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I'm so angry at my cat!!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bigfeet, Sep 5, 2001.


  1. My first five-string bass was knocked over by my cat, my beloved Ibanez SR-405's pickups, bridge and neck are messed up I have to get it repaired and have a few things replaced on it so what are good pickups and preamp for an Ibanez SR-405.
     
  2. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Hey Bigfeet,
    Definitely bummed about your accident. I would freak if I had a bass go down. I hope you really love that cat. "Right to the moon, Alice" :)
    If the cat stays, hang your basses or case them. If the cat likes to rub on things, this could happen again.
    Doc
     
  3. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    What kind of music do you play?
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Cats are killing machines!

    My roommate's cat already chewed 100$ worth of cable.
    No bass accident yet, thank god.

    I feel really sorry for your baby!
     
  5. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Maybe you should teach your cat to play your bass like Chris Fitzgerald (as per his avatar).
     
  6. I heard a nasty scraping sound one day, walked into the practice room, and my cat was sharpening his claws on my 15" speaker (I had the grille off for servicing). He had totally shredded the thing.

    He was declawed shortly after. :D

    Chris
     
  7. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    we have two cats ...... i havent had any problems with them yet. theyre hardly in my room. "my" cat was walking around my room and wandered over by my amp. i slightly ;) "plucked" my b string ...... shazam!! the cat went flying out of the room... it was hilarious, then i felt sorry for it, then it was hilarious again. sorry to hear about the incident.
     
  8. I used the Soungear for Rap, R&B, Synth and Heavy Metal tracks I liked its smooth lowend, greasy mids and tight highs I'm bassically shooting for the same sound but with a fuller tone.
     
  9. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    there are three cats in my house. I have one that scratches on my amp, one that pisses all over it, and one that it is so fat it just lays on the floor struggling to breath.
     
  10. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    My cat fears my basses and bass gear. He looks at it, sniffs it, and runs. When I got my eden rig, he just stared at it, no rubbing, no clawing, no nothing. The cat is smart.:)

    For an SR-405, (assuming you love it) I'd look into Bartolini pickups and pre-amp. They sound fairly close to what you are looking for. Or, maybe EMG...pickups are such a fickle thing as far as what "sounds" good. Unfortunatly, it's hard to just swap electronics like strings, so we all get the shaft on that. Go Bartolini. Good stuff (IMHO)
     
  11. there are two things cats are scared of:

    loud noises(should keep them away from your bass)
    and
    wonderbubbles!

    so practice a lot and keep a bubble machine by your amp!!!
     
  12. there must be a lot of cats at the Ibanez factory!!!

    LOL....:D :eek: :p
     
  13. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    when it is walking, it's belly slides across the floor.
     
  14. ahpook

    ahpook

    Jul 13, 2001
    god i hate cats.......
     
  15. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
  16. Now you people know why i keep my EDC in it's hardshell whenever i'm not playing it ;)
     
  17. air_leech

    air_leech

    Sep 1, 2000
    Israel
    your cat made the bass fall?

    what! are you keeping a Bengal Tiger as a pet???

    my cat is a pretty large goon (persian dude) he weighs 5 Kg and still I belive he can't put my bass through the short fall to the floor.
    actually he never even showed any interest in my music gear, ussually he wouldn't care if I play the bass when he's in the room and when I play the saxophone he runs like hell (am I that bad?).

    the only evil he does is kill lizards and roachs and play with their dead bodies (not to mention stow them under the carpet for future use).
     
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I know some used gear I'll be passing on:eek:

    My cats looks at my cabs and then looks at me when he wants to go outside.

    "Let me out or the Aguilar gets it!"