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Official Crappy Bassist with Expensive Gear Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass Hole, Jan 1, 2011.


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  1. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    Welcome to the club!

    I'm a HUGE Stingray 5 fan (love mine!). Have pictures of yours so I can drool over it? :drool:
     
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  2. TerenceE

    TerenceE Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    I’m also an average at best bass player with expensive gear hahaha. Old 79 ibanez roadster rs924, Ernie ball sterling 4, sire p7, USA peavey cirrus, USA peavey millennium,

    sold like 6 others recently. Also two combos 2 heads and 2 cabinets

    maybe I should be practicing...
     
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  3. ElectricBass72

    ElectricBass72

    Aug 6, 2019
    Here's a pic of my Stingray 5. My Motorola phone camera sux... apology for the bad pic

    stingray5a.jpg
     
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  4. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    Beautiful finish and it’s an HH, too?!

    :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
     
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  5. DaveSill

    DaveSill Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2012
    Would you like a number?
     
  6. TerenceE

    TerenceE Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    666?
     
  7. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    How cliched...:rolleyes::laugh:
     
  8. DaveSill

    DaveSill Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2012
    That belongs to GBassNorth.
     
  9. As I just posted in the Bass Hoarding Personality Disorder (BHPD) thread, I seem to have unexpectedly stumbled my way into a new bass just before Christmas. I already have a FedEx tracking number. Absolutely no hints until it arrives. The wait will totally be worth it.
     
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  10. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    It just struck me that, in addition to the basses, amps, and cabinets I have, I also bought another new toy recently that most would argue I simply don't need and is just an expensive toy for me in my playing situation.

    Back in August, before my first gig with my band, I bought a wireless unit. In six gigs, I don't think I've been more than 10 feet from my amp while playing, although I have gone out into the venue and walked around during set up. Is it expensive gear for a crappy bassist? Yeah, it probably qualifies.

    I guess while I'm spilling my guts, this is probably a good time to admit to the group that I'm now looking at IEMs.... :help:
     
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  11. Bass Man Stan

    Bass Man Stan

    Mar 29, 2019
    You only bought one? This is my early Christmas present. Although it doesn't qualify as expensive right now it will when it gets back from the luthier with a fret job, new pick ups and DR sunbeams. Happy holidays all 20191205_065050.jpg
     
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  12. No hints. The reveal will totally be worth it, for I am a Crappy Bassist soon to add a new piece of Expensive Gear.
     
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  13. B-Lo

    B-Lo One day I'll figure out how to play this thing... Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Northern Alabama
    Same here...well, sort of. I occasionally do something that resembles playing a bass in church and I picked up a Shure GLXD16 wireless set.

    I say sort of because I actually did step off stage once and wandered to the back during a pre service soundcheck to see exactly how crappy I sound from the audience/congregation's POV.
     
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  14. "God only needed 10 foot cords!" :roflmao: :laugh: :roflmao:
     
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  15. B-Lo

    B-Lo One day I'll figure out how to play this thing... Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Northern Alabama
    I know you said no hints, but my three guesses are:

    -Fodera
    -Dingwall
    -Devon
     
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  16. Excellent guesses, but none of the above. Someone in the BHPD group guessed Rickenbacker. Exclude that from guesses as well.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
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  17. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    i just got rid of my expensive gear ... now down to three basses, all a grand or under (with a couple of hundred in mods here and there) ... now i'm just a crappy bassist!
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
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  18. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    And, ultimately, that's what we care about the most. :D
     
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  19. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    That Shure is a nice unit. I bought the same one. I do the same during set up but, once we're playing, I stay in my spot (I do backing vocals and am doing more lead vocals too, so I can't go far).

    Actually, I have admit to having two wireless units. I keep the Shure packed with my gig gear but I did buy a Sennheiser XSW-D Instrument kit that I use for rehearsals and at the jam sessions I'm playing in (got it used from the TB classifieds). It doesn't have much in the way of features but it's really simple to use and works well.
     
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  20. kiripunk

    kiripunk

    Mar 30, 2012
    Naples (ITALY)
    Already part of this club, but now I'm in a music video! :roflmao:
     

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