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Xmas gifts for working jazz double bassist?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Monk Of Funk, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Monk Of Funk

    Monk Of Funk

    Dec 22, 2013
    Not really sure what would be the best section for this post, but I was wondering about some good gift ideas for a working jazz bassist. They predominantly play double bass, but sometimes electric bass, and sometimes piano as well. They can read music and all that stuff also, and they are a working musician, so they have a lot of sort of the basics, like fake books, and stuff like that.

    But I was just wondering if anyone here has any good ideas as to what would be useful gift to get as a working bassist. I was thinking maybe an extra set of strings for a double bass.

    The price point I'm looking for is anything from like 30$-300$ sort of thing.

    just got him a fresh gig bag. I'm familiar with some things a musician might want, but since I don't play double bass I'm not sure what might be some handy things one would want to replace every so often or other sort of things I might not be aware of. Or any ideas anyone might have at all would be awesome.
  2. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009

  3. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Gaines Wheel or Bass Buggie.
  4. Monk Of Funk

    Monk Of Funk

    Dec 22, 2013
    Lol, thx. But I won't get him that, because he has another job also.
  5. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I've never met a bassist, upright or electric, who didn't genuinely appreciate a new set of strings for xmas.
  6. +1

    How about an A grade bow? I need one of these....now!
  7. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I have a friend who is a pretty small woman who plays DB. She got one of those little hand carts that's made for two golf bags. It fits a DB perfectly. She no longer carries her bass anywhere. She wheels it right to where she'll play it.