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Author Topic: Gear Hunting Around the World:A collection of places where to go for gear!  (Read 10648 times)

Offline gandydancer123

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Lots of forumers here have travelled extensively or are living and working around the world and have visited the music zones of different cities..
lets gather and pool all our data about where to Shop or window shop sa mga countries at cities na napuntahan ninyo..

Share the place, city and some informative stories!

here in the Philippines..we Have

Manila: Raon, Sta Mesa (though not really that rich and diverse..if a gearhead expat or tourist would go there they might find it a bit disappointing..



Oh kayo naman..Singapore, Japan, Thailand,Korea, Hongkong, Malaysia, US, UK, Europe, Australia, Middle East,  Etc. Saan dapat pumunta for GAS!!??







« Last Edit: August 28, 2013, 04:19:57 PM by gandydancer123 »



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i would love to go to any ishibashi music store branch in japan.  :-D
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Offline randymarsh

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try nyo to

http://goo.gl/maps/28qa5

by the way, this guitar store has gone bankrupt.  :-D
nuno : n4 2.0 n4esa, n4vintage, n4 silver sparkle, n5, n6, n7, n8esa
etc : yjm, axis, jp6, jpxi, jp12, jp13, lp 58 vos, lp 57 ri, lp standard, lp trad, am strat, am tele deluxe, jem7v, uv777, rg prestige, j custom, deluxe reverb, vai legacy, jcm900, axefx

Offline gandydancer123

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If you happen to visit:

Shanghai:

Jingling Road a street lined with different shops. Some are loaded with nice goodies..some with crappy stuff..try to haggle a bit especially at small shops as usually they pad the prices especially if your a foreigner. You can find Ishibashi Shanghai Branch Here.




Beijing:

Xinjiekou and Gu Lou Da jie (near one famous tourist spot of the city "Drum Tower": Xin Jie kou is similar to Jingling road..Guloudajie has more upscale shops. One shop along gulou dajie that has really funky stuff is Seven Days Music...check them out..


Tianjin:

Ba wei Lu: Its near the new music college..its a nice street with lots of shops..places to check out are "MOEB" and "Hao Jita".. these two shops have the best prices and carry the good stuff..

Migong is a shop in the "ancient culture street" gǔwnhujiē  area..its an awesome shop as it carries top boutique gear! a bit pricey though..the owners are a funky looking young couple who smokes all day. 

« Last Edit: August 30, 2013, 04:42:13 PM by gandydancer123 »



Offline Freak

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If within the Philippines then go NORTH!  :wink:


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Heads up guys..heres something from...


JAPAN!

http://talk.philmusic.com/index.php?topic=294280.msg4038605#msg4038605

Ochanomizu, Tokyo

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If within the Philippines then go NORTH!  :wink:

eto ba yun?! haha

Go to the Philippine Instruments for Ensemble Research facility located about 5 minutes walk from the Manila Hotel heading towards the Del Pan area...

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no bro, hanap ka ng mga retired musicians mga dating byahero lalo na sa parteng pampangga  :)

vintage at its finest

Offline gandydancer123

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pero seriously guys, parang the best nadin yung i google yung mga local guitar and gear forums ng country ng pupuntahan ninyo..hahaha para sa day of your travel or vacation..organize nalang kayo ng meet up..baka itour pa kayo ng seller if ever..hahaha




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no bro, hanap ka ng mga retired musicians mga dating byahero lalo na sa parteng pampangga  :)

vintage at its finest

uy!!! sweeeet tip!! may nakita nga ako long ako na parang vintage jaguar sa sulit..60's..parang bandang pampangga or bandang olonggapo...

this is interesting...sarap i-trace mga to..

by the way speaking of biyaheros of old...did you know:

theres this really famous shanghai bigband group during the 40's-50's here who played in the once very famous Peace hotel here..
and one old trumpeteer or sax guy yata..sabi niya yung nagturo at naginfluence sa kanya mag play ng JAZZ.....pinoy! na biyahero.. siguro during the american occupation..natuto si pinoy jazz man..tapos bumiyahe sa far east...

actually even now..hindi padin nagbabago...

most of the showbands sa mga bars and clubs, hotels.. here are mostly pinoys...I think a lot of forumers here have played their rounds here in china..

and when chinese folk talk about pinoys..."musikero" agad yung naiisip nila..astig nga eh.

Offline ajgg235

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sa States, Guitar Center is really cool... I want to go to the smaller "gear stores" there though..
I went to Guitar Center and it was just Heaven!  :-D
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sa States, Guitar Center is really cool... I want to go to the smaller "gear stores" there though..
I went to Guitar Center and it was just Heaven!  :-D




Nanginginig kamay ko while taking these photos!!!   :drool:

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^ lucky you sir freemansj!!! Kahit ako manginginig kamay sa pagkuha ng pics na yan.

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I don't have pictures pero eto na yung mga napuntahan ko:

1. Hong Kong - Tsang Fook Piano Co. sa may ibaba ng Eaton Hotel sa Nathan Road. Di ako nakapunta sa Tom Lee noon kasi wala pa akong alam sa gear during that time. hehe  :-D

2. Singapore
a. Bras Basah Complex - 2 or 3 yung napuntahan ko doon na music stores. Yung biggest ay yung Swee Lee
b. Peninsula Excelsior - sa ground floor and basement maraming stores. May mga second hand gears rin na tinitinda
c. Peace Centre - andun yung City Music

3. Australia - Allans Billy Hyde sa Pitt Street sa Sydney CBD. Naalala ko, pinagbawalan pa ako kumuha ng litrato sa mga gitara.

4. England
a. Liverpool - Curly Music. Malapit lang sa Liverpool Lime Street station kaya madali ko nahanap nung nag day tour ako doon
b. Burton-on Trent - Pete Oakley Music

Pangarap ko mapuntahan ang Guitar Center sa LA at yung Anderton's sa England.

 :-D

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Offline inverted_hate

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wala ako pic pero this is the place to go for vintage stuff (or the place i went to)

cowtown guitars-http://cowtownguitars.com/...it i a small store but packed with vintage guitars pedals and amps

ed roman's (but sadly this one is closed or moved dunno what really happened)...the original store i went to is very big but mostly new stuff on display and if you are bc rich fan you'll like this place

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@freemansj, buti ka nga nakapag-picture pa. Ako hindi na. Nung bumisita ako sa isang Guitar Center (after going around circles because the GPS was not updated), para akong bata na napa-WOW!


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I don't have pictures pero eto na yung mga napuntahan ko:

1. Hong Kong - Tsang Fook Piano Co. sa may ibaba ng Eaton Hotel sa Nathan Road. Di ako nakapunta sa Tom Lee noon kasi wala pa akong alam sa gear during that time. hehe  :-D

2. Singapore
a. Bras Basah Complex - 2 or 3 yung napuntahan ko doon na music stores. Yung biggest ay yung Swee Lee
b. Peninsula Excelsior - sa ground floor and basement maraming stores. May mga second hand gears rin na tinitinda
c. Peace Centre - andun yung City Music

3. Australia - Allans Billy Hyde sa Pitt Street sa Sydney CBD. Naalala ko, pinagbawalan pa ako kumuha ng litrato sa mga gitara.

4. England
a. Liverpool - Curly Music. Malapit lang sa Liverpool Lime Street station kaya madali ko nahanap nung nag day tour ako doon
b. Burton-on Trent - Pete Oakley Music

Pangarap ko mapuntahan ang Guitar Center sa LA at yung Anderton's sa England.

 :-D

Tsang Fook branch na yan sa baba ko lang. Lots of items on sale but mostly mga 110 ang voltage  :eek:
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^ lucky you sir freemansj!!! Kahit ako manginginig kamay sa pagkuha ng pics na yan.

I almost cried.   :cry:


@freemansj, buti ka nga nakapag-picture pa. Ako hindi na. Nung bumisita ako sa isang Guitar Center (after going around circles because the GPS was not updated), para akong bata na napa-WOW!

Nakow!  Malas naman!  Dapat balik-bayad sa rental car (kung rental car nga yan) kung hindi updated ang GPS!!!  :razz:

Actually, they called a cab for me after ko bayaran yung guitar na binili ko.  While waiting for the cab, doon ko lang naisip na, "Makapag-piktyur-piktyur nga!!!"

Ayan, very obvious sa ibang photos.  I was shaking like a naked Eskimo sa labas ng igloo.  LOL!   :lol:


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Nanginginig kamay ko while taking these photos!!!   :drool:

Panung nanginginig? Describe mo nga  :-D

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Panung nanginginig? Describe mo nga  :-D

Uma-up down, up down, left right, left right, B A, B A, Select Start, Select Start, bro eh...   :lol:

Offline gandydancer123

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may isang offsetfanatic..si deadwing ba yun..nafeature pa siya sa isang marketing video ng isang super cool guitar shop sa chicago yata..not sure..forgot the name..pero maganda yung shop..try ko halungkatin..he  bought his pawnshop mustang there..

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FOUND IT!!

HA! I happened to make it on the ongoing documentary for Emerald City Guitars. It was the day to pick up the Pawnshop Series Fender Mustang after (guitar tech extraordinaire) Eric Daw made a few changes to it to fit my playing specs. I'm at around the 10 minute mark of the doc.

http://youtu.be/p1VlQVOynVI

sa seattle pala..check the cool video..and check out deadwing with the candy apple red 'stang! hehehe

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http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af19/free_man_sj0512/IMG_2157.jpg

Pete! ok ah..naisip ko pwede bang paprint ng ganitongbackline sa tarpauline..mga marshall cabs..hahaha tapos gawing wallpaer or pang photobooth background...astig to..

ganda neto sa isang band studio rental ..as interor design..

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I agree on any Ishibashi store.

For those who happen to be in Taipei, I recommend ATB music:
http://www.atbmusic.com/
http://www.atb2.com/