storing your bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by T-birdfan, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. T-birdfan


    Jan 29, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm curious as to where most of you store your basses. When your done playing, do you put them in their case, or do you just leave them in your stands, and for what reasons? Any other suggestions for care of a bass are also appreciated.
  2. Gman


    Jan 4, 2000
    Indianapolis, IN
    I usually leave mine on the stand. But I wish I wasn't too lazy to put it in the case.

  3. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I used to put them on the stand, but now, since the 7.0 earthquake, i put them in the case.
  4. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Store mine enclosed in a case lying horizontally in its own room to minimise temperature fluctuations and dust accumulation.
  5. if being unused i store them upright in the case, in a reasonable temperature room , detuned a 1/2-1 step or so. especially older fender basses.....
  6. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    What fenders do you have?
  7. the older they are the more critical i am of this. a little low right now :mint 69 fender jazz bass, :62 rip bass w/c neck, :an old mexi jazz 98 w/american std electronics(not bad), :99 am std nat ash body jazz, :warwick thumb bolt on 4. sp ed. i dont think the graphite necks on the am std basses are affected as much if at all as the mex and the 69 and possibly the 62rip........just a habit i got from a friend who is a collector of pre cbs on hte hunt , i got gas. this warwick is my first non fender bass in many years,.......and i do like it so far xcept its heavy and it nose dives.......the tone is incredible, and it doesnt want to fart, good thing as ive got enough gas!
  8. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    i figure as soon as i got 2-3k to spend, i'm getting one, but it will have to have a refinish, :(.
  9. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    nah, a pre-cbs fender.
  10. ive got this thumb bass bolt on , on trial, im trying to be open, it sounds great but i love fenders so this is gonna be tough. goodnite, i got work in the am,......ucchhhhh
  11. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    I keep my Fender in its case, but I keep my Peavy on the stand, since I use it so often.
  12. Deep Rumble

    Deep Rumble

    Aug 24, 2001
    Olympia WA
    Always in a hard case. I find it amazing that bassists will spend $1000 on a bass and store it in a $30 gig bag. Protect your investment. !!

  13. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I was looking for a gig bag a while ago, and gig bags were $90+. There were cases for 20+ cheaper than that.
  14. I have wall stands, kinda like the ones you see in guitar stores, were they hang by their neck, and the "handle" is screwed into the wall. I ran out of floor space, and my room is considerably small. The fact that i pick up or put down a guitar/bass at a minutes notice means that i always need one on demand. So, i hang them. See picture for a better idea.

    note: the acustic stays on a wall stand on the other side of the room, and the acustic that is sitting on the chair stays in its case, as well as the bass on the ground. i just arranged them like that for show reasons.
  15. here is a better shot of a guitar hanging on the wall.