bass center

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by retitled, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. retitled


    Feb 13, 2004
    forest hills
    why dont we see any BassCenters around? i went to gutiar center thinking it was just in bass and guitar...

    i get there and its an entire store of guitars and a small room of basses...

    i didnt care much to look around for other stuff i only went there to check out a yamaha

    but my new life goal is to open up a store for ONLY bass...

    this guitar center i am refering to is the one in manhatton..
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    They do have one. Except they messed up the's called Bass Central.

    There's also BassNW, and I believe BassGallery, don't forget Blueberry Hill...there are others too!
  3. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    The 'edit' button is a very clever tool. <= This is what a
    period looks like, by the way.

    Where is manhatton? Never heard of it. ;)

    With regard to your question, there are many stores
    and dealers that specialize in basses and related gear.
    Low Down Sound in the Detroit area is nice. I have heard
    nice things about Low End and Austin Bass Traders as

    Opening a small specialized retail business requires a
    good business plan, sufficient capital, a good bank
    relationship, and a lot of hard work. Good luck
    with your life dream.
  4. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    come folks.... inquiring minds wanna know! :D
  5. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    True, there are a lot of quality places out there; but they're sporadically (Help on spelling... anyone?) spread throughout the country. It'd be really cool, but hard and probably near impossible, to start a national chain of bass gear stores. Then again, think about it: do you really want a "bass" version of guitar center? I mean... that place sucks. Why don't we all pitch in and get basscentral or bassnw to franchise?
  6. What- so we can go somewhere & hear every 12-yr-old tone-deaf, rhythm-blind anti-musician within a 12 mile radius wank out the worst rendition of every Red Hot Chili Pepprs/Black Sabbath/Led Zeppelin that you DON'T want to hear? :bassist: Oh wait- that IS Guitar Center. BTW, the kind of basses you're probably refferring to are properly known as bass *guitars*, so again, we already have more than enough GC's. Lastly, I think I'm not alone in feeling that comparing BassNorthWest, BassCentral, etc w/GC is full-on sacrilege(sp?).

    BTW, no offense to any 12-yr-old who does the above w/taste. ;)

  7. i'd agree to this.

    going to a high end bass shop is like meeting the pope, while going to GC is drawing pictures in a hotel room's bible.

    ...not that this analogy makes any sense... but it sounded good in my head