Directed to those of you in the SFO bay area...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Sheep Man, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. Hey, about Gelb Music over in Redwood City, what kinda gear do they stock? I remember going there about a year ago with my brother when he was looking for an acoustic guitar to bring with him to college, but back then I didn't know much about different brands & actve/passive electronics & stuff, so I just sorta oogled at all the pretty basses they had there.

    But now that I'm more experienced & stuff, I wanna go back & try some stuff out, as well as compare prices with Hong Kong, just as a general kind of thing. And, if I'm lucky, anything I want will be much cheaper here so I can get a new bass or something, then bring it back to Hong Kong with me. :D

    Otherwise...I'll be halfway to a Warwick Streamer Jazzman V when I get back to Hong Kong anyway, so I guess I could go 3 months without buying anything. :p
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Gelb carries more high end basses than any other store in the bay area. It's the only place where I've seen Ken Smiths, F Basses and Zons side by side - and they had a whole slew of each!

    They also had Fenders, Spectors and ESPs, if memory serves. Amps include, GK, Peavey and SWR. They have a lot of stuff, though and I've only been there once. I vowed not to set foot there again until I can afford an F bass, so I'm planning yo stay away from some time.
  3. Hmmm...
    If there's one thing I don't need while I'm here in the US, it's probably GAS.
    But then again, I also want to compare prices.
    Now how would I go about doing that accurately without actually going to a store?

    And plus...I have yet to see a Zon or F bass or...well...any other high end basses, to be honest. :D

    Oh well. Looks like I'll be headed over to Gelb tomorrow. :D
  4. I'm going to San Fran in a week, and I'm gonna raise all hell! :D
    Are there any other good stores in the San Fran area? If I get some time I'll check some of 'em out.
  5. Gelb...
    Haight Ashbury stocks Warwicks, so I'm gonna go check them out some time. :D
    Blue Note...
    well, I told you the ones I know of on ICQ already. :p

    But another question for you guys in the bay area...
    I stopped by Mountain View today at around lunch time to pick up my grandmother, and there was some kinda fair or bazaar or something that had Castro St. closed. I was wondering if any of you knew what it was? I stopped by Chef Wang's to grab some noodles for lunch, and decided to walk out onto Castro & take a look, and I noticed that all the people at the stalls were black. Was it some sort of black community thing, or...?
    I also heard some pretty funky music playing at about..1:00 or so? But at that time I was in the car and I couldn't see if there was a stage and it was a live band, or if they were just playing some CDs or something.
    Anyway, I'm just kinda curious as to what was going on. :)