|I’m in a bit a unique situation. A lot of women out there are trying to figure out what to buy their bass playing boy friends or husbands for Christmas. But for me, I’ve got a big Christmas bass guitar shopping list that I’d like for some handsome fellow to buy for me. Diamonds might be *most* girls best friend, but for me Santa Baby, I want bass guitars under the tree!
I know most guys want that vintage 1960 Fender Jazz bass under the tree. But let’s face it. You’d never pick out the right one. So this year I thought I just come up with a list of mostly stocking stuffers idea that that would be great for that bass playing boy or girl on your list…
|Cool Accessories For Any Bass Player|
|SN-5 GUITAR, BASS & VIOLIN TUNER These tuner are great for anyone that play guitar, bass guitar or violin in standard tuning.
|The Snark SN-2 All Instrument Clip-On Chromatic Tuner Chromatic tuners are great for players that play more than just guitar or bass guitar. These tuners are great for those that play instruments like the Pedal or lap steel guitars or Chapman Sticks. Even for guitar players that using non-standard tuning such as Open-G tuning these tuners are indispensable.
|Dunlop 473R Triangle Stubby Guitar Picks 3.0MM 2 Dozen Do bass players play with picks?? Some do. Most don’t. And those that do will probably deny it. Till you’ll find that some of the best bassist on the planet do use picks. When I’m playing with a pick, like Carol Kaye says, it has to be large and hard. These 3.00mm large triangle picks are about as large and hard as they come. And the grips make them easy to hang on to. These are my personal favourites. And this package comes with 24.|
|Levy’s Soft Suede Guitar Strap Even if your big strong man bass player doesn’t want to admit it. basses are heavy. And having a wide leather or suede can help to take the stress off of the players shoulder. These straps from Levy are my faves. Since the strap buttons on each are positioned differently and the basses themselves are different sizes, I like to have one strap for each bass that I own. I own a couple of these ones and they are awesome.|
|Levy’s Leathers MSS1-BLK Veg Tan Leather Guitar Strap Even if your big strong man bass player doesn’t want to admit it. basses are heavy. And having a wide leather or suede can help to take the stress off of the players shoulder. These straps from Levy are my faves. Since the strap buttons on each are positioned differently and the basses themselves are different sizes, I like to have one strap for each bass that I own. I own a couple of these ones and they are awesome.
|Schaller Security Locks Black, Silver, Gold What the heck are these shinny button things? Well I have to tell you, they are one of the most ingenious things to come along since seat belts for cars. If you’ve ever dropped a bass because the strap has come loose you have to have these. One part of the lock attaches permanently to your strap, the other part replaces the strap button on the bass. (Phillips screwdriver required). When you put on your bass the strap latches on to the button, making it virtually impossible for the strap to accidentally pop off. This is great for those heavy metal players, but it’s also just a good idea for anyone that wants to take care of their instruments. A great stocking stuffer and they go really well with the Levy straps mentioned above. Pick black, silver or gold to match the basses hardware, or pick silver if you’re sure which colour.|
|Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day On December 10 2007, Led Zeppelin performed a concert in London’s O2 Arena. The concert was filmed in HD and the sound is amazing. I’ve only seen the trailer, but would love to cuddle up with a bowl of popcorn and big glass of red wine to watch this after Christmas.|
|Hercules GS525B 5-Piece Guitar Rack For that true Bass-Aholic on your shopping list, this Hercules guitar rack is indispensable. How many times have you wanted to cuddle up on the couch and it was covered in basses. Well this will help with that problem. The guitar rack holds 5 bass guitars safely and securely. And will leave more room on the couch for you to get warm and watch It’s a Wonderful Life.|
|Hercules Stands Wallmount Guitar Hanger GSP39WB No room on the couch or the floor for all those bass guitars? How about the wall? That Royal Albert china is so blase anyway. Decorate your walls with basses instead. But if your honey is no handyman make sure he gets somebody with some building expertise to install the hanger before you showcase that ’51 Precision bass!|