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How many Basses Does Everbody bring to a gig?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Harpo, Jun 9, 2002.


  1. Harpo

    Harpo

    Feb 1, 2001
    Kings Park NY
    I am just wondering how many Basses does everbody Bring to a Gig or Rehersal ?
     
  2. I only have one bass...:( . But when I get my five stringer in a month or so, I'll bring both to practice and gigs :D
     
  3. Usually 2. 1 fretted, 1 fretless. Sometimes, I'll bring a second fretted.

    Jeff
     
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  4. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Just one. There's really no point in bringing the DC, the Status does everything i want to do better. I'll probably bring the DC to gigs after I defret it though.
     
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I never brought more than one.
    But I've never really played anything but originals, and I never broke a string on a gig - I broke my last string more than 5 years ago.
     
  6. 1 bass for rehearsals, 2 basses to gigs- I always take a backup- usually the Hohner B2A cricket bat headless- it takes up hardly any space in the car.
     
  7. LA

    LA

    Oct 17, 2001
    Michigan
    My MTD Kingston and Yamaha BX-1. It's all I have for now.
     
  8. lowfreqman

    lowfreqman

    Aug 18, 2001
    behind a bass
    I take my fretted and fretless with me to most rehearsals and gigs. I usually end up using both.
     
  9. I bring 3 basses to gigs. A four string, A five string, And an eight string.
     
  10. rooster

    rooster

    Jun 10, 2000
    upstate new york
    i bring two to gigs and one to practice.my warrior 5 and my geddy lee jazz.:D


    and remember as always rock till ya drop !!!!
     
  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I only play one, but *always* bring a backup.

    The only severe failure I've had was a broken nut (okay, laugh it up... ;)). But a backup is good to have even for minor failures, such as a broken string.

    I've only had a handful of bass failures of any type, but none kept me down for long. A backup brings peace of mind. Ya never know when something bad might happen.
     
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  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Oh... all I play is 5-string fretted, so I only bring one bass to rehearsal
     
  13. Funkster

    Funkster

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    It depends on the gig, I bring only one if it is only a one set (15song) gig but if I'm playing all night I bring two.
     
  14. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Two basses, each a different tuning. When I get a third bass this summer, it'll be three (two mains and a multi purpose backup),

    edit- both gigs and practice.
     
  15. two: 1 four string and one 6 string
     
  16. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    All I play is 5ers, and I only bring one of them to rehearsal (either the Peavey or the Modulus, depends on my mood that day;) )

    For gigs, I bring both. I usually play the Modulus for 2 sets and the Peavey for one (don't like to make it feel left out, ya know:D )
     
  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    One for rehearsal, two for gigs. I just like having choices.
     
  18. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    One for rehearsal, unless I'm trying to get used to a new bass or a new brand / gauge of strings.

    Usually two for a gig. The second is purely back up.

    Peace,

    James
     
  19. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    2 for gigs.

    I usually bring my steinberger as a backup. It's small enough that it's never in the way, sounds cool and of course looks nifty too. :D

    My primary bass is always my Jazz V Deluxe, or my 75 reissue Jazz.
     
  20. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Two... the only 'critical' failures that I have had at gigs were times when I only brought a single bass. I believe in being prepared. I also carry an extra set of drumsticks. Last night was the second time that this little habit saved the gig!! :D

    -robert