What's the best non-musical accessory you've ever bought?

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by Drucifer, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
    What's the best non-musical accessory you've ever bought? Not a bass or amp or effect or strings. Tuner or cable, maybe. Tools, straps, accessories, stands, all welcome. No bashing.

    Some of mine that come to mind:
    Dolly (aka hand truck): link
    Fan (aka air circulator): link
    Gig bag: link
    Stand: link

    I'd like to know yours, so I can go out and spend some more money on stuff. I need some non-musical GAS.
  2. ProfFrink


    Jan 16, 2015
    Ever...? This is a tough one.

    Probably my Comfort Strapp's and the Neotech straps. I'm not sure I could have continued without these
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  3. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Glasses are hard to beat.
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  4. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Gaffers tape?
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  5. Pandastylebass

    Pandastylebass The Moon Machine

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Tools for proper set up maintenance
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  6. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
  7. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Wait a second...
    Except for the fan/dolly, which are multi use items, everything you listed is music related.
    You want non-music? Socks. That's right, socks. can't tune'em, pluck'em, slap'em or plug'em in.:D

    And let's not forget a good crowbar...
    It's where all the young ravens go for happy hour.:roflmao:

    Carry on...
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  8. farace


    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    Dremel tool.
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  9. jchrisk1


    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    Grolsch beer. For the strap lock washers...well, that's just a bonus for me. I love me some grolsch. Unfortunately, I can only buy it at one place around here, and it's never on the way.
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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Soldering Iron
    Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station FX-888D FX-888 (blue & yellow) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ANZRT4M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_QJV.CbN78ER6K

    Mini display port to HDMI 10ft cable. It allows me to put my computer screen on the big screen for practice. I sometime put lyrics up there. I sometimes control my Amazing Slow Downer app up there. But I can stand behind my mic and see everything I'm doing on my computer.
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  11. Probably the best thing was an advent calendar from a couple of years ago. Instead of chocolates, each day you'd get a new screw driver piece, to eventually make up a full set of Mikro Kraftform & Kraftform tool set from Wera. Fits in a gig bag very easily, only handy thing it's missing is a pair of pliers but I'm not complaining. My basses all have a mixture of screw sizes so this is such a great kit. The case has velcro so I can stick it to the rat fur on top of my amp during a gig incase of a quick adjustment.

    Similar to this, but has 2 driver sizes - Kraftform Kompakt 60, 62 - Wera Product finder

    Was such a cool gift idea! It's no surprise my dad is a handyman. :woot:
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  12. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    My MONO Vertigo, hands down.
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  13. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
  14. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Pochett cases for some of my clarinets.

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  15. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Something that really helped me get my head right and allowed me to focus on music.

  16. jthisdell


    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
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  17. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    a good waterproof backpack
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  18. Master Chief

    Master Chief

    Jun 4, 2010
    Earplugs, hands-down.

    Used to own Alpine Musicsafe Pros, switched to EarPeace recently.
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  19. Compression socks for long gigs standing & jumping around all night. (Actually they’re my snowboarding socks). Less tired on the gig, less sore the next day.

    MarkBass Bass Keeper. It’s a guitar Stand replacement - Velcro your bass’ neck to you cabs’ side handle. Small, light, plus keeps cables bundled in my gig case.

    Hearos earplugs.
    Comfort Strapp.
    Hand cart.
    Mono M80 Dual bass gig bag
    Floor fan. Industrial strength.
    Amazing Slow Downer app iPhone
    Velcro cable ties.

    Black Suitcase (got it for free, does that count?). Carry on sized with wheels & telescoping handle. Fits micro amp, backup amp, pedalboard, cables, mic, tools, spares, etc. Fits on top of my 212 cab perfectly too.
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  20. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Custom fitted 15 db cut earplugs.