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How do you store your basses?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Eric Cameron, May 27, 2003.

  1. Wall hanger

    11 vote(s)
  2. Floor stand

    21 vote(s)
  3. In a case/bag

    20 vote(s)
  4. Leaning against something

    4 vote(s)
  5. Lying on the floor

    1 vote(s)
  6. Special rack/closet/wardrobe

    1 vote(s)
  7. Have a slave hold it up for you

    1 vote(s)
  8. Something else

    1 vote(s)
  9. Ubiquitous carrot option

    0 vote(s)
  1. So, what do you use? I use wall hangers for all the basses and acoustics, and floor stands for my electrics.

    Rock on
  2. i use a floor stand for my cort p-bass and i store my conklin in a hardshell case under my bed.
    -Keep on Bassin':bassist:
  3. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    I try and store my basses in their cases when I'm not going to play them right away...Two reasons:

    1) Keeps the dust off. I don't like polishing these things every week.

    2) I don't know if it helps or not (may it's just a fake theory I have), but I feel that keeping them in the case protects the wood a little from daily shifts in temperature and/or humidity. I dunno...at least my first reason has empirical validity!
  4. TxBass


    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    wall hangers...
    one reason: little kids with little fingers that like to change my tunings and sometimes accidently knock over Daddy's guitars.
  5. I'm still trying to figure out how to get those friggin wall hooks into my concrete walls, so for now the Fender is on the floor stand and the Ibanez is usually in the hardshell case since it's constantly en route to somewhere...if I'm lazy though sometimes I'll just lean it against my amp or couch...
  6. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I store my basses in there original hard shell case when I am not playing them for a while. The ones I keep out for playing are in a on stage stand.If one of my basses is on display or "out"
    I keep those little dessicant bags in the case while it is in the closet.[​IMG]
  7. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO

    The answer to that is simple, but necessarily easy unless you have the right equipment. What you need is a hammer-drill and a concrete bit, and then pound in a plastic anchorsleeve, and then then a screw/wallmount will go right in :D. I do realize that all of us don't have direct acces to that kind of equipment though, so I'm not sure where you'll get teh materials. An 18v drill with a hardened diamond bit could work too...

    As for myself, my basses both sit on simple floor stands.
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Livivng room:
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=940175">

    By mu computer:
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=910973">

    I also have 2 wall hangers in my bedroom but I can't find that picture.
  9. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    Nino-Brown, what you need is some basses, haha. If I'm not playing mine, it's in its case.
  10. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    In the car, 24/7 365. I reccomend locking also.

  11. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    we had to get quite a few instruments on the wall, so we went with some hangers you can buy at Lowe's pretty cheap.
    They screw right in to the wall, so we mounted 2x6's to attach them to and weren't constrained by the stud locations.
    Working pretty good so far, you just have to do your homework ahead of time, they stay where you put them.
    Nice flat mount though, as opposed to the old slatwall we were using, that made the guitars stick out too far.

  12. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    AHH! Xush how could you?? you put the.....WISHY with all those real instruments? oy. that should lie on the floor. Nice hangin system though.

    [edit] forgot to answer the real question....I just use floor stands. If I get more instrumentsI will probably change to wall mounted though, with the screw in hangers.
  13. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    yeah, they're bashing me good on the dudepit for that one...
  14. I actually have access to some of that stuff luckily through a friend, but the friggin hardware guy told me the wrong size drill bit or anchor, so it won't fit, i just need to find time to give it another go.

    Hey Nino, nice touch on having TB on the screen...ha...
  15. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    I keep mine in their hardshells for the most part. The main time when any of them stay on the stand for any more than 5 mins is when i'm taking a break from running some charts or learning stuff and then it's usually an hour or so then finish what i'm doing then back into the hardshell. If i got enough of them i'd like to buy some of the rock stands and line the outer edge of my room with them since i'm not allowed to drill into my walls. Thats all
  16. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    On the wall. Put a nice wood plate up, screwed in a couple hangers, and they're off the floor. Before that, they rested in a double stand.

    Of course, there are only two hangers. If I ever have a third bass (as has happened once or twice, soon to be three :D), it usually goes in a gig bag or HSC under my bed.
  17. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    I have sort of a hybrid. I have a 3-bass tree that hangs 'em from the headstock, like a wall mount. Since I have 5 basses, 3 go on the tree, 1 is usually in my sun room on a stand near my practice amp, and the other is in it's hardshell case.



  18. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    For the most part in the cases. Someday when I finish off the rehearsal room in the basement of my split level I'll hang them from the wall.
  19. I just use floor stands, but I like the idea of hanging them on the wall. I only have soft cases for my basses, which I only ever use to take them to and from rehearsals and gigs.
  20. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Various ways. I've got my electro acoustic bass hanging on the wall next to my acoustic guitar, the Hohner B2A tucked down beside the computer desk and often a bass out on a floor stand in front of my amp (with the other one in the case... but it depends on what I've been playing and practising in the last few days).

    My general principle is that I want at least some of my collection readily to hand so I don't put off the practising I need to do...


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