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One bass store in NYC

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BBMS, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. BBMS


    Jun 29, 2005
    Which guitar store in New York City (near Times Square, etc) would you recommend to visit for bass gear? Thanks! MY
  2. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Rudy's music
  3. sleeplessknight

    sleeplessknight Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
  4. Jamie Bishop

    Jamie Bishop

    Oct 26, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing Artist: Laney Amplication
    Rudy's on W. 48th street. Right near Times sq.
  5. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Rudy's ftw!

    Brooklyn != Times Square.
    Roger hasn't been on Broadway in years.
  6. erix


    Sep 24, 2005
    Washington DC
  7. Greyvagabond

    Greyvagabond Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Ludlow is awesome. Right down the st from Arlene's Grocery, too.
  8. beggar98


    Jan 23, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bass room at Rudy's is awesome. I was just there a month ago. Some great vintage and modern basses, plus no one bugs you.
  9. morehorn

    morehorn Supporting Member

    just was out prowling last weekend...

    in that area?

    Rudy's has a great mix, could spend a lot of time in there .. old fenders and new hi-fi stuff

    Manny's has some decent new fenders and has a few Sadowsky metros

    Best for vintage right now is 30th Street Guitars -- has a lot of old fenders and some other old rarities, guild, stingrays, gibson
  10. morehorn

    morehorn Supporting Member

    eh .... i don't know if its worth the trip down from Times Square-- they have a couple cool things here and there but typically sell newer gretsch and mia, mim and squire fenders. they've had the same 4 "vintage" basses for over a year now.
  11. jmela


    Jul 24, 2007
  12. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    In Greenwich Village you'll find a music shop called Matt Umanov's. It's where I always go to try n' buy.

    Exact address is 273 Bleecker St. NY, NY 10014. Give them a ring @ (212) 675-2157.

    Not exactly on Times Square, but nearby.
  13. edubb


    Dec 6, 2006
  14. wilsonn


    Sep 26, 2005
    New York
    Rudy's is my first stop, but also have seen/played contenders at 30th Street Guitars which is closer to Times Square than Matt Umanov's. If you had limited time, you might be able to do both Rudy's and 30th Street. Umanov's is a few stops on the subway downtown. NONE of the other stores on 48th will have anything that you cannot easily find at a GC near you, in my experience.
  15. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Best place anywhere near NY to see lots of different kinds of basses is this place here which I'm kinda surprised nobody seems to have agreed with me on yet. Trust me, take the extra hike to Jersey. I've been to the city countless times, and nothing beats this here for variety:


    You can check out some of their stock online. They usually have more in the store, new and used, and they sometimes have awesome prices. I've haggled with the guy the also and got some killer deals. Brand new MM sterling about 10 years ago for under $1000. I had 4 to choose from also, and sat there for about 2 hours seeing which one called to me most.
  16. zenrad

    zenrad Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    Bergen County, NJ
    Also Manny's

    I work in Rockefeller Center and I wander down 48th St at lunchtime. All of the guitars and basses are locked to the hangers now because a team of theives was stealing them from the stores there :mad: so you have to ask to handle them. Nice guys tho, and they don't mind getting them down.
  17. BBMS


    Jun 29, 2005
    Looks like it's Rudys, Manny's and Umanov's. I wanted to see something I normally don't see at a local store or GC. Mark
  18. g00eY


    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Don't forget to stop by across the street at John's of Bleecker Street for some great pizza!

    I was just in NYC for a visit and I stopped by both. Matt Umanov's is a pretty nice store. The selection isn't too big, but it's a nice selection nonetheless.
  19. Dbassmon


    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    If you want to go Mannys, better do it soon. Manny is closing for good in the very near future according to an article in the Times recently.
  20. rottenramone


    Dec 11, 2003
    basswise i recommend 30th street, good mix of vintagey stuff. i saw a 60s LPB jazz at 1600. but it could be a replica.

    the guitar center is pretty cool as well.

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