Nashville, TN Suggestion?

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  1. clokwise

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    Hi!
    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.
    Thanks
     
  2. KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    Williams Fine Violins is well spoken of, and George Gruhn has a few interesting pieces in stock.
     
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    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.
     
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  6. scotch

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    Dustin Williams at Williams Fine Violins! That's the place to start.
     
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    Carter Vintage Guitars currently has a couple uprights. They are also great people to deal with. http://cartervintage.com/
     
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    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 :)
     
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    Williams is the best shop for basses in town.
     
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    I second, or third, or fifth (lost count) the Williams recommendation!
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  12. clokwise

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    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!
     
  13. MikeBNashville

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    also, check out corner music, i was just in there and they have a couple of pretty good used DB's for sale.
     
  14. clokwise

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    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 :)
     
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    Williams trip too - 4 hrs for me but it's a nice day trip
     
  16. MikeBNashville

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    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.
     
  17. clokwise

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    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.
     
  18. Ike Harris

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    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.

    Ike
     

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