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Which boutique retailer(s) have you used?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dr. PhunkyPants, Jan 27, 2005.


  1. BassCentral

    14 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. BassNW

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  3. BassEmporium

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. BassPalace

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. Access-Bass

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  6. Blueberry Hill Bass

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  7. The Bass Place

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  8. BunnyBass

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Luthiers Access Group

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  10. The Groove Shop

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  11. Bass Atlanta

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Low Down Sound

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  13. BassAlone

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  14. Other Bass-Specific Retailer

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    USA
    OK, we'll see how this flies. Many folks often pay lip service to this seller or that seller, but I'm curious where the MONEY is going. For those of you who have bought a BASS or AMP (cab, head, pre, whatever) ONLY from a bass-specific dealer, which one(s) did you use?

    Do NOT reply if you bought your bass at a CHAIN (GC, Musicians Friend, Sam Ash, zzounds, etc.) or directly from the luthier.

    Multiple selections are permitted. I marked the three that I've used--BC, LDS, and TBP.
     
  2. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    www.clubbass.ca is where I go. Might need a separate link for that one but I voted under other.
     
  3. I voted other for Club Bass as well.
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  5. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    There are two other not "Bass Only" stores that I've dealt with for used stuff that seem to have a good selection and carry quality new stuff. They've both treated me pretty good. The first is Elderly Music in Lansing MI. They are a Sadowsky dealer, they are also the #1 Martin dealer in the entire world! Good people and kinda off a unique independent dealer success story. The othe one is G gutiars I believe in Conn. They usually have some decent used stuff and are worth a check, they seem to back what they sell too. The best all bass dealer is Low Down Sound because they set there store up a mile from my house and I can go there daily if I want to. I know Mikebass does!
     
  6. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I voted BC, but I wished NY Guitar and Bass Boutique was up there as well.
     
  7. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Juan Ortiz's Basses Electric-Acoustic in Rancho Cordova! The man and his wares are a God-send to the Bay Area!