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Best DB retailer near the Bay Area Ca

Discussion in 'Bluegrass [DB]' started by TheOtherPlucker, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. TheOtherPlucker


    Oct 31, 2013
    Hey folks,

    I need a decent DB to upgrade from the POS cremona that I learned on. I just found out that the 5th string in Berkeley closed. I was hoping that they could order me a decent bass. I have a great luthier to do set up work, but nowhere to buy one. Any thoughts?
  2. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
  3. Michael Glynn

    Michael Glynn

    Feb 25, 2004
    Definitely check out Steve's shop. He's a good guy and has a fine selection of basses.
  4. El Thumpo

    El Thumpo Four strings, no waiting Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Ditto this.we're lucky to have Steve and his stable. There's also Bruce Sexauer in Petaluma (thestringbass.com), although I've never had dealings with the gentleman.
  5. bobsax


    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
    Double plus for Steve Swan.
    He has a big room full of all sorts of basses.
    Let us know what you get?
  6. TheOtherPlucker


    Oct 31, 2013
    Hey folks. I went by last weekend and brought home a beautiful Shen SB90 from Steve Swan's shop in Burlingame. The setup is superlative and I've been plucking it non-stop since. Thank Steve.

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