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Reidy’s Opens new Blackburn Store

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Posted By : mr.nwb | Comments : 10

With one of biggest guitar walls in world

The largest music superstore outside London is set to open in Blackburn next weekend.

Reidy’s Home of Music will celebrate its 90th anniversary in the town with the official unveiling of its brand new store in Nab Lane at the heart of Blackburn College’s university campus.

To mark the occasion there will be live, in-store appearances from Mobo Award-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown next Saturday, September 8, and original Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson next Sunday.

They will perform on the permanent sound stage built into the 6,500 square foot store. There will also be a series of live demonstrations from specialists from some of the leading brands of instruments including Fender and Gibson guitars and Yamaha keyboards.

Full story at - www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/.../


# Posted by ben murray - 31/08/2012, 14:09 (GMT)

It's been open for a coupla months or so now. Ive been a few times and been properly underwhelmed every time.

There's nothing different to what they had before unless you like pianos, fair few of them. Guitar wise it's the same old stuff.

Maybe it'll be different after the "official opening" the sound stage is a pretty good addition tho.

# Posted by The Kasuals Solid Sixties Musi... - 31/08/2012, 14:49 (GMT)

Last time I went to Reidy's (old store) there wasn't anything worth buying, guitar wise. Cheapo starter stuff.

Hopefully things have changed for the better, will pop over and take a look.

Lee :)

# Posted by James - Metalleeka + AC/DCe - 31/08/2012, 16:18 (GMT)

its impressive but essentially still a music store with modern stock... not for me..

the staff are already p!ssed off with using the ladders to the reach the premium guitars lol

# Posted by Alyerpal - 31/08/2012, 16:33 (GMT)

Sounds great!


# Posted by LAST GANG IN TOWN - 01/09/2012, 09:08 (GMT)

I've bought a few items from Reidys on-line service, including a few guitars, and always been very impressed and satisfied...never been to the shop though.

# Posted by The Kasuals Solid Sixties Musi... - 01/09/2012, 12:11 (GMT)

I much preferred the music shops of old that stocked more second hand gear as opposed to modern stuff.

For some of you older rockers out there, who remembers SJ Music in Leyland? Based on School Lane.

Lee :)

# Posted by Jez - 01/09/2012, 12:30 (GMT)

@Lee. I'm with you on the second hand stuff. Think kids have got it too easy nowadays, they can by a belter straight of the hook for next to nothing now brand new. They never get that pleasure of admiring a piece of crap in a shop window for months, buying it and feeling like a rockstar, then progressing onto the 2nd Hand "proper guitar".


# Posted by The Kasuals Solid Sixties Musi... - 01/09/2012, 13:48 (GMT)


I have never bought a brandnew guitar in my life, all second hand from either a friend or other people in the business I know, the same was for amps/gear untill within the last 5yrs when I bought a new Ashdown amp and recently a Line 6 G30 wireless unit for my bass.

Would much prefer to spend a couple of hrs or more wading through old second hand guitars and amps to see what deals I could strike up. Majority of the gear I have bought over the yrs has been as an investment as well as to use, new gear you buy these days just loses money, unless it is something a bit special and has not been manufactured in the far east.

Lee :)

# Posted by Jez - 02/09/2012, 22:43 (GMT)

@lee. I've only bought one new guitar (apart from a Thomann bass, doesn't count!) and that was more by accident. I went to try out Crate amps when they first came to the uk (dodgy hair metal amp of the 80's) and tried it out with an early Charvel and thought wow! That was in the end my first REAL guitar!
It's still number 1 to this day! (and still has 25 year old gaffer tape on the body so i didnt scratch it with my bangles!!!! lol)

# Posted by James - Metalleeka + AC/DCe - 03/09/2012, 09:42 (GMT)

+1 for charvel.. I could have opened a shop alone with the number of charvels i had...

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