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What would you buy if you had 500 to spend

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ToonD, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. ToonD


    Dec 9, 2013
    Imagine having a good bass and a good amp setup that you're happy with, and you're given a 500 dollar gift card for any music store. What would YOU buy? A second bass? Some effects? A normal guitar? A 5/6/7/12.. String to have some fun with? A cheaper fretless? Another instrument to experiment with?

    (Apologies if this has been covered and if it's in the wrong sub forum, mods, feel free to adjust/move/delete)

  2. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    i'd sell my "good" bass,
    add the proceeds to the $500.00,
    then buy a much better bass!;)
  3. Save it, if I had saved from the beginning instead of buying slightly better basses I would have gotten my dream bass years sooner than I would have. Although buying a couple packs of strings and keeping the remaining 400$ to save isn't a bad idea either.
  4. Clef_de_fa


    Dec 25, 2011
    maybe some effects or some basic recording software with a USB device like the M-Audio fast track that I had.
  5. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I'm currently saving my beans for a new powered monitor, So that's what I'd spend it on. I agree with the idea of saving it if there is nothing on your current "gotta have it list".
  6. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola

    Jan 26, 2013
    a warmoth custom jazz bass neck
  7. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Assuming I could spend it on what I wanted to spend it on, a Strymon Timeline. I'd probably put it into savings, though.
  8. RyanJD

    RyanJD Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2011
    I'd buy more silver.
    Or ammunition.

    Bass related though?
    Probably a small class D amp.
    Like the GK MB500 or similar.
  9. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    So it's a $500 gift card, not cash. I'd probably get a new micro amp of some kind.
  10. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are.

    Feb 11, 2008
    So. Cal.
    One of the Zoom recorders and a 6 string acoustic.
  11. Get a nicely worn MIM Precision, then drop the rest on a hot 60s RI pickup and vintage style hardware (reverse tuners, threaded bridge saddles, etc). Pretty much a Road Worn for half the price.
  12. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Can't really answer that without some more info about what the situation is ... for someone in a band maybe a second bass is a good idea, for someone mostly playing in the bedroom maybe a good headphone amp and a pair of headphones, or a multieffect pedal to have fun with.

    Or stock up on boring things like strings and music lessons.

    For a third option - $500 is a lot of beer ... ;)