What would be your ideal rig?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Funk³, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Funk³


    Apr 12, 2015
    Hey everyone,

    I'm sure there have been many threads like this on TB, but I wanted to find out about different bassists preferences! So, say you've just won a competition at NAMM, where you ideal rig will be given to you for free. You have to choose wisely, and it can be anything! Want a vintage Gibson Thunderbird running into a hand-wired, steel plated Ampeg combo? Why the hell not!

    You can choose:
    Five basses
    Three effects
    One preamp
    One amp head and cab

    P.S I'd prefer it if you didn't say something like a $500,000 Jerzy Drozd which is made from Jesus' fingernails :roflmao:
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2015
  2. Funk³


    Apr 12, 2015
    Mine would be:

    Basses: Dingwall ABZ 6 Natural (with Darkglass Tone Capsule, swamp ash body, wenge neck, Hipshot D-Tuner), Turan Whale 6 (subtle flame maple top, korina body, bubinga neck), Prat 18-String (korina body, figured walnut top, alder neck), Fender Custom Shop Fretless PJ (3-colour burst, ebony board, maple neck), and Ken Lawrence 11-String (copy of Jean Baudin's, but without the inlay).
    Effects: Darkglass B7K, Darkglass Super Symmetry compressor, Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport Sr.
    Preamp: Axe FX XL+
    Amp head: A modified Ampeg SVT CL that fits in a rack mount, leading into a Zilla 6x10 cab with a black matte metal grill and white leather casing).
  3. vmabus


    Nov 1, 2013
    It would include one of these:
  4. Funk³


    Apr 12, 2015
    Oh, how I wish that was a production model :D
  5. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Mine is probably this:
    Warrior 5 String Bolt-on(Will be here tomorrow)
    Ric 4003
    G&L LB-100
    Traynor YBA-300
    Traynor 4X12 Cab
    DarkGlass B3K
    So Basically I have my Dream Rig Minus the 4X12 and B3K.
    If the Warrior 5'r is even close to as sweet as my 4 String Warrior,I'll be set for life.
  6. Funk³


    Apr 12, 2015
    Great! I pray you do a NBD!
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  7. 10cc

    10cc Inactive

    Oct 28, 2013
    It would be a hybrid between Peterbuilt, Kenworth and a Freightshaker. Its called Peterworthshaking:roflmao:
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  8. Dream rig

    My buddy has this beater 69 p bass. It looks like its been through a woodchipper and someone painted the name of their band on it...but ummagaw it plays and sounds amazing..so....that
    For my effects I'll say. Cw or green muff,my s.hawk 3 to boost the muff and a future impact to get disgustingly synthy/grindy..(when they come out)

    Pre..I'm actually having a tube pre built for me by rst custom ..its based on the front end of a green/matamp w the tone stack before the gain stage.. I'll post pics when it's done.
    cab...fearful 1515/66 w faitals cause its sick and I could make u poop w my lows

    Amp...maybe an old orange slave unit. Pure, clean ,huge ..
  9. Basses: Rob Allen MB2 6 string, CB polyester coated fretless with Bartolini P/J pickups, Stambaugh 4 string with Kahler EMG P/J pickups and Pope pre, Conklin fretless with Dymondwood fingerboard and piezo, Peavey Cirrus 6 string fretted.

    Effects: chorus/flange, distortion, octave

    Pre-amp: not sure how much I really need one

    Amp: Ampeg SVT4Pro to a 4x10 and 115.
  10. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Heck, I'm pretty much there.
    2x Dingwall Combustions
    Spector Euro 5 LX
    EBMM Bongo 5 HS, fretless (unlined)
    [I would add a 6 string Dingwall]

    Plugged into Axe-Fx II (amp/cab/fx modeler)

    Which goes to
    QSC PLX1804 + Audio Kinesis ThunderChild 118 for on-stage monitoring

    (The only thing I don't own from the above is the 6 string Dingwall)
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  11. Funk³


    Apr 12, 2015
    That sounds like a kickass setup:thumbsup:

    What genre(s) do you play?
  12. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Well, my two gigging bands right now are a hard rock (ish?) band and a heavy metal band.
    Overall, I'm pretty thrilled with the setup. It covers quite a lot of ground, and easily nails tones that are "in my head".
  13. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Pretty much have it.
    Takamine B10 >> Acoustic Image Clarus >> Berg 112

  14. Unfinely Tuned

    Unfinely Tuned

    May 11, 2012
    New Jersey
    I have my Ampegs and my RG Custom Bass. I'm going to order a lefty Prat soon. The B15 is a '66 with vintage NOS tubes and the SVTII is loaded with Svetlana Sed 6550's and 12ax7's. The cab is a Low Down Sound loaded with the Faital Neo 15pr400 driver. IMG_20151017_010845.jpg

    The RG bass is loaded with EMG'S and an 18v preamp. I also own a G&L LB100 not pictured.
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  15. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    L2000 or LB100 with octave pedal and delay pedal into a mesa d180 through two orange 115s
  16. theduke1


    Dec 22, 2010
    Sussex WI
    I have mine 20150411_143309.jpg 20150321_110702.jpg
  17. For the basses
    1.ebmm stingray 5hh for standard
    2. Probably another one for whole step down
    3. Probably a warwick dolphin 5 because why not
    4.back up for eb 1
    5.back up for eb 2

    1. if you consider overdrives effects darkglass b3k, mxr phase 90, tc electronic corona chorus
    2. (if you dont consider overdrives effects) some sort of wah, phase, corona

    Hartke lh1000 into a hydrive 810

    I sort of have the little version of this now I have a sub 5 into the lh500 and hydrive 410 and have the chorus and phaser.

    But i am ordering a musicman probably tomorrow maybe this weekend, plan on getting the B3k after christmas, wah sometime after
  18. Unfinely Tuned

    Unfinely Tuned

    May 11, 2012
    New Jersey
    Theduke1- that G&L finish is awesome. I think a fretless L2K would sound great. Here is mine. 20151106_094721.jpg
  19. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Rick Ampeg1.jpg
    Have it.
    Anything more would be too heavy.
  20. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Five basses:

    1. Pedulla Buzz fretless (yes, the four string)
    2. Wal Mk 1 fretless
    3. 1966 Fender Jazz (like the one I had but had to sell)
    4. Zon Legacy Elite
    5. NS Omni Bass

    Three effects:

    1. Strymon Timeline
    2. Strymon Blue Sky
    3. FDeck HPF

    One preamp:

    1. 3 Leaf Audio Enabler (unless Spencer's new thing is another preamp, in which case it would be that)

    One head:

    1. Aguilar TH500 (unless the Bergantino head is all that)

    One cab:

    1. Bergantino CN112