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Playing bass... been thinking about selling off my guitar stuff...

Discussion in 'Bass' started by _Azrael, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. laristotle

    laristotle Gold Member

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    The cheap stuff that wont be missed when their roommate pawns it for a bag of weed.
     
  2. jimsz

    jimsz

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    Absolutely, sell guitar gear you aren't using, besides, how are you going to GAS for guitar gear when you already have it. That's part of the fun.
     
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  3. Budda

    Budda Gold Member

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    I had 5 guitars, a 100w head and 412 cab. Did it all wrong haha
     
  4. troyhead

    troyhead Gold Member

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    I'm kind of the opposite as I then played mostly just bass for years while only dabbling in guitar a little bit. But over the past 7 years or so I've started collecting more guitar gear and playing guitar 80% of the time. I have almost no bass gear, but what I have I like very much.

    What bass gear? To me, bass was always just bass -> cord -> amp. :)

    I never really got into tone chasing with bass, it was more about the parts I was playing than the sound. But guitar is all about tone chasing for me (probably because I don't have the chops, so I have to make up for it with good tone.) But that's also half the fun!

    Keep your best guitar stuff and sell the rest, and maybe some day you will want to embark on a new tone quest!
     
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  5. Milkman

    Milkman Gold Member

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    I like a simple approach with bass as well, but that’s mostly the sound man in me talking.

    Most bassists I know are as much about chasing tone as most guitarists.

    I sure don’t like effects on bass for the most part.

    P, Jazz or P/J through most decent bass amps, judiciously EQ’d and then straight to a DI (post eq) sounds great to me.
     
  6. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    Keep your gear, times and needs change, as do preferences and wants. I kind of fell into bass playing and have had bass jobs, guitar jobs, guitar and bass jobs, as well as other instruments, so luckily I've kept at least some gear for every eventuality. For a time I didn't have an electric guitar requirement and could have sold off or minimized my rig but wisely didn't because when I needed it I really needed it and couldn't have afforded to buy in again.

    Bass is awesome though, and the world needs good bass players.
     
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  7. _Azrael

    _Azrael

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    I’ve decided to keep kicking this can down the road a bit longer.

    I sold most of my underused/unloved guitar stuff to pay for my bass rig. The stuff I’m left with is the stuff I kept for specific reasons. I think it’s a waste for it to just sit there, but I don’t really need the money so there’s no real motivation to purge my basement.
     
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