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where can i buy a bass (not that expensive) in washington dc?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by belen_zavala, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. belen_zavala


    Mar 16, 2014
    hi! i'm going to washington dc for a few days and i want to buy a bass. where can i buy a good bass that is not expensive?
  2. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    What's not expensive mean to you( we need actual numbers to help better.)
  3. Goldmember

    Goldmember Johan van der Smut

    Google search came up mit 5 shops:

    Washington D.C. Guitar Shops

    What's not exshpensive? In my vorld, anything not made of gold ish not exshpensive, yesh?
  4. joelns


    Mar 10, 2014
    Chuck Levin's is a great shop. I used to go there on a regular basis when I lived in that area.
  5. belen_zavala


    Mar 16, 2014
    i don't know.. like what's the cheapest (but good) you know?
  6. rfslick


    Dec 31, 2008
    Benicia, CA. USA
    I bought an Ursa II Jazz bass at Rondomusic.com for $125, with a gigbag, shipped to the West Coast for $156. Having owned a '64 Fender Deluxe, I can say that this is an incredible value. I love it and no longer gas for my '64.
    Rondo is in New Jersey, you could have it in 24 hours.
  7. Atomic Music for used gear
  8. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    ^ This.
  9. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    A Squier Classic Vibe or Vintage Modified bass might fit the bill. It depends on what kind or style of bass you're looking for. But if it were me and I only had a few hundred bucks to shop with, I'd try to find a good deal on a used CV jazz bass.

    Before you go, figure out what you're looking for and call some of the places mentioned. Ask if they have "it". If not, ask if they have something similar within your price range. In other words, basic shopping techniques and a little time devoted to getting a good deal. If you're not sure about what's available, ask someone here after doing some keyword searches. :D

    Also, for the record, Rondo Music is in New Hampshire, not New Jersey.
  10. Chuck Levins in Wheaton md has a really good selection. Go North on Georgia ave. Bear left at Viers Mill Rd. in Wheaton and Chuck Levins is a quarter mile up on the right side of the road just across from Wheaton Plaza Shopping center. Parking is on the street in front of the store or turn right in the ally just past the store to a parking lot in the rear of the store. If you are interested in used stuff , Atomic is a pretty good choice (don't know the directions to it though) and the local Craigslist is huge in the DC area. I don't know if they still do it but Chucks used to always include a case with every guitar.
  11. BassBuzzRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    Hehe, I see what you did there :)
  12. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    Ask for Paul Schein.
  13. MtJam


    Jan 14, 2009
    I agree with the Atomic suggestion. You will most likely find a wide range of used basses to satisfy any price range. Fair prices, good people. Check them out; they're in Beltsville. Not very far from D.C.
  14. Mysterion


    Jan 10, 2012
    Yes, if you're looking used.

    And yes, if you're looking new. Paul is a good guy.
  15. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv