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Bass/Instrument shop in New Orleans?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ModuMan, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    I will be in New Orleans this week and I wanted to ask if anyone has a favorite shop there?

    Also, I won't have a car so just looking for something within the city.

  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

  3. rivergoblin


    Sep 24, 2013
    its hard to believe but there isn't many (good) music shops in Nola The place mentioned above moved across the river, not sure it would be worth a visit. there is a quality bass store outside baton rouge but thats too far. of course..guitar center is here
  4. adivin


    Jul 9, 2009
    New Orleans, LA
    Sad, but true.
  5. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    That is indeed surprising! I checked out the site and it says "walking distance from the French Quarter" but it seems like that includes swimming across the Mississippi River?

    I was hoping there might be some more "local" places. We've got a Guitar Center or three here in CT.:meh:
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It's not really too far to drive to The Perfect Bass in Baton Rouge. It'd be worth it - if the OP had a car.
  7. There is a public transit (bus) shuttle between NOLA and BR a few times a day, in case there are a few other BR things that you want to combine into a day.
  8. The rest of my band lives in and around the Metairie/Kenner area (north/northwest of the city) and they all use C&M Music. Never been there myself but I'd like to check it out based on their positive opinions.

    I live in Gulfport, MS so other than GC and C&M I don't have clue as to what else is there.
  9. fenwickbacker


    Jun 12, 2004
    New Orleans
    There is a ferry across the river from downtown to Algiers Point, so may not be as hard to reach as it seems.

    Agree on C&M - really cool people, but haven't been in awhile to know their stock.

    No dedicated bass shop I know of - I lost track of a luthier that worked many basses and double basses, Sal Giardina.

    Enjoy your stay here - catch some live local music. Check out WWOZ 90.7FM or online for listings and info.
  10. adivin


    Jul 9, 2009
    New Orleans, LA
    Check out WTUL 91.5. (Tulane)

    C&M has Rickenbacker, Fender, and a few others.

    Todd's Mucic Express has G&L and Reverend and some nice used basses on consignment.

    Perfect Bass in Baton Rouge has Music Man and a wide selection of amps and cabs in stock.

    New Orleans Music Exchange on Magazine St is also worth checking out.
  11. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    Cool, thanks for the suggestions and good to know about the ferry!