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Renting a bass in NYC

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Snarf, Sep 17, 2010.


  1. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    Tri-state
    In a couple months I have an audition in NYC. Are there any good places where I can rent a bass for a day?

    Thanks!
     
  2. What kind of audition? Where is it located?
     
  3. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    Tri-state
    City College on Convent Ave. It's for a master's in jazz perf.
     
  4. Blaine

    Blaine

    Aug 4, 2001
    new york area
    i'd give geoff morrow a try. i think it's called the bass garden.
     
  5. I might be able to let you borrow mine for the afternoon...
     
  6. Tightanic

    Tightanic

    Oct 26, 2000
    NYC
    Although Jason has already made the ultimate offer, there are several options:

    David Gage: 24 hr. rentals - expensive but (hopefully) a mature instrument (www.davidgage.com)

    Bassgarden: As mentioned above this might be the best solution since you'll probably get a decent instrument for a fair price if it's only for a day or two (www.bassgarden.net). The shop is in Yonkers, about 30-40 mins from Grand Central Station on the Metro North train.

    Kolstein: I once rented a bass there for an entire year (price for a college student: about 1 k per year), got a very decent instrument, not sure about his options for short-term rentals. (www.kolstein.com)

    Good luck with your audition, I played a private session at City College yesterday night, studying at Manhattan School myself.... :)

    All the best,
    Johannes
     
  7. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    rentabass.com
     
  8. Tightanic

    Tightanic

    Oct 26, 2000
    NYC
    Awesome website, never heard of it before - now I wish all those basses were for sale! ;)
     
  9. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    Tri-state
    Hey man, that would be absolutely amazing. I'd just be a little scared of taking your Prescott on the subway!

    I'm planning on being in NYC on Thursday October 7th in the afternoon and evening. Any chance I could come check it out that day?
     
  10. robobass

    robobass

    Aug 1, 2005
    Cologne, Germany
    Private Inventor - Bass Capos
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