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So, what all is in YOUR case right now?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by jaywa, Mar 27, 2009.


  1. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    (Besides the bass, of course).

    Let's see...

    - (1) Monster Cable
    - (1) wide leather padded strap
    - (1) Wipedown cloth
    - (1) Pre-treated (with string cleaner) cloth
    - (2) 1/4-to-1/4 cables (one very short, the other longer depending on whether my SansAmp goes on the floor or the top of my amp)
    - A couple of expired backstage passes
    - A show or two's worth of old setlists
    - (1) SansAmp BDDI
    - (1) Leatherman multipurpose tool
    - (1) set of used bass strings (spares, though I've never broken a string in 28 years)
    - (1) 9-volt battery
    - (1) heavy guage speaker cable
    - (2) power cords for amp (primary and backup)

    That's about everything I'm carrying these days. No wonder that case is so dang heavy...
     
  2. Probably too much stuff, but I carry double cables (speaker, instrument, mic), 2 mics, tuner, strings, a small repair kit. Also carry a couple of rhythm noisemakers; a 'shaker' can, and an insturment I picked up in the Dominican Republic that looks like a cheese grater that you play with a drumstick. I've got it in a gym bag.
    Sanamp BDDI (from a fellow TB'er) is on the way! Should arrive today or tomorrow.
    First time I've ever put anything between me and the amp.
     
  3. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    A bass, one cable, one strap.
     
  4. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    You will love it.
     
  5. denhou1974

    denhou1974

    Mar 6, 2008
    All of this fits in my 24x12x8 Anvil case:
    3 XLR cables
    2 Guitar cables
    1 Speakon speaker cable
    1 Stereo cable (for my switch box)
    1 Shure SM57
    1 Guitar Stand
    1 Leatherman tool
    1 Set of strings
    1 9v battery
    1 Power cable
    1 Microphone clip
    1 Allen wrench set
    1 Adjustable wrench
    1 Ampeg switch box
    1 Direct Box
    1 Screwdriver
    1 Pack of gum
     
  6. nsmar4211

    nsmar4211

    Nov 11, 2007
    Just in the case?

    Tuner
    DI (just in case.....)
    Spare bass strings
    Spare guitar strings for guitarists (sigh....)
    Three bass cables (long, tweed, and backup)
    Set lists
    Business cards
    Screwdriver
    Repair kit
    Backup capo for guitarists
    9V batteries wrapped in a polishing cloth
    $1.50 worth of change
    Drum Key
    Wire cutters
    .......I think that's it.........
    Doesn't count the backup bag of cables/mic/tape/etc
     
  7. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    My friend, you are a true team player. Or a control freak with tendencies toward enabling... take your pick. :D
     
  8. the engine

    the engine Guest

    If you are talking about my bass cases, nothing. If you are refering to the "case" I take to shows with my other junk in it, everything! I take extra batteries, Advil, earplugs, cables, straps, towels, polish, contact cleaner, tuners, allen wrenches, other tools, several pads and pens, tons of strings (both bass and guitar...and I don't play guitar), sugarless gum, extra mics (a 57 AND a58)...if you can think of it (for a gig) I've got it!
     
  9. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    I meant the bass case... but any will do, I guess.

    My bass case holds enough that I've been able to get by without lugging an extra bag or box for cables, cords, etc. And I travel light (no pedals other than the SansAmp). But it does make for a heavy-ass case, especially with the 78 P inside. It's always fun to see guitarists pick that thing up.
     
  10. David J.

    David J.

    Dec 1, 2006
    South Bend, In
    1- Bass
    1- 20' cable
    1- 5' cable
    1- 3' cable
    2- one spot power supply
    Tuner
    Envelope Filter
    Wide strap
    Pick
    Extra stings(used)
    keys to something, don't remember what they were for but they've been in there for about a year.
     
  11. Rick Auricchio

    Rick Auricchio Registered Bass Offender

    I use a messenger bag.

    15ft Bayou cable
    4ft Bayou cable
    Peterson Strobostomp tuner
    Shure 55SH mic
    Mic cable
    Ground-lift XLR adapter
    4x6 clamp-on music tray (for small cheat sheets)
    Full-size clamp-on music stand tray
    Cheat sheets for a few dozen songs, song list
    Clamp-on battery music light
    9v batteries
    AC outlet tester
    Power strip with 10ft cord
    Extra 6ft IEC power cord
    3-way outlet adapter block
    Small wiping rags
    Pen, business cards
    Earplugs

    Each bass has a strap in its case/gigbag, plus biz cards. A couple have adjustment tools.
     
  12. Chinguschild

    Chinguschild

    Apr 17, 2006
    Chico, Cali
    10 FT Cable
    Two 20 FT Cables
    Two 9 Volt Batteries
    Polishing cloth
    Polish
    Boss Hand held Tuner
    about 250 picks.
    Spare Set of EB Super Slinky's
    Adjustment Tool
     
  13. not much

    1 lead
    1 pair of fingernail clippers (in case i forget before i leave :p)
    2 replacement AA batteries
    1 little screwdriver
    1 leather strap
    1 nylon backup strap
    1 cloth
     
  14. BullHorn

    BullHorn

    Nov 23, 2006
    Israel
    A bass, a cable, a strap, a tuner, a bottle of Dr. Duck's Ax Wax, a cloth, a 1/4" to 1/8" converter plug, an Allen wrench for the bridge. :x
     
  15. brachal

    brachal

    Jan 7, 2006
    New Orleans, La
    Oh boy ...

    2 20' cables
    2 12' cables
    4 or 5 short cables for pedals
    power strip
    leather strap
    1 set long scale rounds
    1 set short scale flats
    mini mag-lite
    leatherman
    big black garbage bag ... keeps me or my cabinet dry in unexpected rain.
    Bass Big Muff
    EBS Multi Comp
    Tuner
    EHX Hum Debugger
    grab bag of 9v and AA batteries
    earplugs
    sharpie
    notepad
    allen wrenches
    clean shirt
    box of plectrums
    a couple of copies of our last CD

    I'm sure I'm forgetting something.
     
  16. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i did two gigs on flugel horn this week (my first gig on horn in years):

    flugel, mouthpiece, syn oil, beer bottle cap..
     
  17. A monster cable....

    A couple picks (dont use picks much tho)

    The strap

    A couple vicoden

    Tuner

    An extra set of strings...
     
  18. In my bass case: 1 bass,1strap. In each case that is.
    In my gear bag... That is another story, suffice it to say it is quite fully stocked, with back-up for the back ups.
     
  19. mrkreuzschlitz

    mrkreuzschlitz

    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    Bass,
    Strap (On the bass)
    A couple 1/4 cables
    X2 Wireless
    Accompanying reciever and cable
    a couple 9v batteries
    a few patch cables
    Chord sheets (for church)
    Extra strings.
     
  20. Hmm... 1 each of 30 foot, 12 foot, and 6 foot instrtment cables, a sock (for lack of a polishing cloth), bottle of polish, 9 volt power supply, tiny mp3 player (used as a cheap recorder), comfort strapp, pack o' picks, multi-tool, adjustment tools, pack of cards.
     

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