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14th street Guitar Center

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Youngspanion, Nov 30, 2005.


  1. Yesterday, during lunch, I walked down to 14th street to get a pair of 59$ head phones and I went into the bass corner of the store. They have a nice '93 Stingray and a nice new one. the new one is Black with a black PG and a maple neck, while the older one what a dark red with black PG and a maple neck. Both sounded real hot and with a nice set up the black one would be as nice as the red one. I've got gas but no ROLAIDS (sp. MONEY). :crying:
     
  2. Did you check out the $10,000 Jazz bass in the vintage room?

    Mike
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    There isn't a guitar center on 14th Street. It's on Van Ness Ave. :confused:
     
  4. Wait - Aren't we talking about Manhattan?

    Mike
     
  5. fenderx55

    fenderx55

    Jan 15, 2005
    NYC/Queens
    yeah we are. You check out that $28,000 PRS on the wall?
     
  6. tiredman9

    tiredman9

    Aug 15, 2005
    New York
    Seeing how as the poster of the topic lists himself from New York, Im assuming we are discussing the one in new york. Its okay but a little pricey. I prefer the stores that line Music Row at 48th street.
     
  7. No, but I'm probably going to go there in the next week or so.

    That vintage room has some pretty you'd-better-sit-down-and-catch-your-breath prices.

    Last time I was there, they had a 70s Gibson G3 in excellent condition with original case for $1,800 !!! :eek:

    Interesting room, but too rich for me.

    Mike
     
  8. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    its kinda nice that GC showed up in union square. now i dont have to go 40 blocks just to get overpriced strings. :smug:
     
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Yeah, but the thread title would lead you to believe that there's only one 14th Street in the entire world - or that all TalkBassers live in Manhattan. ;)
     
  10. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Furthermore, wouldnt your comment lead us to believe theres only one 14th street in CA?


    Speaking of cool basses there, did anyone check out the $6300 Jack Bruce??? One of the people who worked there (I think he's some type of manager) told me that its one of only 3 in the US.

    I love that GC, they always have cool things. Im curious about that salmon colored bass they have... the guy said it was from Japan, and that there really arent too many in the US.
     
  11. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    yea,

    they had one of the first Fender Rory Gallagher "beat to crap" relic strats. would i ever buy something in there. probably not, but they do carry some cool gear.

    also, the clinics from nearby Bass/Drum Collective are quite cool, i.e. last year's John Patitucci / Antonio Sanchez workshop.
     
  12. Did anyone notice if that desert gold Bongo 5 was still there?

    It was down to $999 the last time I was there. (a month ago)

    Christmas is coming, so I don't dare, but January... :bassist:

    Perhaps. ;)

    Mike
     
  13. How telepathic: I just checked my answering machine at home, and guess who left me a message about a sale this weekend?

    SAM ASH !!! :D

    Strange, huh?

    Mike
     
  14. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR

    Theyre probably just jealous of GC :hyper:
     
  15. My apologies to all who don't live in the New York City area. A bit of arrogance on my end.

    I believe the dessert gold was still there. Was it a five string? There was a nice double buck there too.
    I would rather shop on 48th street (Manhatten) because the selection is better. There are two Sam Ash stores and two Guitar Centers in New Jeresy, not too far from Staten Island, that I like to play in.



    I love to bass shop. I really do.
     
  16. MIke. The next time you go, there is an 80,000 dollar guitar there. Its on the column with two other guitars. I was so stunned at the price, that I cant remember if it was a bass or not.
     
  17. Err, the Sam Ash on 48th street always has a pretty dull collection. The only out of the ordinary basses they have are the Prestige Ibanez BTB and SR. Manny's is cool but the selection is nothing compared to 14th street GC. Rudy's is well... For people who have good paying jobs, big wallets, and a credit card. None of which I have. The only basses in Rudy's I can afford are the MM SUBS (which I think are unbelievably crappy) and maybe a new Rickenbacker 4003. The last they had, they overpriced it any way, the guy told me $1300 without case :confused: :spit:


    GC on 14 always has a changing selection. There is only one guy thats a complete ******* (long pony tailed white guy with a gut). I've never seen anything overpriced, besudes some of the used basses (like the USA Lakland, Ibanez Fretless, Pedulla's and that ESP made Salmon Colored bass). Just because things are marked with a high price, doesn't mean that you'll pay what it's marked. There's a guy in there by the name of Ron who is probably the collest guy who works in there. He wont bull**** you (even if you know nothing) and will give you a reasonable price on whatever.
     
  18. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Where did I say anything about California? :confused:
     
  19. I'll have to go there this weekend to check out the 80 grand piece. I heard on the radio that GC is having a sale this weekend too.

    And yes, the desert gold Bongo is a 5 string. It's been there about a year and a half; I can't figure out why no one has taken it. :confused: It started out with an almost $1,400 price tag, and now it's down to $999.00.

    I agree with Thirdbassist: GC's stock does change every few months. Except for that desert gold Bongo, and the two fretless Warwicks also priced at $999.00 each.

    Mike
     
  20. jacochops

    jacochops

    Jul 2, 2000
    Suzhou, China
    I hope this isn't hijacking the thread, but in the Lake Forest, CA GC there is a BEAUTIFUL like-new G&L L-2000 for not much bread, and I tried one of the new Yamaha TRB 1005 basses....HOLY ****!!! For 600 bucks or so, easily the nicest 5 I've tried EVER in that price range! A little set-up work could make that into a sick, sick player...

    Are there any of the new Yamahas that have made it to the 14th street NY GC? Man, I wish they made it in a 4...I'd be there YESTERDAY!!!