Going To University In September Leaving Behind A Rig?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Stingray_EB, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Hey people.

    The time has nearly come for me to leave the nest and go off to university. I moving into a relativley big room in a quiet area where my current rig is really going to be overkill.

    I have now at home a Mesa BB750 and a Aguilar GS212.

    What do you think I should do?

    I am moving around 40 miles away.
  2. take it with you. start a band
  3. akaTRENT


    Jan 10, 2009
    New Jersey
  4. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA

    Uni = lot's of drunk kids. You'll need the volume.

    Yeah, join a band and gig for textbook $$. Those damn things cost a fortune.
  5. rbonner


    Sep 25, 2008
    Get headphone amplifier and a good set of phones. When you need the big amp, drag it to the office.

    MAN, I must be off my meds or something.... Who just answered that post? Quick 911


    OK I have collected myself... Trade that thing in and get a LARGER AMP and take that to school...

    How times have changed? I kept a 38 Officer's Model Match in my Frat room and shot it regularly at a range while at the U of MN. Absolutely nobody in my house voiced concern. Do you think I could do that in 2009?


    My son is heading to SDSU (south dakota) this fall and during orientation they said, we understand we are located in the heartland of Pheasant hunting but we have rules... all Hunting Knives must have a blade shorter than your PALM... and all shotguns or rifles (deer hunting) need to be either locked in your trunk or prefered, carried over to the armory and secured there until you need them. No throwing them over your shoulder and hauling them into your dorm room.

    I love South Dakota.

  6. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    So you're 18, maybe 19 and you have gear of that caliber?

    When I was your age (25+ years ago), my bass rig was some two-channel Peavey head (not even sure it was made for bass), and a homemade 1x15 cab with bug screen (like they use in screen doors) as the grille. For real. I hate you. :D

    But seriously, I'm not sure I'd take it with you. Bad things can happen to nice gear on college campuses. You're only 40 miles away, keep it safe and sound at your parents' place until needed.
  7. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    I left my rig at home, it's 70 miles away. That's where my main band is, anyway. It lives in the warehouse we rehearse at.

    If you find people at the university to form a band with, make sure you have a safe rehearsal spot before moving your rig there.
  8. buffordbass


    Nov 11, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amps, Lakland Basses
    Your main rig & American Express... never leave home...
  9. curandero


    Feb 19, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    Leaving something behind 40 miles? You must be from a small town? I know it's kind of scary leaving the nest, but people drive further than that just to get to work in the morning.:D
  10. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Unless the OP doesn't have a vehicle ... then it may be an issue.

    But yeah I was thinking the same thing. 40 miles isn't that far at all.
  11. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    Yeah, seriously, 40 miles is nothing.

    Unless you have no car.
  12. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Sheesh; what's this world coming to? Back in the '80s even, all the guys, including me, would take shotguns in their pickups to high school for some afternoon duck hunting.

    Can't do that anymore for sure.:rollno:

    And now we have quiet rock.:spit:

    I'm getting more than a little fed up with the way things are going.

    Criminy, I need to get a power amp and another couple of cabs to set the world straight again.;)

    To the OP, bring that sucker with you and light the place up with some bowel-shaking bass!
  13. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    Cafe Walter until you need your rig...
  14. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah, leave it home until you're settled in, and have an idea of what's happening. If you need it, it's not very far away.
  15. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Ah, the great college downsize. Get a little combo so you are mobile enough to jam with friends and get there by foot or bus if needed. It's one thing to have a car, and quite another to be able to actually get around with it in a typical college town.

    Being 40 miles away isn't a bad distance if you end up needing the big amp for a gig, and it won't get stolen at home.

    Edit: Waiting is a good idea, since a college town might have more widely available second hand bass gear.
  16. 4Mal

    4Mal Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    headphone amp for practice and ... study ?
  17. leave it behind lad. scope out the security and room mate first. you could always get something like a 2x10 combo if the conditions don't suit.
  18. That was incredibly humorous.
    Thank You
  19. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Truth be told, I sometimes studied with my bass in my lap.
  20. Do what I did, get involved with the music program and make friends with someone who has access to a closet and can get you a key.