What to get...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Kipp Harrington, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Hello fellow TBers. My birthday is coming up shortly and I was wondering what bass-related item I should ask for. I’ve got every tool I need for a setup, don’t need strings for years (just put some flats on both my basses), I have nice straps, a nice tuner, etc. Maybe some more cleaning products or such. I was thinking of a looper pedal (like the Ditto) but I don’t think I would put it to much use. Perhaps another kind of pedal. Don’t want a compressor pedal or any type of modulation pedal... I’m pretty straight forward when it comes to tone/sound. Any and all ideas/suggestions are appreciated.
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  2. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Guitar stand? Pickups? Lesson(s)? USB interface? Mic?

    Or just put cash in the rainy day fund? Not glamorous, but very practical!
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  3. Thanks for the suggestions, Alan. Yeah, maybe another stand is in order. I will definitely consider that. Thanks again :thumbsup:
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  4. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    Assuming you're looking at the lower end stuff ...

    String cleaner
    Headphone amp
    Gig wardrobe stuff?
    Mic stand gadgets (tray, fan, pick holder, etc)
    Cable organizer stuff (ties, markers)
    Little bags for gear organizing
    Gaffer's tape
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  5. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    gear bag?
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  6. Thanks mrcbass. I appreciate the suggestions.
  7. JW56789

    JW56789 Guest

    Feb 18, 2017
    Better cables. After a point, you're wasting money, but I do like Mogamis better than generics. I'm always surprised to see lots of guys with serious axes and amps and $5 cables, and it seems to be the last thing we think about. I'm NOT paying a grand for some 'Vaporware Especial' with braided unobtanium, but I've learned cheap cables with pin-prick soldering and no stress-relief will come back to bite you in the hindquarters . . . . .
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  8. Thanks man. I just got a new cable I’m real happy with. And the ones that I have already have lasted me for about 15 years and are still doing pretty well. They were from Fulltone
  9. Gruv Gear Fret Wraps?

    Maybe ask for a gift certificate of a local or online shop, then you can get whatever you want.
  10. True that... good suggestion.
  11. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Pownal, ME
    Envelope Filter. They're just fun...
  12. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Pandora subscription.
  13. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Happy birthday, Kipp!
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  14. TheLowDown33

    TheLowDown33 Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    SW Connecticut
    One of those Hercules stands, a Mono dual gig bag, an interface, a case for something that doesnt have a case, or maybe some musical literature, either educational or for fun.
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  15. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    Shiny pants and glitter?:woot:
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  16. Got Spotify :thumbsup:
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  17. Whoa!!! Badass!
  18. Thanks Spidey! You’ve always been cool to me :thumbsup:
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  19. If I didn’t already have 2 gig bags, I would definitely consider the Mono!
  20. shadven

    shadven Twang-tastic Bass Player and Song Writer Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock, therefore I am.
    I'd get a 1960 Fender P-bass.
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