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So if youve heard about Denmark St before you will know its a pretty famous place for music and guitar shops... now I know that you have HUGE shops in the US compared to most of ours.. But theres something quite special about Denmark St that hard to put your finger on (even though its not what it used to be).. You can still find some great second hand stuff there (the Vinatge shop and Wunjos)and is worth checking if your ever in town.. Check the vid

 

That first store he visits used to be called Andys and is an AMAZING place for second hand stuff.

 

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To me, it has lost the magic it once possesed. I used to go down there on a weekly basis back in the 90's when it was a magical place, i blame eminem, online shopping, and the recession for taking the magic away.

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To us Americans with Guitar Center and an occatioanal Sam Ash here in So Cal. the place looks like heaven! Someday I would love to go to Nelsonica and, I definitely would visit Denmark Street! You don't see any Vox guitars here and, they had a truckload just in one spot! You Brits are so lucky!

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I don't like London at all. It's a dirty city. Hardly anyone speaks English there and there's a lot of attitude.

Those shops looked old fashioned and tatty to me. They needed painting!

I'll have 'Guitar Guitar' and 'PMT' any time. Birmingham has a lot to offer.

Black Sabbath have done their warm up gig here and Tony Martin is doing his only gig here.

Come to Birmingham not London!!!

 

 

Don't forget that rock was invented here!

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I used to go to Denmark St all the time when I lived in London, it's lost some of the magic though now for me. I'm with Lashurst though, and will say London is a horrible city now, trouble is you don't see it like that until you move away from it. I oddly visit there as my Wife has her relatives there, but if wasn't for that I wouldn't bother going back.

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I was there over Easter and everything seemed overpriced,, and shop worn.... didnt buy anything

 

great to window shop but would rather have my kit from thomann, dv247 etc..

 

I've been to the USA a few times and the choice you guys have over there is tremendous.

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I used to go to Denmark St all the time when I lived in London, it's lost some of the magic though now for me. I'm with Lashurst though, and will say London is a horrible city now, trouble is you don't see it like that until you move away from it. I oddly visit there as my Wife has her relatives there, but if wasn't for that I wouldn't bother going back.

Yeah,I live just outside central London and am glad. I dont go there unless its for a gig or work..

 

BUT even though id say yes its lost alot of its magic.. In going to the 12 Bar Club the other day which had a 400 year old stage you remember how old London is and what happened there.

 

And yes I know Birmingham is a place for music but you cant beat Lodnon for that.. Theres so much music going on you can go to a gig of any genre you want any night of the week.

 

I myself havent bought anything down there for many years. But it holds alot of fond memories for me. I bought my first acoustic down there that I still have and I bought my first Gibson down there.. I blame it just on cpaitalism. Like Rose Morris, they used to have four floors of guitars and are now forced into selling their own models cos they cant afford the stocking costs for Gibson and Fender.

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Yeah,I live just outside central London and am glad. I dont go there unless its for a gig or work..

 

BUT even though id say yes its lost alot of its magic.. In going to the 12 Bar Club the other day which had a 400 year old stage you remember how old London is and what happened there.

 

And yes I know Birmingham is a place for music but you cant beat Lodnon for that.. Theres so much music going on you can go to a gig of any genre you want any night of the week.

 

I myself havent bought anything down there for many years. But it holds alot of fond memories for me. I bought my first acoustic down there that I still have and I bought my first Gibson down there.. I blame it just on cpaitalism. Like Rose Morris, they used to have four floors of guitars and are now forced into selling their own models cos they cant afford the stocking costs for Gibson and Fender.

 

I am an unashamed capitalist. The reason we, here in America, have such a plethora of music stores , stocked with guitars is due to capitalism. Socialism and communism are pie in the sky, Pollyanna dreamworld economic systems that are doomed by their very nature. Take a long sober look at Greece. Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats the dog snot out of the aforementioned economic models. By the way , I am going to pick up my new 2012 LP Standard today, that was earned through taking full advantage of the capitalistic society I live in.

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I've got to say I love Denmark street,Wunjo is great shop, Brian and his staff are helpful and friendly. The Street has an old world charm, yes slightly run down feel about it but still great. I was at college at St Martins in the 60s just across the road in Charing Cross Road, then Selmer were the big name dealer, not there now. Used to go to the Marque in Oxford Street, saw the Stones Manfred Man, Yardbirds and just about every USA blues singer you can name play there all in a club that housed 450 people max. I can't agree that London is dirty, the streets look clean enough to me and it is such a pleasure to walk around the streets now the congestion charge has lessened the traffic. Trafalgar Square is wonderful now it is completely pedestrianized and you can walk through Soho with ease now the old streets are clear of traffic. To my fellow members up the road in Brum give it another try but before the Olympics though.

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Having watched and enjoyed many of this guy's pedal demos, I have to say, should have practiced video with the iPhone before shooting this. It was so jumpy, really almost painful to watch, and almost impossible to really focus on much of anything in the video.

 

Good to know there is an area like it though, lots of shops, should be cool to check out in person (or a video done with a steady hand!).

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To me, it has lost the magic it once possesed. I used to go down there on a weekly basis back in the 90's when it was a magical place, i blame eminem, online shopping, and the recession for taking the magic away.

What a pity.

I loved London in the 70s! Great places like Leicester Square with a a bar that

had sign out that read "Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild Women". I believe it was called

Western Bar. Loved the Marquee. And a guy could still afford to stay in a small

hotel in Paddington.

Good old days.

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