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San Diego URB luthier/teacher/shop?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Billupnah-Phlup, Jun 15, 2002.


  1. Billupnah-Phlup

    Billupnah-Phlup

    Nov 22, 2001
    I just got $5000 for new bass stuff, and I want to buy a pretty good URB (nothing fancy, but no cremona/palintino) so I'm looking for a san diegan (north county actually) based teacher/shop/luthier that could point me in the right direction. Ideally I'd like a good teacher as he could walk me through the buying process and make sure I end up with something I will be happy on down the line with. Anywho thanks in advance.

    I actually meet someone who use to teach about 2 years ago and like a dumbass lost the card. He said he doesn't teach anymore cuz students don't wanna learn but he saw me out there hacking at my rented palintino making a fool of myself, but he said he would be willing to teach me... I wish I hadn't lost it.....

    Dave
     
  2. superjew

    superjew

    May 29, 2002
    Israel
    San Diego luthier - Dave Millard - 619 523 1271 (He lives in Ocean Beach) a bass specialist, he has a very good understanding of wood and very reasonable prices. But he's slow... Call him tuesday through friday during the daytime.

    San Diego teachers - contact me privately and I might be able to help you depending on what kind of music you're into. I know a few people around here.

    regards
    Sharon
     
  3. Sharon, my friend Ken also studied with Turetzky @ UCSD.

    I second the Dave Millard recommendation. Nice guy, but VERY slow. Don't feel bad if you have to call him back two or three times.

    I also go to Raymond Wise in North Park for repairs. He had a stroke some time ago and is difficult to understand over the phone, but he does beautiful work (and is incredibly affordable).

    -a
     
  4. You might want to check out Lemur Music in San Juan Capistrano... www.lemur-music.com I live in Carlsbad and I do most of my upright shopping at Lemur Music.. They are kind of pricy but they can get anything you need and they might hook you up with a good teacher. If nothing else, LM would be a good starting point.... I also had a card that I lost of a really good Jazz bassist in Vista.... um! for me !it's always worth the trip to OB because my dogs love the beach down there.....Good luck..
     
  5. Billupnah-Phlup

    Billupnah-Phlup

    Nov 22, 2001
    Hey don't worry, I lost the card of some really good jazz bassist as well. Now I'm looking for someone to help me find my instrument.

    Dave