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May be a stupid question: rig

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by WorshipBassist, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. WorshipBassist


    Oct 9, 2011
    I know a rig is a sizable bass amp. Is a rig considered any head and amp that's not in a combo?
  2. A rig is what you plug into, combo or separates. Doesn't have to be big, just get the job done while playing with others.
  3. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    Even a combo with an extension cab I think.
    Or two combo's togheter.

    A combo on its own... I don't think. We should put it up to the elders for a vote.
  4. A rig is any amp that you play through - it's just slang like calling your car your "ride"
  5. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    All the equipment that is interconnected in between your bass and the wall outlet.
  6. When your rig is a weenie practice amp you suffer rig envy. Almost immediately the first real rig you buy is seen as inadequate, even though it isn't, congratulations you just caught the GAS.
  7. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    Amps, heads, cabs, combo amps - they're all tools to play music through. A rig is a fricken' Kenworth. I hate the term, but that's just me.
  8. SubNoizeRat3691

    SubNoizeRat3691 Lovin' the lows

    Feb 1, 2010
    Davenport, IA
    SWR Super Redhead Thats my rig! haha even on its own!!
  9. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    A rig can include your bass, depending on who you ask. Some say it includes the bottle stashed in your bag. But there is much doubt.
  10. Tim1


    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    And when your rig becomes totally inadequate or fails you on a gig it is known as "rigger mortis".
  11. PlungerModerno


    Apr 12, 2012
  12. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    It's just a slang term meaning your bass amp, and can include pedals, bass, whatever. There is no "official" meaning.
  13. Jeff A

    Jeff A

    Oct 22, 2005
    A rig has eighteen wheels. What going on here?
  14. Vandy

    Vandy Banned

    Dec 24, 2011
    Your rig . . .
    What you slip into, what you put on, what you whip out . . .
    Man, it's what you use to channel "you" . . .
    Your rig, man . . .
  15. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Rigoletto, but that's Italian.
  16. I consider my 810 a rig, but i call my 212 combo an "I don't feel like moving a refrigerator so get off my back.", or "combo" for short.
  17. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Bass player's rig
    Guitar player's rig
    Astronomer's rig
    Photographer's rig
    Surveyor's rig

    Everybody's got a rig.

    Somehow I'm glad my doctor doesn't call his practice a rig, though. But, then why not, I mean, if he's just practicing, ya know.
  18. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    well no, but i imagine he might have some piece of equipment or system that gets the term; like one of those heart monitor EKG things, complete with display screen, cables, and the bits that attach to your body, might collectively be referred to by the nurses as "the EKG rig".

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