Wall mounting your bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by eric atkinson, Aug 18, 2001.

  1. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Hey guys iam wanting to mount my basses to the wall kinda like music stores do! Does anyone have any good ideas on a safe way to do this? I would like to have them up to show and be able to pull them down and jam without taken them out of there cases! But my prob is that i live in a very old victorean home that doesnt have what you would call support 2 by 4s! So any ideas?
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <b><u>Off the Wall</b></u>
    <img src="http://www.zzounds.com/g/l/OTWWM2.jpg">
    <b><u>String Swing</b></u>
    <img width=325 height= 253 src="http://www.stringswing.com/jpgfiles/ccoone.jpg">
    It comes w/3 screws & 3 anchors that screw onto the wall & the screw go's into the ancor. It costs about $20 each & I have 2 of these & 3 String Swings in my living room. :)

    <a href="http://www.theoremnyc.cjb.net"><img width=385 height=70 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41535909&Sequence=0&res=high"></a>
  3. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Cool thanks! Yeah they are plaster! That was my problem! I cant mount anything to these walls!
  4. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    basses are also great decorative items IMO


  5. Nice to see with both use the same excuse.

  6. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Does GC carry any type of wall hanger?
  7. virtual.ray


    Oct 25, 2000
    I like the String Swing best because the whole hook that the neck hangs on is rubber covered and adjustable,and the anchor for the mounting screws is nice and hefty.I've got 10 of 'em and they hold even my heaviest axes w/o a glitch.
  8. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Unfortunately, houses in Melbourne here have mostly plaster walls - I have thought about wall-mounting my basses too - you would probably need a brick or cement wall for that swing-thing to work as a lot of basses are heavy. I did however display my electric upright on its tripod in my spare room / music room for a while though - it does make a nice modern sculpture...
  9. All my basses live in their cases - much better for them to be kept out of the dust/sunlight/cat-fur/atmospheric-pollutants of my house. They stay in tune better also. In my experience anyway...

    - Wil
  10. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    A good anchor insert will work in plaster. I had a GT-7 (briefly :p ),
    and used a mount very similar to the two-hole String Swing to hang it.
    A Conk 7 is a heavy sum'gun, so I stopped at the local Home De-pot
    and got a sturdier anchor set. Also, with the relatively cheapie
    unit I bought, I had to do an "Incredible Hulk" and spread the two
    prongs to accommodate the wider neck. Otherwise, no worries :D .
  11. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Thanks notduane - a GT-7 is exactly what I have, so I will investigate this... now what will I tell my wife when she comes home and sees my 7-string hanging above our bed? ;)
  12. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    ummm...uhhh...You decided to call your Conk "Damocles"? :p
  13. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Hey, i was thinking of doing this to, but i live in a in a "Trailer" its big, but the walls are,,,,,well, i could punch one in du to the fact that there not even an inch in width. whould i just have to find a support to put them on?
  14. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Are there like aluminum "studs" anywhere in the wall?
    If so, I would think sheet metal screws...


    What's the inner wall material? Panelling over drywall?
    Maybe some type of toggle bolt would work...

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    The Home De-pot site has some good info.
    Try a search there on "anchor" :)