Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by packrat » 19 Apr 2018, 20:16

Fender specialist is Guitar Lounge and they typically have several basses and occasionally really interesting vintage stuff. I played an original 50s P in there late last year.

Big Music (crows nest) have a small bass section, predominantly Fender/Squier stuff last I was in there, seemingly still mostly that.
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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by rev matt » 20 Apr 2018, 14:17

Mall Music is now stocking warwick and sandberg
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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by tearalong » 20 Apr 2018, 14:20

rev matt wrote:
20 Apr 2018, 14:17
Mall Music is now stocking warwick and sandberg
Was in there yesterday - they had a nice Maton
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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by packrat » 20 Apr 2018, 15:58

Which Mall Music location is carrying interesting bass stock?

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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by bigswifty » 20 Apr 2018, 16:32

packrat wrote:
20 Apr 2018, 15:58
Which Mall Music location is carrying interesting bass stock?
I was in the Macquarie Centre shop a month or two ago. They had a few Stingrays, both the Ray3x and the EBMM ones on the wall, some Fenders, some Ibanez. Quite a lot of floor stock of Markbass.

Nothing worth the trip IMO unless you're actually looking for those things.

As mentioned before Wild Horse in Surry Hills sometimes has some interesting things in there, they seemed to get some oddball stuff from time to time. Plus they are a stockist for Duesenberg, and actually had some last time I was there (to pick up mine).

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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by jezzamac » 20 Apr 2018, 17:42

Musos Corner in Newcastle has a small but varied range - mostly Fenders but also Warwicks, Spectors, Sandbergs, Ibanez and Yamaha but it's probably too far out of your way.

... also Dream Music on Canterbury Road in Belmore has a few.
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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by Gobi » 21 Apr 2018, 15:45

Allens is gone in City now.
But there's Sunburst Music in Coogee, I'd call first but he had some crazy Ampeg Basses, silly prices though as in Expensive, plus a few Ampeg B15 amps
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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by JuliansPostie » 22 Apr 2018, 10:01

Thanks for all yalls input. I'll make a list and make a day of it. At this stage, I'm in the feeling out stage as a new bass is a future plan rather than viable current option, but it's nice to know what is out there. If any one is looking at off loading a M/CIJ P bass in about 3 months, I'm your postie...

On the Brisbane front, Tym's Guitars is the place.

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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by rev matt » 23 Apr 2018, 11:03

Not often a big variety at Big Music. I work within spitting distance of it and drop in occasionally. I might stick my head in today and update you on what they actually have.
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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by packrat » 23 Apr 2018, 11:36

The link I posted above for big music should list all the in-stock stuff. I'd be curious to see if it matches what you see in person.

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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by ooda » 29 Apr 2018, 15:06

Guitar factory in Parramatta is my usual. There are some interesting guitar stores on Parramatta Rd near Annandale but haven't really checked them out
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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by rev matt » 29 Apr 2018, 16:56

I stuck my head into Big Music at Crows Nest yesterday. Squier, Squier, Squier, Squier, Fender, Fender, Fender, Fender, Soundgear, Soundgear, OLP, Soundgear, Fender, Fender, Martin (acoustic short scale -same size as your normal acoustic guitar) and a couple of fender acoustics
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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by DanMan82 » 30 Apr 2018, 20:14

packrat wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 20:16
Fender specialist is Guitar Lounge and they typically have several basses and occasionally really interesting vintage stuff. I played an original 50s P in there late last year.
The guy that runs it is a world-class dickhead, IMO.

His website doesn't show prices and it's damn near impossible to get a price out of him unless you're standing in front of him in the store with a wad of cash in your hand.

Ridiculous way to do business.
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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by packrat » 30 Apr 2018, 21:00

I’ve found him happy to talk through things and do orders via email.

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Re: Bass friendly stores in Sydney?

Post by kat888 » 03 May 2018, 08:03

Allans Alexandria is my local. You are limited to their house brands (as a Thunderbird player this is no hardship for me). As there is no importer for Gibson brands at the moment, they probably only have EBMM and Yamaha basses.
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