which bass to take to out of town gig?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xcental34x, Sep 26, 2004.

Which bass to take to gig?

Poll closed Oct 3, 2004.
  1. Fender P-bass

    12 vote(s)
  2. MusicMan SUB

    3 vote(s)
  3. buy a gig bag and take both

    21 vote(s)
  1. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    I have one case for my basses, and an out of town show this coming Friday. I'm torn on which bass to take. My SUB has that bright Stingray sound that I think sounds great for my solos and helps to cut through better, but my new P-bass just sounded so good at practice, and it made it seem to sound natural with those progressions. I haven't gigged with the P-bass yet, but I also want to put in an SPB-3 in it, which I won't have before the show. So take a pick. Or both maybe?
  2. eww fender

    i voted for the musicman
  3. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    If the P makes the lines sound more natural, than take the P. Do what's best for the band, not your solos.
  4. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    I meant the P-bass blends in more with the sound of the band and doesn't stand out as much as the SUB. I love the sound of both, but I just can't decide.
  5. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    COIN TOSS! :eek:

    (I'm being serious.)

    What model is the Fender? Standard? Pics?
  6. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Buy a GigBag (You'll need one sooner or later) or Borrow one and take both.
  7. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Its a Special Edition MIM. It has a natural finish and rosewood board, and satin finish neck. Very smooth playing, and the pickup is surprisingly good for a MIM. Very solid construction too.
  8. Synthia


    Jun 8, 2003
    Dude take them both out! You'll nerver regret it.

  9. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Fender P bass.
  10. RLT


    Jul 10, 2004
    South Central OH
    Take them both. I'm paranoid, the weirdest things can happen. ;)
  11. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I have 3 basses out on this tour. A 5 and 2 fours.
  12. always bring a spare if you can, it sucks to be left high n' dry before a gig with a busted bass (personal experience)
  13. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España

    Someone can steal both of your basses.... so you better take a good bass (or a few ones deppending on how many you own) to gig but not the best.