What's in your case besides your bass?

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by Miles_ONeal, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Wrangler of Raucous Thunder Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
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    This is my main bass case.
    1. Cleaning cloth
    2. Instrument cable
    3. iPad Mini
    4. Apple charging cable
    5. Beats headphones charging cable
    6. Dual port USB charger
    7. Clip-on lamp for charts on a dark stage
    8. Mints
    9. Bag of picks
    10. Hex wrenches for bridge
    Not shown: Beats headphones, strap

    My second bass just has a strap, cleaning cloth, and instrument cable.
    I keep the straps on the basses. Makes for fast, safe changes, and I like the different straps with the different basses.

    What's in your case?

    Also, anyone else remember Mars Music?
     
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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Strap. And I remember Mars Music well...the brainchild of the Circuit City franchise started it. I thought both were great ideas but neither are around anymore.
     
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  3. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Strap
    Clip-on tuner
    10 ft. Instrument cable
    Polishing cloth
    Allen wrenches
    Phillips head screwdriver
    Random picks
     
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  4. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Wrangler of Raucous Thunder Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
    Circuit City is back, but only online AFAICT.
    I liked Mars. The one in Austin hired local musicians and felt like a local store, only huge and much better stocked. (They caught grief about their "check your purchases on the way out" policy but that never bothered me.)
     
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  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I was eternally grateful that they got rid of Ace Music in Florida. Ace Music's salespeople all felt like they were superstars.
     
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  6. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Wrangler of Raucous Thunder Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
    Some years ago, there were a couple of those in Atlanta. No idea about the Atlanta marketplace today, except that my favorite small music store is gone.
     
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  7. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Kentucky
    I have different things in cases. Generally just a cloth, extra picks, adjustment tool that's specific to that bass. Thunderbird cases have the straps. Gig bag has more tools and my main strap, a couple batteries and anything else necessary at the time like extra cables, if one/some are not already at the location.
     
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  8. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Wrangler of Raucous Thunder Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
     
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  9. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Wrangler of Raucous Thunder Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
    Thanks for the reminder. Bridge hex wrenches in the other ZipLock.
     
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  10. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Strap
    Wireless set
    Spare cable as back up
    Folding wedge to angle a speaker up
    Clip on tuner
    9volt battery and screw driver
    Felt picks for me assorted picks just in case our guitarist doesn't have a back up.
    Spare power cable for my amp.
    Golf pencil and red dry erase marker
     
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  11. Actually it was the CEO of Office Depot (A Guitarist) that started MARS Music. They started in Florida, grew damn near overnight and really over estimated there market share. That’s what killed them. Most of they’re inventory was bought at bankruptcy by musicians friend, Sam ash took over a lot of they’re retail spaces. I used to work for them back in the late 90s, still have Mars Shirts somewhere. I built a bunch of store display controls and also worked in sales. That was an interesting side job.
     
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  12. As for what in my bass case-
    Strap
    Cable
    Wireless TX w/cable
    Batteries 9v, AA, CR-2032
    TC Clip On Tuner
    Polish Cloth
    Small Towel
    Small notebook and sharpie
    1/2” gaff tape
    A few adjustment tools
    Bag o picks
    Chunk of foam (mute)
    Ear Plugs

    I have another bag full of spare crap and odds and ends, cables, strings, tools, flashlight, etc
     
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  13. Nashrakh

    Nashrakh

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    2x 3m instrument cables
    1x patch cable
    A small toolkit for emergency repairs
    Spare 9v battery
    Any sheet music I might need
    Ear plugs
     
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  14. nixdad

    nixdad

    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Strap
    3 x cables
    Bag of picks
     
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  15. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Strap, Ibuprofen, Prilosec, and a bag of #@&^. lol
     
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  16. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Eugene
    Small tuner, 2 instrument cables. I want to keep it light.

    The extra batteries, repair tool kit, wireless etc all go in backpack
     
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  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Whoops! Right...Office Depot. They're still around :D
     
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  18. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    Mine changes on if I am giggin' or practicing. For example, I don't bring marijuana to shows (at least not in my case) but I've typically got something in my HSC for practice.
     
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  19. got a small 'gig bugout bag' stashed inside, can move between gigbags-
    main strap & backup, 1/4' cable & backup, extra strings, extra 3-ft speaker cab cables (speakon & 1/4"), Snark backup-tuner (for Polytune), fuses for amp, cheap Pyle DI box, backup StrapLocks, batteries (9V, aa, aaa), mag-light, swiss army knife (the Tinker, w/ philips & reg screwdrivers), wirecutters, earplugs, dollar-tree extra reading glasses & sunglasses, black electrical tape, 1/4"-to-xlr adapter, 1/4"-to-mini adapter, small Purell (ultra helpful if you're all already onstage ready to hit but you grabbed some cord with sticky gummy tape residue), some Advil packets, small toothbrush/paste, set of new guitar strings if needed by bandmate, approx $40 cash, & a book of transcriptions for downtime. decades as bandleader & touring has revealed each one of these to be a situation-saver.
     
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  20. Strap only, extras go in this. Apparentley its for a d class amp but it holds most of the odds and sods.
    I have quite a few basses and they all have there own strap.
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