Storage opinions.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ausf, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. ausf


    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    Just got back into the electric swing after a long hiatus.

    Always had hardcases before, keeping them upright in a quiet corner.

    Now I have a P in a gig bag. I know, I know, but with a wife, two boys I consider myself lucky to land the bass, a case won't be happening for a bit.

    With the aforementioned kids and a Labrador running amok, I am coming up short on quiet corners.

    I was thinking about hanging the bag in a closet. Or laying it flat under a bed. Any suggestions or concerns?
  2. nik1093


    Apr 13, 2008
    you could get a wall stand to hang somewhere higher then he kid or dog to jump/reach
  3. gmstudio99


    Mar 11, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    A wife, two kids and a dog? It's time to talk man-cave, my friend. You need to carve out your space in the castle.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1!!!, or flat under the bed works too.
  5. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I cram my P-bass-in-a-bag behind my practice amp. Just kind of wedged in the corner between the amp and the corner. Of course, I don't place much value on my P-bass-in-a-bag. It's very liberating when you don't give much of a crap!
  6. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
    I keep mine on the top shelf of my closet.

    You could hang your gig bag on a large nail, or on the back of a door.
  7. ausf


    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Unfortunately my man-cave is a finished attic with wild temperature fluctuations. Windows are too narrow for an AC, so I get driven out from around now until the Fall.

    I guess the closet wins, unless the wife goes for the idea of doubling up the boys and turning a bedroom into a studio.
  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I like the closet UNLESS you and the wife tend to cram things in there - pressure agaist the neck would not be all that good.

    Any problem with a wall-hanger with locking jaws, like the Hercules series?

    I realize that makes it an target for the kids because they can see it...but if you can hang it up high enough that it's out of reach, maybe it would work.
  9. hang the bass, in the bag, in the closet.
  10. ausf


    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    Hercules looks good, just their US distributor's website isn't that helpful. I'll give them a buzz when I get the chance.

    Maybe if I let the kids airbrush the pickguard, I can hang it in the living room with the rest of their artwork...

    For now it looks like bag/closet.

    Thanks again for the input.