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Moving to Memphis

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Skorzen, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. Skorzen


    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    Hey folks this Yankee boy is moving down to the land of the Delta Blues for the school year. I was wondering if any of you had suggestions on good places to shop for bass related stuff(any thing has to be better then lame ol MA) Yeah ok this thread was created primarilly for me to vent off some excitement, but if any of you have any useful, or not, advice pass it along..

  2. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002
    ...my room...
    hey man wassup?
    memphis is great.. i was born there..
    well they have Martin Music in germantown/cordova area.. iplaybass goes there alot..
    Strings and things.. they have a website.. its in midtown memphis.. Great place.. they sell some nice gear =D
    Mars music is off White station.. Its a really really good place to shop they just started carying SWR gear. They have mostly like fender,washburn, cort, esp stuff like that. Wheras Martin is more Ken smith and PSR guitars and such. I like mars alot better though to be honest.. because im afraid i might break something on accident =(
    well i hope you have fun living in memphis. maybe me , you and andy can have a talkbass get together sometime
  3. iplaybass


    Feb 13, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Hi Skorzen, my name is Andy and I live in Germantown, east of the Memphis city limits. Are you going to school at Rhodes or U of M, or somewhere else? Either way, there is a nice music scene and a fair bit to do downtown if you are over 21. There are several places to shop for bass gear: a Mars Music in East Memphis, Strings and Things in Midtown, Martin Music in Cordova, Yarbrough's Music in Cordova, and several other smaller shops. If you are interested in drum gear at all, the Memphis Drum Shop is in Midtown. Feel free to PM me if you want any more information, things to do... etc. Hope you enjoy your stay here, it can be a nice city if you don't mind making your own excitement.:D
  4. Skorzen


    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    Yeah hey thanks for the replies. I will be living in Lakeland, which is actually right outside of Memphis. I was downthere in June and got to check out Strings and Things, its a cool place but their basses are expensive. I think they wanted something like 1200 for a used Cirrus :rolleyes: I look forward to checking out all the cool gear, but now if I only had money :mad: Yeah I will see how buisy I am going to be but if you alll wanted to try to get together and have a bass jam or whatever you wanna call it that would be pretty cool. I might even get the guy who teaches bass at the school I am going to come I swear he is a god on bass he plays things on the bass that I never dreamed of, oh and did I mention he took lessons from none other then Victer Wooten? ok talk to yall(I gotta get used to that ;) :p :D) later
  5. iplaybass


    Feb 13, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Yea, I know how pricing can be at most of the local stores, but they are nice to have to try out gear before I buy it. As for Wooten, his Bass and Nature camp is in West Tennessee, just west of Nashville, where the Wooten brothers peform quite often. Hope you like Lakeland! Man, and I thought I lived way out! ;)

    PS: We don't all say ya'll. Really...:D :D :D
  6. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    hey man i relocated to nashville from midtown memphis about 2 years ago. Strings and things seems expensive but it's like buyin a car... haggle haggle haggle. if you go to martin ask for zack or stacy and tell them big jon from nashville sent you. they are prolly your best choice for higher end stuff. dont forget that brian barrett is in memphis too and he has the highest end stuff.
  7. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Well, I can pretty much guarantee you that I-91 will still be the gift that keeps on giving. I live in Northampton, gig mostly in Connecticut, so you know what that means. Visit Graceland.
  8. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    One heck of a zombie thread we got here.
    bolophonic and Jeff K like this.
  9. T_Bone_TL


    Jan 10, 2013
    NW Mass/SW VT

    Never know, it might be timely for some folks around Huston...
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2017
  10. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I wonder how @Skorzen liked Memphis when he/she was there for school.

    jmattbassplaya likes this.

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