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Rental Bass in Raleigh, NC for IBMA World of Bluegrass?

Discussion in 'Bluegrass [DB]' started by Lenny Nichols, Apr 19, 2018.


  1. Lenny Nichols

    Lenny Nichols Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2014
    Round Rock, Texas
    None
    I don't have a travel bass and I don't really have 4+ days to spend driving to Raleigh from central Texas. Does anyone know if someone rents basses during IBMA's World of Bluegrass in September?

    Thanks, Lenny
     
  2. dhergert

    dhergert Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Blue Zone, California
  3. rickwolff

    rickwolff SOLD For Sale: Headway EDB-2 HE $260 Supporting Member

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  4. Seanto

    Seanto

    Dec 29, 2005
    USA
    If you are desperate you can get a student level instrument from Music & Arts, they have locations in NC. They may do professional rentals for all i know, but i kind of doubt it.
     
  5. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    There’s also the Bass Violin Shop in Greensboro.
     
  6. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    Every bass, every Air BNB, and every uber for 500 miles will be booked up for that weekend!

    Charlie Chadwick will likely be there that weekend and may be able to help you. I have some, but Asheville is about 4 hours away.
     
  7. Hope you have accommodations.
    Family tried to book a room for that weekend 6 months in advance and couldn't find anything in Raleigh.
    They're also a little "upscale".
    FYI Not sure of you've been there before, most of the events or attractions are within walking distance of each other.
    There is public parking garages next to it and within blocks of the event
    There are some free shuttles, trolly type vehicles, and peddle-power fee based rides
     
  8. dhergert

    dhergert Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Blue Zone, California
    Where are there accommodations for RVs?
     
  9. Lenny Nichols

    Lenny Nichols Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2014
    Round Rock, Texas
    None
    Thanks, James! I saw that you are about 4 hours away. An 8 hr round trip (twice) is not something I want to do. I would love to visit your shop and talk about having you put a more standard sized neck on my '51 American Standard, but likely will not have time during this trip.

    I do have lodging accommodations already. Been thinking about one of Charlie's basses for a while. I'll check with him. I also ran into a friend at Old Settler's Music Fest yesterday, that may be renting an RV to drive to Raleigh. He may be able to take my bass there for me. Thanks, James and everyone else. -Lenny
     
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  10. BobKay

    BobKay Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Estero, Florida; USA
    I can tell you, that based on years of calling on clients in Raleigh/Cary area, campgrounds are not plentiful in the area. And IBMA is held downtown.
    They used to allow camping at the state fairgrounds, but that is nowhere near downtown. There are also a few state parks, but again, not near downtown.
     
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  11. Zoa

    Zoa

    Dec 28, 2009
    If you're truly desperate ya can use my backup, it ain't great but it's a bass.
     
  12. Lenny Nichols

    Lenny Nichols Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2014
    Round Rock, Texas
    None
    Thanks. I'll hang on to this thread and see what happens. I'm hoping my friend will be able to bring mine in his RV.
     
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  13. Post where you'll be jamming so others might join!
     
  14. Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Fishman Transducers, D'Addarrio Strings, Aguilar Amplifiers
    There is some RV parking near the convention center. You should be able to find more information at ibma.org, or by contacting the office directly.
     
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  15. Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Fishman Transducers, D'Addarrio Strings, Aguilar Amplifiers
    Hey gang, I don't know of any bass rentals in the Raleigh area, but I do usually know quite a bit about what's going on at the conference and beyond. If you have questions I can help with, please don't hesitate to tag me in a post. Please keep it public, in case someone else might have the same question.
     
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  16. Lenny Nichols

    Lenny Nichols Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2014
    Round Rock, Texas
    None
    Hey, Jeremy. I saw your set at Old Settler's Music Festival near Austin last week. You guys were great! My favorite show of the day. My only day there this year. Sorry I didn't get a chance to say hi.

    Lenny Nichols
     
  17. Lenny Nichols

    Lenny Nichols Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2014
    Round Rock, Texas
    None
    I may have made a mistake... but I'll be on one of the "Jamming" floors at the Sheraton. Arriving Monday and I plan to stay for the whole conference.
     
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  18. Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Fishman Transducers, D'Addarrio Strings, Aguilar Amplifiers
    Thanks for the kind words, Lenny, I'm glad you enjoyed it! We had a great time there.
     
  19. gallcox

    gallcox

    Apr 15, 2017
    NC
    Contact Bob Veerman at Bass Violin Shop in Greensboro , great folks . I live in Greensboro and would be glad to bring it over to you , I'll be there at IBMA during the week
     
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