The Bass Dealer
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About Us

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Welcome to TheBassDealer, your favorite Lakland, Hofner and Kay Bass Shop. 

We're a division of Rock N Roll Vintage, an authorized Chicago Lakland, Hofner and Kay dealer selling new, vintage and used basses and guitars online and in our Chicago shop.  While we sell both the Skyline and US series basses our primary focus is on the Skyline series.  Skyline basses offer great quality, tone and shorter lead times. Here you'll be able to talk to players who are not only passionate about basses but who also play on a regular basis.  In addition to selling basses online we also have a real brick and mortar store on Chicago's North side (click here for a map).   We have a special affinity for Lakland bases as Lakland was founded in Chicago and we are located just 3 miles just from the Lakland factory.  International customers, we ship basses world wide. We overpack all international shipments so rest assured your bass will arrive safely.

So what's different about our shop ?   We're not one of those super stores, you will find we're knowledgeable friendly and easy to work with.   Rather than stock loads of Lakland, Hofner and Kay basses our philosophy is to stock popular basses and place factory orders for other instruments.  This allows us to provide the best possible discount prices. 

We also carry a wide selection of vintage and used basses and guitars.  Visit or give us a shout for current stock.

Are you a bassist who wants a quote or need to buy a new bass ?  Drop us an email at or call our shop at 773.878.8617.  For online quotes please see our bass price quote page.  


Ordering and Quotes:

Order online on our main retail site or drop us an email asking for a quote.  See our ordering and quotes details page   We will do everything we can to earn your business. 


We're located in Chicago Illinois, the Bass Dealer is the bass web site of Rock N Roll Vintage Inc.  Map to our store and contact information.  Rock N Roll Vintage Inc. belongs to the BBB, the Lincoln Square chamber of commerce and our business is registered with the City of Chicago. 

Contact Information:, a division of Rock N Roll Vintage Inc.
4727 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago IL 60625                                                                                                   
Store Phone: 773.878.8617


Store Hours

Weekdays  Noon to 6 p.m. CST (closed Mondays)
Saturdays Noon to 5 p.m. CST


Contact Information:, a Division of Rock N Roll Vintage Inc.

4727 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625  
Store Phone: 773.878.8617




Rock N Roll Vintage Inc. is a Paypal Verified Business and registered with the City of Chicago.