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touring bassists need help ( jazzbass content)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ahhhson, Nov 18, 2003.


  1. Ahhhson

    Ahhhson Guest

    Jun 5, 2003
    ALBANY NY 518
    Here my situation

    I own a Yamaha BBN4 and an Ernie Ball Musicman.

    My bands are just starting to go out on tour next month and im a little bit shaky about bringing my musicman to artic canada and tropical florida b/c its not the worst with weather changes but has been tempermental at times.

    But i still think its a good idea to bring two basses.

    The Yamaha is a shoe in b/c i use it more as a practice bass and to 'toss around' and tend to save the MM for local shows and recording.

    I was thinking about picking up a fender mexican jazz bass as a second companion to bring in addition to the yamaha.

    Should I do so or quit being a puss and being the Ernie Ball?

    I play in a hardcore punk band and heres my setup for better determing how the mex jazzes sizes up for me.
    Ampeg svt810e
    Sansamp RBI
    QSC 1850 HD

    Im not looking for anything ground breaking in quality or sound but are these at least decent or comparible to the yamahas? thank in advance everyone.
     
  2. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Well you could probably use a Jazz anyway. Right? ;)

    I live in Canada and can testify that the MIM Jazz I had worked well in all weather conditions. I only had to adjust the neck twice a year. If you are comfortable adjusting the neck of your bass I can't see why you wouldn't bring along the EB.

    Dan :bassist:
     
  3. Please remember you said, I'm just agreeing with you.

    Quit being a puss and play your MM, it has the sound and feel you are comfortable with, why else do you have it?

    [​IMG]
    Treena
     
  4. Bring your basses.

    I live in FL. The humidity in FL isn't that bad this time of year (Nov-Feb).
     
  5. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    I live in Tampa Florida, and this time of year
    the Humidity is alot lower than in the summer.
    So it should not be an issue. I will tell you
    this however. If your going to play in Tampa
    at any Venue in Ybor city. DO NOT leave your
    gear alone, not for a second. The place is unsafe
    and alot of guys have had gear stolen, including
    Tom Peterson from Cheap trick. As far as the mim
    Jazz Basses, I have 2 of them a Fretless and a
    Deluxe 5 string. They had there truss rod's
    set summer before last, and are still perfect.
     
  6. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    none
    I second this hold hardly.
     
  7. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    If you get a Jazz Bass, get the American model with the graphite reinforced necks. They won't budge!
     
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    regardless...

    Bring your workhorses, they are meant to be played, right?