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Good bass gear shops in San Francisco and London?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tim1, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Tim1


    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    I will be travelling to the UK next month, revisiting the land of my youth for the first time since I left when I was eleven. I have a two night stopover in San Francisco, so are they any stores that are particularly worth visiting for a bassist? Similar question for London if anyone has any recommendations.
  2. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
  3. If you can make the trek out to the Sacramento area, I HIGHLY suggest Bass and Beyond in Roseville. Juan is the nicest guy, will talk gear with you till you run out of steam. Not to mention high-end gear everywhere.
  4. KK Jale

    KK Jale

    Nov 4, 2010
    London: The Bass Gallery is a well-stocked little store. It's in Camden, an area a couple of miles north of the West End and a bit like Haight-Ashbury on speed.
  5. Working Bass

    Working Bass Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    London, ENGLAND
    ^^Definitely the Bass Gallery for London. A great store with good, knowledgable staff. Well recommended.
  6. Passifid


    Apr 24, 2011
    Get a train from london victoria to brighton its like every half hour, then make your way to GAK, there is a room with four wall COVERED with basses and the amps are in the middle, unfortunately they only stock bigger brands but still well over 50 basses to try..
  7. rust_preacher

    rust_preacher Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    The easiest store to get to is the Guitar Center, intersection of Van Ness and California. For overseas visitors, it is a good place to check out bargains, if nothing else. I usually don't leave empty-handed, as the dollar is still weak WRT Euro.

    Gelb music was suggested in the other thread, and I recommend that store to anything in the area. Gryphon Strings in Palo Alto is good for acoustic stuff.

    Have a good trip!
  8. Tim1


    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    Thanks guys, this all helps, especially the directions as I have only two nights in San Francisco. One month in London.

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