How much did you spend on your rig?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by lowfrez, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. $5000+

    71 vote(s)
  2. $3000-$5000

    51 vote(s)
  3. $2000-$3000

    77 vote(s)
  4. $1000-$2000

    84 vote(s)
  5. $500-$1000

    50 vote(s)
  6. $0-$500

    24 vote(s)
  7. That's nobody's business.

    7 vote(s)
  8. 10.000+

    8 vote(s)
  9. 20.000+

    0 vote(s)
  10. 30.000+

    1 vote(s)
  11. 40.000+

    1 vote(s)
  1. I was just wondering how much you guys spend on your equipment.

    This includes EVERYTHING, basses, effects, amps, cabinets, and anything in between

    My whole rig is about $5500

    Please try and ballpark it

    This should be fun........:) :D
  2. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Dude, you should've added a few more categories up top. :) Including two recent additions (one not here yet) I've got $15,500 wrapped up in toys (mostly my basses)... and I'm not even close to upper-echelon. :eek:

    please add more $ options to this, I'm thinking we're gonna have to go into the 40,000$ range if JT posts !!:D
  4. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    including my 42" scale 4 string fretless acoustic bass ( :D ) my swr rig, my warwick, my musicman and all its upgrades, my peavey amp, cords, pedals, racks, tubes, my pile of new strings, etc i squeak in a little under $10k.

    but with a good 5 string fretless...i'd be as set as i NEED to be - not saying that if i got a lot of money or something i wouldn't find plenty of stuff to spend money on, but for the amount of money i have right now - that's all i can really see myself spending money on.

  5. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    that's actually about right. :D
  6. cool!!!

    not a bad guess..............:D
  7. Well everything in that I can think of it comes to about £6,300 (GBP) so if todays exchange rate is 1.42, that's about $8,950. Geeze, I never actually added it up like that before!!! Small fry compared to some (eh JT?) but it suddenly seems like quite an expensive hobby!!!!

    I haven't personally spent that though - I've used a lot of combined birthday/christmas presents over the years (birthday is 30 days after Chrimbo!) I could actually add about another £1,700 for guitar stuff over the years which is another $2,400 for my backup hobby!!!

    I still don't understand how I could afford all that beer over the years as well!!!
  8. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    jeez i feel like a little kid now! but this makes me feel better, as my family and friends often say i spend too much money on bass stuff.

    i would say my stack cost me a total of a little over $1k, my basses were $1k, $650 and $500, and pedals, chords, cases, etc was probably another $500 bucks. so that puts me in the meager range of:

  9. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Shoot - I posted $500-$1000 thinking you meant amps only. :( ME IDIOT!

    Anyway, let's see... total seems to come to about $3600.

    Gimme a break, I've been a poor student for the past 4 years! :oops:
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    well, here, let's break it down...





    is just about US$8000

    and then the 9 custom basses total out to be ~$32,000 (and that's with a discount :eek: )

    so yeah, about $40,000
  11. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I'm actually in the $5000 - $6000 range.
  12. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    current equiptment owned == $500
    total over last 20 years == $5200 (not including current crap)

    I've got to stop coming here... I'm just getting back into playing after a 5 year absense and struggling to budget $250 to get a Peavey Combo 300 from the local pawn shop so I can at least start jamming with a drummer again.
  13. I'm in the $10K range give or take a couple hundred dollars.
  14. PJR


    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
  15. I'm still spending but I cnecked $5000+

    This week I bought a
    • used Ampeg SVP-BSP preamp
    • used Peavey DCP1000 power amp
    • Korg DTR-1 tuner
    • Furman PL-Plus power strip
    • SKB 4-space Rollex rack
    and am still cabinet shopping. I'm looking for a 4 ohm D210XLT and a 4 ohm 15" cab - but it looks like all I have to choose from there is Peavey or Carvin.

  16. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    I've got around $10,000 invested in my rig. And it sound BAD!!!!
  17. Hmm...

    I've paid: $2710 for all my gear total

    It's all worth: $3820

    I've sold things and gotten back: $260

    So I've paid a total of $2450 for everything, after counting the sale of stuff.

    That's a lot in just about a year and 1/4. :eek:
  18. Damn i clicked the wrong one.
    I clicked the 500-$1000 but it's more like 1000-$2000 and soon I'll get my new Warwick Corvette so that will add a few $$$ to it.
  19. Mutilation

    Mutilation Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    I spent $400 - on a used 900 series Leslie amp.. 320 watt *smiles*
    $125- for a Peavey Mark 3 series 400watt (I bought it before i played bass cause im a drummer also and i have V drums and I needed a amp)
    Yamaha RBX270 - $200
    50- misc(strings, Strap, Picks)
    120- effects(roktek metalworker, Ernie Ball volume, DOD envelope filter)
    I try and stay away from Multi effects.. 1 I dont like digital sound 2. I like to tweak everything up the ass
    overall Ive spent somewhere around 895 dollars if 10 years of high skool education(so far) is correct.. ehehe im 16 lol :D
  20. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Amps- $1100. Worth? Upwards of at least 2k. Eden rig was 950, MF value of about 2000 even, Crate 15" from 80's, 150, worth? I figure it'd cost about 400 (based on BFX100 15", now) new.

    Basses: 850. Ibanez, 200, MTD K5, 422 (500/gig bag), VMI Cruise, 150 (thankfully gone.)

    Tha's about it. Overall, $2000K(50, c'mon I spent it on strings...). Not bad, considering there's a full Eden rig and an MTD in that $2000.

    Amps will go up soon to about 1500, and then over 2.3K, and then basses? Whooo boy. Don't get me started.