San Diego URB luthier/teacher/shop?

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

  1. 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.....

  2. superjew


    May 29, 2002
    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.

  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).

  4. You might want to check out Lemur Music in San Juan Capistrano... 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


    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.