How do you store your bass when not in action?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Smokey, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. Wall hanger

    17 vote(s)
  2. Floor stand

    53 vote(s)
  3. Gig bag

    19 vote(s)
  4. In the fridge, next to the carrots

    4 vote(s)
  5. Hardshell case

    21 vote(s)
  6. Laying anywhere, on the floor, or leaning on something

    9 vote(s)
  1. Just curious as to where you put your bass when it's not in action. I hang my bass (and guitar) on a wall hanger. I heard it's good for the neck, and I have a large dog with a big tail, so having it near the floor wasn't convenient.
  2. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Floor stands. Cases are in my storage closet.
  3. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    My oldest guitar is 1992, like all my other guitars and basses, they are mint, even though they are played regularly. WHY? Because I store them in their cases when not in use.
  5. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    On the Wall if'n they ain't strapped to me :bassist:
  6. TxBass


    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    hangin' on the wall....I'm more tempted to pull them down and play even for just a few minutes. Plus it keeps the little people in my house from knocking them over or trying to change my tunings for the fun of it ;)
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    My godin is stored in its hardcase. The essex in its gigbag. The Hohner in its gigbag.
  8. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Floor stand in my room next to my chair facing my lizerd.
  9. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Now: stands within arms reach of computer chair

    Then: Wall hangers.

    Prefer: Wall hangers.
  10. My BTB405 is always stored in its hardcase when not in use.
  11. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Instruments in gig bag or case as appropriate, cord coiled up and put away...same with strap. Front covers on the racks too. I don't unplug the Furmans unless we're going to have a thunder storm.
  12. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    All basses stored away in cases or gig bags when I am done playing them. When I am home on weekends I leave two or three out in stands, when sunday night comes all basses are put away. Nothing sits or hangs around.
  13. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    My basses that are either neck through or bolt-on design are hung on wall hangers.
    I have two basses that are neck set design. I keep them on guitar stands.
    All are kept in a well controlled room with high humidity.
  14. Pause


    Jun 4, 2003
    Miami, FL
    ESP B-104 sleeps in a gigbag

    Fender Geddy Lee gets molded hardcase treatment
  15. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    I'm surprised the hardshell case isn't one of the options on the poll.

    I store my bass in it's HSC whenever I'm not playing it. I'll never forget when my two frisky kittens knocked my old Fender from it's stand to the coffee table, then the floor. *shudder*
  16. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    I wouldn't be surprised that after than incident, the coffee table was damaged and the bass played better. :D
  17. Visirale


    Mar 23, 2003
    I keep my bass on a guitar tri stand, along with my fender stratocoustic and strat imitation (I only use the acoustic when writing songs, and the electric never). I like having my bass where I can reach out and play it, then put it back. Perhaps the fact that it's a crappy GSR has something to do with why I don't leave it in the gig bag... Hmmm... ;)
  18. If a mod wants to add "hardshell case" or something to that effect on the poll, that would be dandy. I just realized I forgot to put that on there.
  19. Always in cases or gigbags.
  20. either on the tripod stand or on the wall hanger.