Huntington Beach Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stedtale, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Hey TB-

    I'll be going to Huntington Beach for a gig and I don't want to tote my Ramirez on the plane. I don't trust the airlines. I'm wondering if any of you know of a good place to rent a decent bass for a few days in the area (or borrow one from). Also, I'm in need of a decent cello too.

    Any help would be excellent. Thanks!
  2. be-bump?
  3. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man-

    You might try just down the coast.
  4. Oh, right, they are right there.
  5. bumpity bump bump
  6. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta Guest

    Aug 23, 2011
    If you dont mind cheap (squier/peavey) basses, you can borrow one of mine....I'm near LAX.
  7. Depending on how my search goes, I might be in touch.
  8. the wako kid

    the wako kid Guest

    May 11, 2011
    try beach music at 19400 beach blvd. his number is's a very good store with a decent selection of basses.I don't know if he does rentals but the owner is a very nice guy and he's very pleasant to deal with.the couple of times I've gone there he's been very courteous and helpful.
  9. ^^ Is that at Garfield and Beach?


    I don't see rentals on their site - but these guys rent gear:::

    Fountain Valley Music 714-963-2010:::

  10. Thanks!!
  11. Morey's Music in Paramount (east of Long Beach) for the 'cello and try World of Strings in Long Beach for the bass and maybe a 'cello as well.

  12. the wako kid

    the wako kid Guest

    May 11, 2011
    I think has a VW bus parked on the street in front of it.tis a great store.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I love HB, great town with a positive vibe. Have a great gig! :bassist:
  14. Be bump.

    I like the idea of borrowing one from a fellow TBer.....
  15. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta Guest

    Aug 23, 2011
    Offer's still open if you need to borrow one. I'll be out of town from may 4-6, but if it's any time before/after that,let me know (I'll even throw on your string of choice)
  16. It's not until july, so I got time.

    I'll remember your offer.
  17. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I'm in HB and I have a Squire pBass too. I also have a Carvin 4 banger with Geddy Lee Jazz pups in it too. But let me look around locally. Off the top of my head there's a few shops you can call around.

    A & B music. This is a great little mom and pops shop. They give lessons and I believe they have rentals too. If you're looking for a viola, this might be the place. They tend to deal with acoustic instruments as well.
    AB Music Studios | Music Lessons in Huntington Beach, Ca

    Neal's Music. I have never dealt with these guys but they're local.

    These guys are more of a repair shop, but they're great guys. They do good work and they're straight up honest guys. I have an SX Jazz 5'vr that they made the mistake of installing 4 string geddy lee pups in. Long story short. I got to keep the pups and they installed them in my Carvin 4 banger for free and I got a new set of pups in my SX. They have some gear, but I/m not sure if they rent it out. Worth a call. If you can deal with these guys then you'll be stoked. They also work on my guitarist's guitars and amps too. Ask for Hugh. Tell them you were referred by Daren (or maybe not come to think of it - the SX bass I was referring to was Joe Nerve's old bass covered in porn :D). This reminds me I need to give them some love on Yelp.

    Just found these guys. They advertise rentals on their site. I've never stepped foot in this shop, so... Looks legit. Close to where you'll be too. I think I need to stop by here.
    Beach Music Huntington Beach, CA

    There's also a Guitar Center off of Euclid street in Fountain Valley, as well as a Sam Ash off of Beach Blvd. Both are very close to where you'll be.

    Sound Matrix Studios - Fountain Valley. Really close the guitar center in Fountain Valley. Pretty good rooms. They don't smell at least (unlike some of the crazy stuff you'll get in LA). You can drink beer, but clean up. All smoking (whatever your poison may be) needs to be done outside.
    Orange County's Premier Rehearsal, Recording and Video Stages

    Griff Dog Records
    This place is in Huntington Beach. They have a limited amount of studios available for rent. Most are lockouts. This is where my lockout is. No website but here's the info. It's dirtier than sound matrix. 420 friendly. But some good bands are centered out of here.
    Griff Dog Records in Huntington Beach, CA - Video Tapes & Discs: Yellow Pages Directory Inc.

    Bomb Shelter Studios
    This is in Garden Grove. I know a few bands that use this place. They all like it. Not too far from where you're at, but it's definitely farther than the first two suggestions. About 25 minutes from HB pier. If you want some kind of reference.
    Bomb Shelter Rehearsal Studios--Orange County Music Rehearsal Studios Located in Westminster. - Home

    There are some music shops and studios in Costa Mesa as well. I'll see what I can find for you. This should give you a good start though.
  18. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Oh yeah, I forgot about these guys. They're a pretty good shop. Yes. They do rentals too.
  19. awesome
  20. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Give me a heads up when the date gets closer, and we'll try to hook up for a beer or three. You at least have a Squire Pbass you can use. Hell, I think I have an old Fender 100watt 1x15 amp lurking around in my garage too. So that's the minimum you're starting with. See if you can beat it. I bet you can.