_lg1.
     
  6. lug

    lug

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Phil Jones Double 4
     
  7. Ikkir

    Ikkir

    Jun 26, 2005
    Swansea, UK
    By far and away this Dingwall ABHS 3x. I've been GAS-free ever since!

    20170812_083926.
     
  8. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    Hmm. Don't think I bought any basses.... so:

    - Tapewound strings for my P-bass. Wow, that changes things. And of course it has a tort guard.

    - Iron Ether Frantabit (finally found one)

    To go with the tapewound strings, I've been trying to explore new (to me) synth bass sounds and these are definitely a big part of that.
     
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  9. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    A new Rumble 200/15. I really really like the way my P sounds through it.

    upload_2017-12-27_15-34-44.
     
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  10. cdwthunderfoot

    cdwthunderfoot Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2015
    Kenosha Wi
    alpha-omega.
     
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  11. 2014 Gibson EB is mine. Got it cheap and it's one of my faves
    Lightweight, resonant and versatile
    pics to come.... :banghead:
     
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  12. A 1992 Peavey Foundation Bass with the Super Ferrite pckups, American made vintage bass for less than a brand new Squier :jawdrop:.
     
  13. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    Mesa Boogie D800
     
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  14. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    487996_main_l_201611141331.
     
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  15. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
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  16. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
    Last 4 string I will likely ever purchase.
    DF501E7C-ACF8-44E9-82F2-51824339AA0C.
     
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  17. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    NJ or Pa
    Even if a buy something in 2018, I seriously doubt it will top this.
    20171227_192048.
     
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  18. Das Jugghead

    Das Jugghead

    Oct 28, 2015
    Indiana
    Zoom B3n from Sweetwater Zoom B3n Bass Multi-effects Processor
    IMG_6687.

    I love how much it does for me and how easy it is to fiddle with. For all it does I would have gladly paid twice the $200 I paid for it.
     
  19. jaco944

    jaco944 Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2005
    I wheeled and dealed for some nice basses this year. The game changer for me was Mackie’s DL32R mixer. Good stuff there.
     
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