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bass-only stores?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DLM, May 26, 2004.


  1. DLM

    DLM

    May 25, 2004
    California
    In pursuit of getting a new 5-string bass, are there any bass-dedicated guitar shops in the San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties that you can recommend? I'm looking to demo a variety of basses not normally found in your local Guitar Center or Sam Ash.

    Thanks.
     
  2. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    bassexchange.com

    13701 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks CA 91423
     
  3. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    ditto the above..
     
  4. ubersam

    ubersam

    Oct 12, 2000
    L.A.
    The "Original" L.A. Bass Exchange was indeed a great bass-centric store. From my e-mails with the only remaining employee of the "Original" one, the business, stock and website were sold to new owners a year or so ago. I haven't been to the "New" one at the new location, I really should check them out.
     
  5. DLM

    DLM

    May 25, 2004
    California
    Thanks for the referrals. Have any of you done business with Ed Roman Guitars in Las Vegas? How's the service and selection? Is it worth taking a trip out there or should I be able to demo everything I need between Bass Exchange in L.A. and Bass Alone in San Diego?
     
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    what?? i didn't say anything!!! :rolleyes:
     
  7. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    :D
     
  8. josh_m

    josh_m

    May 5, 2004
    Davie, Fl
    I am also looking for one, but on the opposite side of the country, in south florida. Either coast is fine, but I really don't want to drive more than 3 hours from Ft. Lauderdale. Anyone know of a good place?


    (Sorry but with such a general title I didn't feel the need to make a new thread, if this is a problem I will delete this and make a new post.)
     
  9. no4mk1

    no4mk1

    Feb 21, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Har! :p
     
  10. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    go see Jeff Kissinger at Music Arts Enterprises ( MAE) tell him Adrian sent you- if you can get to Orlando, go see Gard at Bass Central.
     
  11. josh_m

    josh_m

    May 5, 2004
    Davie, Fl
    The MAE in Ft. Lauderdale didn't have a great selection of basses last time I was there (though they did have a fair amount of guitars.) Are they any better now? I think I can make a trip to Orlando, I've been looking for an excuse to anyway actually.
     
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Josh, do i know you? i lived in Davie for 13 years.
     
  13. josh_m

    josh_m

    May 5, 2004
    Davie, Fl
    I doubt it as I am only 18, but out of curiousity where in Davie did you live? I am right down the road from the western style McDonalds on Davie Rd.
     
  14. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i lived just off Pine Island (? the avenue just west of University) and Griffin- Pine Island Bay if i remember correctly... there's a Discount Auto Parts near there.
     
  15. josh_m

    josh_m

    May 5, 2004
    Davie, Fl
    Yep, the pit that I am in practices right down the road from there at the JCC. I'll stop by MAE and talk to your friend and I'll see if I can afford a trip to Bass Central. Thanks a lot.
     
  16. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    say hi to Davie for me!
    Jeff at MAE actually took over for me - i was the bass guy there for a bit.
     
  17. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go anywhere except Roman's!!!!!! I dealt with that asshat years ago - and i'm still in therapy!

    He was quite the ass - and I never got the service he plainly swore to...


    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  18. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    I would HIGHLY recomend Bass Alone - John DiMaggio is great to deal with and is very honest. I've bought several basses there - great service.

    Dan K.
     
  19. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Bass Sex Change.com?

    (Moved to Misc...)