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Good places to shop/buy online?

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by Danny Adair, Dec 3, 2000.


  1. I have had some success in finding bass gear on eBay, but that site leaves a good bit to be desired. I have heard other players refer to good music/bass gear sites, but I've yet to find them. If anyone has some favorite shopping/looking sites, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Danny
     
  2. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Danny,

    GEAR: I've had good luck at http://www.musiciansfriend.com .
    Though some folks have horror stories.

    I DID get burned at http://www.music123.com . They screwed-
    up the finish, model, etc. I wrote `em off even though they
    have a Takamine B10 in stock.

    I drooled over stuff at http://www.bassnw.com for the longest time.
    I finally ordered somethin' from them and they were great.
    BUT, there is no provision for online ordering. Ya' gotta' send
    `em a check or call in with your card.

    STRINGS: http://www.juststrings.com ,
    http://www.getstringscheap.com ,
    http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/store/ .
    The last one there has NICKEL Rotosound Swing Bass sets,
    if that's your thing.


    Here are some others. I haven't dealt with `em. Some
    are boutique ($$$).

    http://elderly.com/
    http://www.bassmatters.nl/en/index_en.htm
    http://www.marsmusic.com/
    http://www.thebassplace.com/index1.html
    http://www.giampietroguitars.com/
    http://basspalace.com/
    http://www.bassalone.com/
    http://www.basscentral.com/
    http://www.bassworld.net/bassworld.html
    http://www.guitar-villa.com/Bass/bass.htm
    http://www.bassexchange.com
    http://www.guitarboutique.com/
    http://www.planetbass.com/

    Hope this helps :D
     
  3. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Danny,

    ...almost forgot :confused: , there are a couple of helpful
    sites if you sorta' know what you want.

    http://www.gbase.com . Enter brand, model, etc. and it'll
    search a bunch of shops (online and others).

    http://eksl-www.cs.umass.edu/~schmill/bass-rev.html .
    Bass Gear Review Archive. Reviews submitted by bassists.
    Broken down by instrument, amp, cabinets, strings, etc.

    Enjoy! :D