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Los Angeles bass techs

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by 600 Ohms, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. 600 Ohms

    600 Ohms

    Jan 4, 2012
    You are you LA-based TB'ers using for bass work? I need a fret-filing and a little intonation work done. I've lost touch with my old contacts and was looking for referrals...

  2. a local backline company I work with recently turned me on to Erics Guitar Shop in Van Nuys...
  3. 600 Ohms

    600 Ohms

    Jan 4, 2012
    Eric Chaz. He's good. I used to use him a long time ago.
  4. SwansonEricJohn

    SwansonEricJohn Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2010
    John Kallas. Every old bass I've had him work on comes back feeling brand new.
  5. pbass2


    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Eric is great from what I hear.

    My fave is Andy Brauer:


    Has done some amazing work for me, from simple setups to custom-wound pickups, etc. Nicest guy ever too.
  6. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Valdez on Sunset.
  7. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    Tina Wood at Bass Exchange in Van Nuys.

    Top-level work.

    I know the 'reviews' for the 'store' run from 0-10, with not much in the middle. But my experience is a 10. Deal directly with Tina, as much as possible. She is good. Everyone else there is somewhat indifferent.

    Plus, she's way better looking than any of the aforementioned dudes. :D
  8. 600 Ohms

    600 Ohms

    Jan 4, 2012
    Thanks for the replies. Got some callin' to do now.
  9. Giorgetto

    Giorgetto Fingers on 4 Flatwounds Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Near Tinseltown
    Artist Relationship: Wilkins-Ampeg-La Bella
  10. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
  11. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    Don't forget Nordstrand….!

  12. 600 Ohms

    600 Ohms

    Jan 4, 2012
    Redlands, huh? That's a hike.
  13. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    Well, Nordstrand collect the instrument in North Hollywood once a week. Turn around is generally a week (depends on the job needed)…

  14. Greg Coates. He splits his time between Future Music in LA and World of Strings in Long Beach... one of them is probably close to you. Good guy. Knows his stuff and his prices are reasonable.
  15. 600 Ohms

    600 Ohms

    Jan 4, 2012
    Appreciate ALL the replies.

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