David Gage String Instruments

The shop is closed Saturdays now through August 16th, so visit us during the week for repairs, overhauls, appraisals, and to play basses and cellos in the showroom. Appointments are appreciated, please call us at 212.274.1322.

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Store Specials
DR Strings Hi-Beam Electric Bass, Full Set
Pirastro Obligato Viola Strings
La Bella White Nylon Tape Wound Bass Strings
Pirastro Oliv Bass Strings

David's Corner

On Setting up the Bass, Part II: Bridge, Bassbar and Soundpost
David Gage

I began our discussion of setup talking about strings. The string vibration is 'interpreted' by the bridge of the string bass while it is relaying the information to the top plate of the instrument. This top plate is the surface piece on which the...

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36 Walker Street, NY NY 10013-3514
Tel: 212.274.1322 Fax:212.274.9634
Please note:
Appointments are highly recommended for rentals, repairs, appraisals, and the instrument showroom. We may not be able to accommodate walk-ins.

***Closed Saturdays now thru August 16***
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 9:30am-5:30pm
Thurs: 1-7pm
Sat: 10am-4pm ***closed Saturdays now thru August 16***
Sun: Closed