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NYC bass/guitar tech/repair

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by basss, Nov 20, 2001.


  1. basss

    basss

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    I'm putting some new pickups in my bass and am looking for a good bass repair guy in New York City that can do it for me. Any recomendations?
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Roger Sadowsky, Jimmy Coppollo or Bill Merchant. You didn't put a price on the job, so I figured...

    The bozos at Sam Ash/Manny's could probably do it for you, but I don't trust them. There's also a dedicated repair store in the area called Peekamoose, but they don't have the greatest turnaround time.
     
  3. basss

    basss

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    Thanks!
    Interesting- I knew Bill Merchant worked on uprights I didn't know he did porkchops too. My bass isn't high end or anything(Yamaha BBn5) but I would like to get a decent quality job. I don't trust the "bozos" :p at Sam Ash etc. either. I need to get it shielded an have new pots put in as well as the pickups. Any idea on how much this might cost? Are the other guys you mentioned in the phone book?
     
  4. basss

    basss

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    I have a feeling that Sadowsky would be a little out of my price range. I think Im looking for someone in between a Sam Ash bozo and a Sadowsky. Just a trustworthy tech with a good reputation. I'm willing to spend some money but I don't need the best in the world.
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Any repair work that I can't do myself, I bring to Mike Maggio Jr. Maggio Music in Bklyn NY. The store has been there for 40+ years. Not to mention that I work there part time. He's been doing repairs on my basses since I started playing back in '91.

    718-259-4468
     
  6. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
  7. basss

    basss

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    Thanks!!!