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Timeless tools of the trade

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by FretNoMore, Sep 29, 2002.


  1. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I'm wondering what gear or instruments you feel are - or will become - timeless tools of the trade, things that always can be found in studios and on stage? Things where you sort of can't go wrong if you buy it? I have a few obvious ones that people come back to, like Fender P and J basses, MusicMan's, and Shure SM57 and SM58 microphones. Ampeg SVT and 8x10 in the amp department. I believe the SansAmp Bass Driver DI will become one of those standards, if it's not already.

    Can you think of other nominees?
     
  2. 1) manhassett music stand (you know, the black ones like they had in high school band...)

    2) duct tape

    3) guitar stands

    4) milk crate

    i can't remember a gig or a practice where we didn't use all of these.

    b
     
  3. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Phillips screwdrivers. Lighters to pry bottle caps of your favorite beverage. A peice of discarded carpet for the drum set.
    POWER STRIPS, AND EXTENSION CORDS!
    Nail clippers. A Van. The phone.
     
  4. :eek:

    almost forgot....

    5) those little velcro strips that you wrap around a coiled cable to keep it from going all bitchy and knotty and twisty on you

    i think they're called 'wrapperz' or something similar.
     
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    OK! :) This took a slightly different turn than I expected, but all the more fun!

    So...

    - A Leatherman tool
    - A Mag-lite
    - Batteries
     
  6. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    I'll second the power strips and extension cords.

    Also, Marshall stacks and Boss pedals.
     
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    9 volt batteries

    soldering iron, for quick fixes.

    A large 50 gallon waste basket.
     
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
  9. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    You are playing better gigs than I do! :D
     
  10. akg d112 kick drum mic,
    sharpie marker for notes - setlists,
    drum key
     
  11. Ahhh...DRUM KEY...Good suggestion...

    I have one myself. Sometimes ya gotta bail out 'yer buddy. Unless you don't care for the drummer and just tell him you don't have one...

    Rickenbacker 4003 maybe...
     
  12. mackie 1604 vlz mixer. extremely useful and popular!!!

    (mackie is a home state favorite here in the pacific northwest)

    :D
     
  13. plenty of picks. even if you don't use them, the guitarist will run out unexpectedly.
     
  14. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    A bass.
     
  15. The Line 6 DL4 seems to be reaching legendary status even as we speak....
     
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    But it didn't quite make it as it's just gone downhill slightly, as I proceed to "rubbish" it!! ;)
     
  17. Ian Hall

    Ian Hall

    May 31, 2002
    Rialto,CA
    Cute girl to distract the guitarist while you turn his volume down.
     
  18. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    :D
     
  19. seamus

    seamus

    Feb 8, 2001
    Jersey
    I'd agree on the SABDDI. Very portable and road worthy, sounds great, just plain good value for the money.