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Bass shops in Ca

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by reelbass, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. reelbass

    reelbass

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    Can anyone recommend bass shops in the Ventura/Santa Barbara/L.A. County area???

    Looking to get a decent 1/2 size bass for my son.

    thanks!
  2. LowNote

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    In Long Beach, the World of Strings. Ask for the owner, John Peterson. 562-599-3913.

    In Los Angeles, Los Angeles Bassworks. Lisa Gass, Owner. 323-953-5122

    John has a bigger shop and has more basses for sale than Lisa does. Both do excellent repair and setup work.
  3. charmicarmicat

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    stein on vine in hollywood.
  4. mister_k

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    Gary at Stein On Vine is great. He's been nothing but gold to me. I get all my work done there and bought my last bass through him. He's an incredible resource.
  5. hotdbass

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    I think Jerry at Lemur Music would also be a good source, he has double basse in all sizes and price ranges. The number isl 1-800 246-BASS. Good luck!
  6. Ben Joella

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    Lisa just moved to a new location (possibly bigger) and has my hands down vote for best bass shop in L.A.
  7. lagirlgwen

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    Though Jon has an excellent reputation, don't expect swift service at World of Strings. I'd hope to be able to tell you that I'm very satisfied with results, but I can't because my bass is still in his shop :meh:
  8. GirlBass

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    Lisa's new shop is awesome and she hands down does the best job, quickly, and for a fair price.
    Ben, have you been to the new shop?
    We miss you at usc!! And congrats on the Grand Rapids job :)
  9. Peter Ferretti

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    Hey Guys,

    I am in LA looking for surgens right now, for my dang ear. I am wandering over too Lisa's shop tomarrow, World of Strings Friday, Lemur Saturday. Maybe something will catch my eye....
  10. hotdbass

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    Lemur is not usally open on Saturdays. Better check with Jerry or his staff before you brave the Orange County traffic and find the doors locked.

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