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Sound Control/Turnkey (UK) stores closed

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  • Sound Control/Turnkey (UK) stores closed

    The UK's largest musical instrument retailer has closed most of its 26 branches and the rest may follow within weeks: http://www.soundonsound.com/news?NewsID=10049

    Last edited by BarT; 05-02-08, 07:16 PM. Reason: surplus word

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    2Box DrumIt Five, TDW-20BK , additional Kit Toys & Roland cymbals, 2Box, Pearl and Sonor pedals


    • #3
      Gonna miss em

      Will miss my local Sound Control, spent many thousands and happy GAS hours there, it was my only vice, 3 other small music stores in town but they are old fashioned, no keyboards, pc software or anything that spells modern technology and an old shop musty smell, Sound Control were the guys where i got my fix ... and my V drums but yes it seemed every time i was there, there were only a couple of browsers and half dozen staff, used to often wonder how they broke a profit, i gotta admit though my last few purchases were off the net, Rockem music, Eddie Moors and Drum-tec, the deals just couldn't be beaten and also Ebay where there are so many good new and used deals ... wondering if anyone will buy them out, before it was Sound Control my local was Academy of Sound ... not always perfect but overall a good store ...
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        Wow. Bad news indeed. No store local to me sadly, but I've been to the Glasgow store a few times, and they were always very helpful and willing to let you mess with the kits. I even got to play about with a TD9 a couple of weeks back (not too impressed btw).
        Always sad when stores close, but a whole chain is dreadful.


        • #5
          No great loss as far as I'm concerned. Stores nicely presented, the specialist Roland guy at Southampton was particularly friendly and useful but general customer service and special orders were absolutely appalling.

          At the end of the day it was mainly a guitar shop and so should affect any of us too badly. Hope all the employess find new jobs soon.


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            If Turnkey goes it'll be a big loss in London...
            Digital Village have become increasingly wary of price matching to Thomann in Germany and Turnkey would always price match no problem...
            On YouTube: Playing Drum'n'Bass live with TD12 and SPD-S: Gig in Budapest
            With TD20-KX on SoundCloud
            Now sporting a TD30KV kit....
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