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Offline Pilgrum

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Hometown and online Supply companies
« on: Jan 30, 2004, 03:15:31 AM »
I am hopeing to compile a list of companies that we have done - or are doing business with world wide.  If you list a company as a bad supplier, please (do not) rip and tear, just state the plain facts and believe us when we say we understand good from bad.

Lets try and keep it to a list of companies that we should be doing business with.  This could really save us all some money over the years.

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Re:Hometown and online Supply companies
« Reply #1 on: Jan 30, 2004, 03:23:35 AM »
I'll start with Southwest Strings of Tucson, Az.
(800) 528-3430 toll free
(800) 528-3470 fax line
e-mail: sws@swstrings.com
web: www.swstrings.com

They will provide a catalog of their complete line free of charge.

And with this free ad, I think they should be a forum commerical sponsors.
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Re:Hometown and online Supply companies
« Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 2004, 03:58:10 PM »
Over the years I have dealt with many companies but two stand out for their customer service. I like to use toll free numbers to place orders so I can discuss any questions I have.
For just about anything string related:
Shar Music
www.sharmusic.com
1-800-248-7427
More of a Folk music place:
Andy's Front Hall
www.andysfronthall.com
1-800-759-1775 (orders)

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Re:Hometown and online Supply companies
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2004, 04:20:32 PM »
If you're in Springfield, MO, there's only one place to go:

Hoover Music
440 S. Jefferson, Springfield, MO
(417) 862-3573


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Re:Hometown and online Supply companies
« Reply #4 on: Feb 02, 2004, 10:51:37 PM »
Adam Juzek
Metropolitan Music Co.
Mountain Rd
P.O. Box 1415
Stowe, VT 05672
866-846-5461

Ken Wise
International Violin Company, LTD.
1421 Clarkview Rd
Suite 118
Baltimore, MD 21209
800-542-3538

Chris
Quinn Violins
2010 East Hennepin Ave
Ste 14-102
Minneapolis, MN 55413
888-521-2225


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Re:Hometown and online Supply companies
« Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2004, 12:37:40 AM »
Howard Core
www.howardcore.com

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Re:Hometown and online Supply companies
« Reply #6 on: Feb 14, 2004, 04:22:48 AM »
Anyone else have a good supplier?

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 14, 2004, 11:53:20 PM »
I've found Karin Menzel, a violin dealer and luthier in Boonton, NJ, to be knowledgeable and fair-minded.  I bought my current fiddle (with case) from her a year ago and was very pleased with the deal I got on it.  She's not only trained as a luthier but is also a classical violinist and gives lessons as well (although I don't think she's presently taking any more new students):

Karin Menzel Violins
103 Cornelia Street
Boonton, NJ 07005
(973) 334-2552

She doesn't seem to have a website.

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« Reply #8 on: Feb 15, 2004, 01:39:05 AM »
There you go, another good listing for the northeast.
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Re:Hometown and online Supply companies
« Reply #9 on: Feb 16, 2004, 03:37:12 AM »
All of these shops have websites although they're also all real-world violin shops so far as I know.

Gianna Violins (TN)

Concord Music (MA, I think)

Quinn Violins (MN)

Gailes Violin (Washington, DC)

Scott Cao's (Campbell, CA)

Ifshin (Berkeley, CA)

Kamimoto Strings (San Jose, CA)

Shar (MI)

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« Reply #10 on: Feb 17, 2004, 12:58:12 AM »
Konnichiwa-
Don't forget Johnson.
http://www.johnson-inst.com/index.htm

rcc, who's Elzic's farewell were you listning?

     Bosco

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« Reply #11 on: Feb 23, 2004, 04:26:41 PM »
And the list keeps growing one post at a time.  Let stay with it until we have a world wide listing.

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« Reply #12 on: Feb 23, 2004, 05:04:52 PM »
Konnichiwa-
Don't forget Johnson.
http://www.johnson-inst.com/index.htm
rcc, who's Elzic's farewell were you listning?
Bosco

Yep I have used them too they do provide good reliable service and competitive prices too.
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Re:Hometown and online Supply companies
« Reply #13 on: Feb 23, 2004, 05:08:16 PM »
I already posted this on a similar thread in the Sauna (confusing!) but anyway:

http://www.westcountryviolins.com

Highly recommended. They have nice photos, good descriptions and sound files of the instruments they sell (which are cheaper than lots of other places). Fast shipping and very well packed, too (my violin arrived the next working day, and only the E string was slightly out of tune!). :)

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« Reply #14 on: Feb 25, 2004, 04:56:16 PM »
Here's the place I buy strings and such.

Sun Music
2205 Hwy 371-E
Nashville, Arkansas 71852

1-800-233-6647

Service is always prompt and prices reasonable.  Call the 800 number for a current price list.

Email dennis@arkansas.net

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« Reply #15 on: Feb 25, 2004, 10:32:58 PM »
Everjoy Music Inc.
www.everjoy.com

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« Reply #16 on: Feb 29, 2004, 04:00:17 AM »
I've personally had good experience ordering accessories from all the following:

www.concordmusic.com
www.woodwindbrasswind.com
www.elderly.com
www.quinnviolins.com
www.swstrings.com
www.internationalviolin.com

One that apparently quite a few people have had issues with is www.musiccitystrings.com.  (I have no experience of them myself.)

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« Reply #17 on: Mar 01, 2004, 11:56:59 AM »
I just ordered my Jordan 5-string... ;D.... from Blaise at Electricviolinshop..what a difference it makes when you discuss an instrument, with someone who plays & knows the product. :)..Blaise Plays..the shop is part of.. Musicexplorium

  www.electricViolinShop.com
403 West Weaver st.
Carrboro, North Carolina. 27510
919-969-8400
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« Reply #18 on: Mar 01, 2004, 06:40:58 PM »
There are not many in this neck of the woods but, I have found Cardiff Violins very helpful. Also in Cardiff, San Domenico is out of my league but, has been very pleasant on my get-out-of-the-rain visits.

When I started, Liz at Elida was a great help.

I'm afraid that I found Woodwind Brasswind off hand when I queried a shipping cost of $35 for a Bowright to the UK.

I must admit that most people I have contacted have been helpful.

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« Reply #19 on: Mar 12, 2004, 02:42:53 AM »
Hereís two from Sydney, Australia, to help in the request for a world-wide listing.

I happily recommend the Sydney String Centre, run by David Glanville (maker, repairer) and his wife (classical performer and teacher). Davidís done some truly impressive repair/restoration work for me at extremely reasonable cost and Iíve heard nothing but praise from anyone else whoís done business with the SSC. He has an excellent balance between doing the job properly and not spending your money unnecessarily.

The SSC website is http://www.violins.com.au/index.htm

I also thoroughly recommend Jim Ellender of:

Ellender Musical Services
31 Hennessy St Croydon 2132
(02) 9797 0768 OR (02) 9798 0132

(No web site, unfortunately.) Jim Ellender specialises in bow making and repairs but also supplies well-set up, good quality, value-for-money student instruments, second-hand instruments, general supplies, etc.

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« Reply #20 on: Mar 12, 2004, 03:36:54 AM »
Hereís two from Sydney, Australia, to help in the request for a world-wide listing.
Name me a country that does not have any fiddles and that would be the country we don't need a listing from.
Thanks Tabasco.

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« Reply #21 on: Mar 12, 2004, 04:47:28 AM »
Goodness Pilgrum, Kevin and Jeff would be sad to know you haven't mentioned the Santa Fe Violin Shop.  I do all my business with them they are so helpful and generous I feel guilty if I buy something fiddle related anywhere else truly they are great guys with knowledge abounding.  

As for the internet shops the only ones i have delt with are 1Reason.com sent me my electric I could complain but its a waste of time they were out of the one I had ordered and failed to tell me that had to contact them to find out what had happenned they did make it good though eventually.  

www.wwbw.com or Woodwind and Brasswind I have delt with for a flugelhorn and a flugelhorn mouthpeice both items are as described (ok I really really like both) and shipping was fast they run a good shop and keep a real one in addition to their online stuff.  I am not however overly impressed with their violin offering but then I haven't played any if they give their 45 day return policy with their violins like they do their horns it may be worth a shot they did seem knowledgable on the phone and the "pro" horn they sold me is indeed a "pro" horn.  So they should at least be safe for strings, rosin, and general music supplies.

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« Reply #22 on: Mar 14, 2004, 03:51:46 AM »
stringnet.com delivered a violin advertised as restored, but it wasn't.  After much push, it was "fixed" for me.  Included putting a viola peg in the oversize A peg hole.  Pathetic.

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« Reply #23 on: Mar 14, 2004, 04:08:07 AM »
This list is getting better everyday.

I will now ask the luthiers, shop owners, please if you name or shop is not properly listed here then do list it.  If you'r one of us then fair is fair, list it in big bold letters.
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« Reply #24 on: Mar 14, 2004, 05:03:50 AM »
Konnichiwa-
Don't forget Johnson.
http://www.johnson-inst.com/index.htm

rcc, who's Elzic's farewell were you listning?

     Bosco

Reeltime Traveller's -- Heide Andrade on fiddle.  It's a wonderfully crooked version.  And Earl White showed me the version that the folks were playing in North Carolina and Virginia 10 years ago or so.

- Ray

 




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