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I have nothing but praise for the staff at Sound Control these guys know what they are talking about and don't try to sell you stuff that you don't want or need. When i recently had some cash to spend on musical equipment i visited the Salford branch with a list of what i wanted and even ... Read review

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Community Level 2bigp

bigp

I would not spend my cash anywhere else

AdvantagesStaff who know what they are doing, No pressure selling

DisadvantagesNot as cheap as some retailers

"...praise for the staff at Sound Control these guys know what they are talking about and don't try to sell you stuff that you don't want or need. When i recently had some cash to spend on musical equipment i visited the Salford branch with a list of what i wanted and even though they did not have all of it in stock i was given a reasonable explanation of why not and also given a realistic idea of how long it would take to get hold of certain items. ..." Read review
24.12.2000

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Community Level 4eaglesas

eaglesas

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS? HERE'S A GOOD IDEA.

AdvantagesPrices, Staff, Stock, Guitars.

DisadvantagesSheet music, Some staff, Lack of space in store.

"Sound Control Modern Music Stores is a diamond in the rough as far as Musical Instrument purchasing is concerned. Those musicians amongst us will be interested to learn that these stores scattered around the country from London to Newcastle will find that they are both cheaper than many other places and provide better service. Unlike other stores to which I have compared them (Windows Music-Newcastle, Sounds Live-Newcastle) you will find the biggest ..." Read review
09.01.2001

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Community Level 1ronaldo

ronaldo

sound control in control

AdvantagesKnowledgeable employees

Disadvantagessome brances a bit out of the way

"Sound contol is one of the biggest chains of music shops in Britain, with about ten branches (most of them in Scotland). In my time I have visited three of these branches in Dunfermline, Glasgow and Salford. Every time I've been impressed. The shops are well laid out and categorised into different section; PA, guitars, keyboards, etc. Each section has a dedicated employee who generally speaking know what they are talking about. The prices are reasonable, ..." Read review
14.12.2000

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Community Level 1dsalmon

dsalmon

Sound Control... Make it bigger!

AdvantagesFantastic service. Good stock of products. Great background music!

DisadvantagesOlder stores are falling down. No drums?!

"...visit I have made to Sound Control, be it for a new guitar or a packet of strings, has been a good one. The staff there are very welcoming and they never hard sell. My band and I have bought all of our rig there and keep going back for more. We were able to try out all all the instruments that we were fancied the look of and for each one that was taken off the wall, we got expert information about it, that was no way patronising . The staff ..." Read review
16.04.2006

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Community Level 1georgelowes

georgelowes

Not hugely impressed....

AdvantagesComprehensive stock

DisadvantagesSome bad staff...

"...Newcastle, and in the end, Sound Contol seemed the best to go for. They told me that they didn't have one in stock, but they would definitly be able to get one in about a week. "Fantastic" I thought. I handed over the 10% deposit, and left the shop happy in the knowlege that I would be holding my beautiful new bass in my arms a week later. A week later and I hear nothing, so I popped into the shop to see if they had forgoten about me. Nope, they ..." Read review
18.03.2004

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