|clokwise ||02-11-2014 03:13 PM |
Nashville, TN Suggestion?
I know I feel like I should have 1,000 connections at my fingertips but I am new to the upright world. Anyone have any suggestions of some places to go check out a few decent prices uprights in Nashville, TN? Theres always craigslist but I'd prefer to visit a shop where they know their stuff first. I currently play on an EUB, which I know is different and thats another argument for another day. But I'd love to, when money allows, to transition to a real upright.
|KUNGfuSHERIFF ||02-11-2014 03:22 PM |
Williams Fine Violins is well spoken of, and George Gruhn has a few interesting pieces in stock.
|clokwise ||02-11-2014 03:37 PM |
Thanks guys! I had saw Williams in a Google search and wanted to check it out. I've been in Gruhn's several times before mostly just to drool on stuff before they make me leave. Incredible shop. Can't afford a thing in there! But great place.
|scotch ||02-11-2014 03:39 PM |
Dustin Williams at Williams Fine Violins! That's the place to start.
|Bill Baldock ||02-11-2014 05:11 PM |
|jazzbill ||02-11-2014 07:41 PM |
|jolok ||02-12-2014 11:41 AM |
I bought a decent ply from Nashville Violins, and, while I haven't had any work done on the bass there, I was very happy with their service and I really like the bass -- well setup and very playable for a noob :)
|Jeremy Darrow ||02-12-2014 12:06 PM |
Williams is the best shop for basses in town.
|Heifetzbass ||02-12-2014 02:02 PM |
I second, or third, or fifth (lost count) the Williams recommendation!
|clokwise ||02-12-2014 02:20 PM |
Awesome. Thanks guys. I will try to go visit them this weekend. I wish they were open when I got off work :( I'd love to drop by before then!
|MikeBNashville ||02-12-2014 03:56 PM |
also, check out corner music, i was just in there and they have a couple of pretty good used DB's for sale.
|clokwise ||02-12-2014 04:12 PM |
Thanks Mike. I am def going to try to get over to Williams this weekend. I do like their rental option to see if its for me. Unfortunately, purchasing one is not in the near future yet. I don't quite have the $1k+ to drop on that yet :)
|pnchad ||02-12-2014 04:26 PM |
I'll have to make the
Williams trip too - 4 hrs for me but it's a nice day trip
|MikeBNashville ||02-12-2014 07:56 PM |
right on clok, yeah, williams would be the place to go. also, if you are actually in nashville, ive got an older bass (that will need to be restrung) that i MIGHT let ya mess around on. i actually got it at the flea market for $200. theres no name anywhere on it, but it sounds decent, especially for someone trying to get the feel.
|clokwise ||02-12-2014 08:01 PM |
Mike that would be incredible. I would love that actually. If you ever come to conclusion let me know. I won't pressure :) Im thinking about giving the rental a spin just to see. $75 for a month ain't so bad. I really would love to be able to just sit in at some bluegrass jams. Or some of the various bands around that need upright. I'm a long time electric and have just recently decided I really wanted an upright. I'm not a career musician but it sure is a fun hobby.
|Ike Harris ||02-12-2014 08:19 PM |
If he still has them, David Spicher had some basses for sale at his place. Might be a good deal there. Send me a pm if you're interested. Also check Holmes website for the Jackson area shop.
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