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Bass Centre Los Angeles

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bassconbeatz, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Sure - I spend some $$ there. When Long moved and changed the name to LA Bass Exchange, I spent a *bunch* of money there. I still have an LA Bass Exchange gig bag...

    What remains of LA Bass Center is part of the Amp Shop (google it).
  2. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    I was Long's first customer, before the new doors even opened. He hooked me up with a great price for a Crest CA9 and Demeter pre. Best part, he had me go meet Jim at the Demeter shop to pick it up! Also got a nice rolling rack which he facilitated, all which I still have. I also have my gig bag from there as well.

    Around the same time I think I remember a bass only store in Delaware or Maryland called Advent Music (I think). High end stuff only. My brother should remember the name. It was nice seeing some attention given to the lowenders.
  3. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Mike (WannaBeatle) -

    I don't remember the details, but I do remember meeting you. It was not too common to find a young player who was as much into McCartney and The Beatles as you, which is why I remember.

    If you get the chance, go out and see the Beatle group RAIN. They may be the best Beatles tribute band in the world, and are fronted by my buddy Joey Curatolo who plays the Paul role.

    I'm glad to hear you're still at it, and thanks for the kind words. BTW, I will be at Bass Player LIVE 2011 in L.A. on Sunday, attending with my son Nick who is a pro bass player in town.

  4. I second that! I saw Rain a few years ago at the Hull Casino and they're well worth checking out.
  5. WannaBeatle


    Feb 26, 2011
    West Covina, CA (Los Angeles)
    Endorsing Artist: Pyramid Strings
    yeah, I know Joey, too. He's one of the better Paul guys from the B'mania days that still does it (along with Mitch Weissman and Tony Kishman being amongst my favorite Paul guys)

    here's a recent pic of Joey and myself with a couple of my chick friends
  6. Charlzm

    Charlzm Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Seven and a half years later, I just want to chime in and share my Bass Centre memory. I bought a brand new Trace Elliot 1X18 cab and a used Trace head from there back in the day. I was totally happy with it and the entire experience.

    Still go to the Bass Exchange these days, as recently as last week.
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  7. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks for your kind comments, @Charlzm!

    We appreciate you visiting the store, and your positive experience (which was always our goal.) It was truly a special era. Not a week goes by without a long-lost memory of an event, visit by a household name or a great encounter with an everyday player resurfaces and brings a smile to my face.

    I appreciate you sharing! :)
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019

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