Inner-Sydney retailers

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Inner-Sydney retailers

Post by teflon » 02 Apr 2017, 06:23

What are the best shops to go to in an around the Sydney CBD when looking at basses? I will be in town for a week soon ...
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Post by Soong » 02 Apr 2017, 07:52

Sydney is a hole mate.

There's Billy Hydes on Pitt St - nothing but overpriced Fenders and student instruments. Nothing else in the CBD. Downtown Music and Global Vintage are a bus ride away for old school MIJ Fenders/Grecos/etc.

Not in CBD, but we do have Bass Gear Direct for boutique gear. Showroom visits appointment only.

If you head south from Sydney CBD about 9 hours, there's a store called the Bass Centre. That's your best bet. :lol:
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Post by jamiesdad » 02 Apr 2017, 08:10

wild horse in surry hills, plus global vintage or bass gear direct (as dan said)
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Post by p4ulzwi3tz » 02 Apr 2017, 16:38

Where's the bass gear direct actually ?


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Post by teflon » 02 Apr 2017, 16:46

Thanks guys. Yes, Bass Centre is fantastic, isn't it!
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Post by BassLine » 02 Apr 2017, 18:04

p4ulzwi3tz wrote:Where's the bass gear direct actually ?


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Belmore, near the airport.

http://www.bassgeardirect.com.au/contact-us/
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Post by Aussie Mark » 02 Apr 2017, 18:10

^^^^ yes........ Bankstown airport :-)

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Post by RickG » 03 Apr 2017, 10:11

I gave the surf a miss yesterday and paid my first visit to Downtown yesterday. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Not a huge range of basses and even fewer amps, but might be worth calling ahead to see if they stock anything you're after.

I haven't been there but there's also the guitar lounge on Clarence St in the CBD.

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Post by DanMan82 » 04 May 2017, 13:04

Allans doesn't stock any Fender gear anymore. Only Gibson/Epiphone and the occasional student level Yamaha / Ibanez. The few things they can get are rarely in stock, there aren't enough staff and the staff they have don't know anything.

Guitar Lounge ONLY sells Fender and usually has plenty of stock but the guys that runs the place is a d**k.

Global Vintage has some cool pedals, Downtown, Wild Horse and Guitar Factory Gladesville are OK... that's about it.

Sydney really is a wasteland when it comes to music gear these days.
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Post by Soong » 04 May 2017, 13:18

I visited Allans on the weekend, they tried selling me a sansamp DI for $599...
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Post by cleary » 04 May 2017, 17:05

Soong wrote:Sydney is a hole mate.
Where one person sees a hole, I see an opportunity...

Anyone want to go halves in a bass centre franchise for inner Syd? :p
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Post by RickG » 05 May 2017, 13:54

DanMan82 wrote: Guitar Lounge ONLY sells Fender and usually has plenty of stock but the guys that runs the place is a d**k.
Really? I haven't had dealings with him apart from a couple of brief phone conversations, but have fantasies about walking in there and spending some of my recent redundancy money :drool: I assumed he was a good guy

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Post by rev matt » 05 May 2017, 15:05

Big music at crows nest has a limited range of fenders and squiers. sometimes they have a Rick. This is the norm for most of the stores in Sydney. Mall Music at Brookvale has a few Sandbergs , Ibanez and fenders. They can be a little highly priced.
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Post by DanMan82 » 05 May 2017, 15:10

RickG wrote: Really? I haven't had dealings with him apart from a couple of brief phone conversations, but have fantasies about walking in there and spending some of my recent redundancy money :drool: I assumed he was a good guy
The couple of times I've had cause to deal with him were both painful experiences - the website doesn't publish prices at all and he refused to give me a price over the phone on a bass I was ready to buy, even though the website claims that he will beat any other price.

You may have a different experience, but I certainly felt like he wasn't interested in my business, so he didn't get it.
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