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Bass/Instrument shop in New Orleans?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ModuMan, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

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    I will be in New Orleans this week and I wanted to ask if anyone has a favorite shop there?

    Also, I won't have a car so just looking for something within the city.

    Thanks!
  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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  3. rivergoblin

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    its hard to believe but there isn't many (good) music shops in Nola The place mentioned above moved across the river, not sure it would be worth a visit. there is a quality bass store outside baton rouge but thats too far. of course..guitar center is here
  4. adivin

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    Sad, but true.
  5. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

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    That is indeed surprising! I checked out the site and it says "walking distance from the French Quarter" but it seems like that includes swimming across the Mississippi River?

    I was hoping there might be some more "local" places. We've got a Guitar Center or three here in CT.:meh:
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    It's not really too far to drive to The Perfect Bass in Baton Rouge. It'd be worth it - if the OP had a car.
  7. RandyMolson

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    There is a public transit (bus) shuttle between NOLA and BR a few times a day, in case there are a few other BR things that you want to combine into a day.
  8. fourstringgirl

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    The rest of my band lives in and around the Metairie/Kenner area (north/northwest of the city) and they all use C&M Music. Never been there myself but I'd like to check it out based on their positive opinions.

    I live in Gulfport, MS so other than GC and C&M I don't have clue as to what else is there.
  9. fenwickbacker

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    There is a ferry across the river from downtown to Algiers Point, so may not be as hard to reach as it seems.

    Agree on C&M - really cool people, but haven't been in awhile to know their stock.

    No dedicated bass shop I know of - I lost track of a luthier that worked many basses and double basses, Sal Giardina.

    Enjoy your stay here - catch some live local music. Check out WWOZ 90.7FM or online for listings and info.
  10. adivin

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    Check out WTUL 91.5. (Tulane)

    C&M has Rickenbacker, Fender, and a few others.

    Todd's Mucic Express has G&L and Reverend and some nice used basses on consignment.

    Perfect Bass in Baton Rouge has Music Man and a wide selection of amps and cabs in stock.

    New Orleans Music Exchange on Magazine St is also worth checking out.
  11. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

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    Cool, thanks for the suggestions and good to know about the ferry!

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