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High end bass stores in NYC?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Rod Torfulson, Apr 28, 2004.


  1. Rod Torfulson

    Rod Torfulson

    Mar 10, 2004
    Toronto
    I'm in NYC for a couple days. Can anybody recommend any stores in the area that carry high end basses?
     
  2. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Rudy's is a good start.... 48th st between 7&8th... have fun.

    there are many more.... people will chime in..
     
  3. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    sure, it's in brooklyn not manhattan and it only has sadowsky's.... if you want to oogle at those only that's the place.
     
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Rudy's is my favorite... bass shop is on the 3rd floor. Sam Ash is next door (not much high-end), and Manny's is across the street.
     
  5. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    correct


    in addition- Joey G music.... but you might need an appt.... not sure.

    www.joeygmusic.com
     
  6. mikestack

    mikestack

    Sep 17, 2002
    Boston
  7. jivetkr

    jivetkr

    May 15, 2002
    NJ
    Rudys has the best high end bass selection in NYC. But be prepared for salespeople with bad attitudes. Typical music store attitude times 10. Also, when you get there ask the guy at the front desk if there is anyone upstairs in the bass shop. Every time I go there the guy is downstairs at the front desk & the bass shop is locked. Save yourself the walk up 3 flights.

    The guys at the bass boutique are SO much nicer & more helpful. But the shop is like a closet & they dont stock much.
     
  8. joey g's is absolutly incredible!

    couches, a bar, a pool table, and you call before you get there and set up the apointment. it is usually the same day as well.

    tons and tons of SUPER high end stuff.

    when you set up the apointment you tell them what you are looking for (4, 5, 6, fretless, etc...) and they pull all of the matching items out of their huge inventory and tailor the shop to your needs.

    absolutly great!


    if you end up on 48th street and go to Manny's, ask for Dana and tell him that Clifton Hyde told you to contact him. good guy, knows some stuff and won't jerk you around like some of the other guys.
     
  9. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    What about THE GROOVE SHOPPE?? David Beasley is super cool, and he's got a wicked bunch of high-end stuff...

    Aloha, Garey
     
  10. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Agreed... ask for Scott... he's the bass guy. Tell him Justin sent ya.
     
  11. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I am just thinking is 48th street custom guitars still open?
     
  12. Unfortunately, they've closed shop. Sam Ash is now using the space, as I remember from the last time I checked.
     
  13. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    I second that, I once did business with Jimmy Coppolo and he is a stand up guy:)
     
  14. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    That makes sense since the last few times i was on 48th street i didint remember seeing them.
     
  15. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    If vintage Fender is your thing there's 30th street guitars.
    30th street between 7th and 8th ave.
     
  16. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  17. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sadowsky is my favorite shop in Brooklyn. :bassist:
     
  18. jivetkr

    jivetkr

    May 15, 2002
    NJ
    I think they turned it into a keyboard shop.
     
  19. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Their is a sam ash on the block with just that kind of stuff in it. If i recall i think that is on the same side of the street as Rudy's.