How to try out a bass
There are several ways to try a bass. If you live nearby or within
driving distance, the simplest and most pleasant way to try basses
is to come in person. Many refer to this place as the Bass Candy
Store! The Phoenix airport has also become quite a hub for connecting
flights throughout the country and roundtrip airfares are now fairly
cheap. Whatever the case may be, we never expect anyone to buy a
bass sight unseen (that is not seen in person). We encourage everyone
to take it home (either in person or by shipping it) and play it
for week! (For all out of town guests, we put you up for a night
and usually get a 'comp' ticket to attend the symphony to make it
a truly, musical experience.
Because we are in such constant contact the players, we tend to
know exactly what they desire. We pride ourselves in shipping a
bass via air cargo that will meet their needs. Unlike some dealers,
we never ship a bass by truck or in a box. This only invites trouble:
Basses get cracked, the varnish gets effected by the heat or severe
cold, necks get loose etc... Shipping by box makes it virtually
impossible to return. The boxes get 'used up' on the initial shipment,
making it risky to re-use. We only ship our basses in special flight
cases (Tuff-Lite) via the
airline cargo services.
Shipping by air cargo is fast, easy and super cheap! Shipping
by over night air cargo in most cases is actually cheaper than trucking.
Just about everyone lives within driving distance to a decent sized
airport. Almost every airline in the world, also has their own cargo
service. The cargo offices are always a good distance from all the
congestion and stress usually experience on the passenger side of
the airport. At the cargo offices, you can pull right up to their
doors and get the bass within a few short minutes. You can then
take the bass home (and the flight case) for a week to play and
try out. It's a marriage you know! How much does it usually cost?
The shipping to most continental US cities is no more than $100.
Basses come fully insured and again, it is quick (usually over night),
easy and proving to be the safest way to ship. If a bass is returned
to us (for any reason) the customer only needs to pay for shipping.
After doing this for so many years, we have it down to nice art-form.
Got a question? Email
Special note on shipping new, empty flight cases: We can
ship these either by truck or air cargo.