What are some good things to know before applying at a music shop?
I'm going to apply at probably two different music shops, ones that sell instruments guitars, violins, banjos etc. What can I prepare myself for to get the job? What should I know?
Question answered by Happiness Starship
Be able to read music and play two or three different instruments very well
Visit the shop and look around, if possible
Visit the shop's website and prepare something intelligent and positive to say about it
Dress in a similar way to the shop staff
Show awareness of customers - don't barge in while they're talking to a customer
Is there any music shop in the Denver or Boulder County area that buys used instruments?
I'm selling a used 3-valve Jupiter Baritone / Euphonium and am wanting some quick cash. Does anyone know where I can try to sell it? I'd like to see what a music store would be willing to give me for it. I spend a lot of time in Longmont, Boulder, and Parker and am looking for any music shops in the area that might purchase a used instrument. Anyone know anyone in Denver County or Boulder County that would?
Question answered by leftuncheckd
Look in the Yellow Pages under Pawn Shops.
The ones I know about in Aurora (Colfax & Dayton) & (Peoria & Mississippi) buy them.
I left Denver in 2005. I'm assuming those pawn shops are still there. Longmont has one.
Federal Blvd would be a good place to look.
Just 1 other idea. With school starting back up, there might be a parent out there thats dreading have to shell out $4,000 for a new one. Here's a long shot, but, check with the board of education.
How much will it cost me to get an electric bass guitar restrung at a music shop?
It's about 13 years old and is a Washburn XB100 Electric Bass Guitar? It has four strings and I have no idea if the strings have ever been changed but they sound grim.
Does anyone know how much it would cost for a music shop to put new strings on it in South-east England?
I don't want to re-string it myself so please don't suggest that! Thanks :)
Question answered by hedgepigs
If you go into a local music shop, buy a set of strings, which should cost you about £20 -£25 for a 4 string set of Rotosounds or similar, and ask them nicely how to put them on your bass, I'm sure they will show you how to do it for you for nothing. Just don't go in on a saturday morning when they are going to be busy, and I expect they will be happy to help. Once you know how to do it yourself, you can buy the strings more cheaply online, and it's not a difficult job with a little care.
The only thing you need to worry about is the 'scale' of your bass; they are usually 'long scale' (about 34inches from the nut to the bridge saddles), but if you take your bass with you, the shop will check that for you. You must get the correct scale, because if you put long scale strings on a medium scale bass (or the other way around), they will break very quickly...
There are lots of different 'gauges' (that's the thickness) of strings available; if you're mainly playing rock, go with 45-65-85-105. This is a kind of 'standard' gauge, and is probably what was on your bass from new. If you like funk, go for lighter strings - to play slap 40-60-80-100 which is usually called a 'hybrid set', or even lighter (35-etc).
Playing on new strings is great, change them as often as you can afford, or when they start to sound a bit dull, try taking them all off, borrow an old saucepan from your mum or someone, and boil them up for five minutes in water with a little vinegar added to it. Carefully put them back on (once they've cooled down, of course) and they will sound almost like new again for a little while.
Should I sell my guitar amp at a music shop or on Craigslist?
I'm trying to sell a guitar amp but am not sure whether or not to bring it to some guys at a music shop that resells gear or to just make my own ad on Craigslist. Which method would get me the best deal?
Question answered by musicproducer
I would recommend Craigslist because you will be able to get more for it. It might be easier to sell it at a music shop, but they will not give you a lot for it. Start on Craiglist and if that doesn't work out, then you can try the music shop.
What is the legal age to work part time in a music shop in the summer?
I live in the UK and in desparate need of cash.
What is the age for working part-time in a music shop?
16 is full time. You can do a papaer round at 10.
I want part-time and in the UK and no papaer rounds!
Crushing on TWO girls...
Question answered by pillburydough
when you get your community service papers from your high school nurse
Would it be better if I sold a musical instrument in a music shop or on Craigslist?
I'm trying to sell a guitar amp, but I'm not sure whether or not to sell it at a music shop that sells used gear or just to put up my own ad on Craigslist. Which method would guarantee me the maximal profit?
Question answered by Jennifer
Since it is free for you to post an ad on Craigslist, I would personally try doing that first. Pick a good price, such as the price you think the amp would sell for at a music store. Take a picture and post information on the item (such as the age, make, model, condition, and so forth). Write your price, leave your phone number and an email address. Give it a week or two and if the item sells, great. If it doesn’t sell, you can try to take it to a music store.
How helpful and pricey are guitar/music shops?
One of the strings on my guitar won't tune, I don't know whether i've over stretched it when trying to tune it (it that's possible?) or the peg or string is bust, but it sounds awful.
I'm thinking of taking it to a music shop. Are music/guitar shops helpful? Or are they like mechanics and charge you before they've even done anything? Also, for future reference, do they charge for re-stringing a guitar for you?
Thanks for any input!
Question answered by Gloomyguy
My acoustic guitar is re-strung for £5 plus the cost of the six strings by my local music shop. They are knowledgeable polite and efficient. I didn't buy the instrument there either.
How much is my Ipodtouch worth at a pawnshop or music shop or something?
I have a 4th generation 8 gig white ipod touch and I want to have a 4th gen with 32 gig instead from like best buy or something.. How much money would I have if I sold it a pawnshop or music shop?
Question answered by Tman
How old would you have to be to work at a music shop?
Im 16, play the guitar, and Im in love with classic rock and oldschool punk and theres a music shop near me and everytime I walk in it just seems like an awesome place for a first job.
Question answered by Kevin k
In most places in America, 16 is the minimum age to work. Government and OSHA restrictions might require you to be older for some jobs; but at a music store, I doubt there would be a problem. The owner might think you are too young, and he has the final say who he hires.
It would be a fun job, but you will still have to work. Ask the owner/manager for an application. If they are not looking for help at the moment, ask them to keep your app on file.
Do not have your heart set on it being your first job- you might need something before they get around to hiring you.
What is the average salary for a someone who works in a music shop?
am in year 10 and in music we are doing working in the music industry... please could you give me some information on what that average salary is for been a music adviser in a music shop like JG Windows and HMV??
Question answered by Fairdo4all
Poor, as in all retail outlets.