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 visiting new york
Author: Pokenerd 
Date:   2023-01-12 01:12

hi guys,

What are some good music stores in new york that has a large variety of clarinet to choose from?
It would also be nice if they accept trade ins for the instrument that I am using currently(R13).

Minjun

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 Re: visiting new york
Author: SecondTry 
Date:   2023-01-12 03:03

For starters:

https://store.weinermusic.com/

http://www.innoledy.com/contact_us.html

https://www.buffet-crampon.com/en/dealers/



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 Re: visiting new york
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2023-01-12 05:34

Just to clarify, isn't the Buffet store in NY closed?


Also if you drive to the address for Weiner Music on Long Island, you'll only see a small drum store called "Poppa's Music Music." That's because that what Weiner is from the outside. All their gear is in the basement and they have to bring it up on a dumbwaiter.


There is also Roberto's Winds (Sax Shop). Not sure how much clarinet stuff they have on hand.




............Paul Aviles



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 Re: visiting new york
Author: Tom H 
Date:   2023-01-12 06:41

I think Poppa's is where I bought my "recent" Buffet in 1999. I recall everything was right there in the store and went into a practice room to try some out. I guess it's changed or it's not the right store I recall.

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 Re: visiting new york
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2023-01-12 09:19

No, that's it. It just looks like a tiny drum/guitar store from the outside. If you recall there is a long counter but a narrow main aisle. You wait in one of the studios for the instruments to try out. But I swear all the inventory is stuffed in the basement. If the inventory online was on display, it would look more like a Guitar Center or Target.




...............Paul Aviles



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 Re: visiting new york
Author: SecondTry 
Date:   2023-01-12 21:06

For reasons not known to me, Weiner Music (.com) and Poppas Music, while occupying the same residence at 168 Jericho Turnpike in Mineola, NY appear for tax and business purposes to be two separate legal entities.

Picture of storefront

https://store.weinermusic.com/

http://poppasmusic.com/

As Paul said, the storefront, which is as nondescript as nondescript gets--no offense intended--says Poppas music. They carry a wide, price competitive range of gear and in over 40 years of buying from them, 95% online, 5% store, I've never had a problem.

It's even been the case for me that certain prices for the same items were slightly different depending upon whether I placed an order online, or visited the store in person and made on over the counter sale.

I get the impression, although this may be incorrect, that Mark Kasten https://store.weinermusic.com/pages/repair-shop may handle the repair and sales of instruments side of the business, certainly the former, while Fred's sister Sharon runs the online side of things.

Ponenerd - Minjum:

IMHO, I'm afraid that the great allure of visiting NY (i.e. NYC, i.e. Manhattan), which conjures up images of tall skyscrapers, Lincoln Center, and 48th Street (i.e. music store row) isn't what it use to be, at least as it regards the latter.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/the-vanished-music-stores-of-new-york-citys-forty-eighth-street

Whether it was Ponce Music, or Manny's, or Roberto's or Sam Ash, to name a few, and even the latter two, while still in business have since moved, it seems that economic forces of real estate, the internet, and maybe even Covid have transformed this landscape into places where residential and other commercial enterprises capable of paying the rents have driven these stores out, and often out of business.



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 Re: visiting new york
Author: SunnyDaze 
Date:   2023-01-12 23:50

Can I give another vote for Weiner's shop? I had no idea that it was so small, but they give top-notch service. It was them that shipped a Fobes mp to me in the UK, when they turned out not to be available in shops in the UK and Europe. Mr Weiner must really have an eye for business, as well as music.

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 Re: visiting new york
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2023-01-13 01:03

Ha! You know, I just wanted a person actually driving the streets a "heads up" so that they wouldn't drive past Poppa's Music Music three times.........like I did.



Of course it's interesting to know there are different tax entities.





.............Paul Aviles



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 Re: visiting new york
Author: donald 
Date:   2023-01-13 02:51

I've ordered from Weiner many times, and also bought directly from them at Clarinetfests/OK Sypmosium. Had no idea that they were physically such a small shop (and had actually imagined visiting them in NY) but given the longevity of their business and the changes over the last 30 years it does not surprise me in the least.

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 Re: visiting new york
Author: donald 
Date:   2023-01-13 02:54

BTW I often wonder about the Charles Neidich story where he left his Buffet S1 pair in the back of a taxi on his way to a rehearsal, and had to go to the nearest music store to buy some R13s to play... I'm fairly sure this story is true, and I've always wondered what store he went to. I had dinner with him in '98 and COULD have asked, but it didn't seem important....

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 Re: visiting new york
Author: DougR 
Date:   2023-01-13 05:16

there was a pretty comprehensive thread on this very topic back in March of '22, so you might give that a look. As far as I know, the info there is still accurate.

http://test.woodwind.org/clarinet/BBoard/read.html?f=1&i=497223&t=497108

Happy hunting!



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 Re: visiting new york
Author: m1964 
Date:   2023-01-13 10:27

Pokenerd wrote:

"...What are some good music stores in new york that has a large variety of clarinet to choose from?
It would also be nice if they accept trade ins for the instrument that I am using currently(R13)."

My vote goes to NYC-Woodwinds.com in Brooklyn (20 min. from Manhattan).

The owner is a highly skilled technician, in addition to being a wonderful clarinet player.

PS
Cam someone kindly remind me how to insert links? I tried <link> but it did not work.
Thanks



Post Edited (2023-01-13 10:29)

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 Re: visiting new york
Author: SecondTry 
Date:   2023-01-13 18:17

m1964 wrote:

> PS
> Cam someone kindly remind me how to insert links? I tried
> <link> but it did not work.
> Thanks
>

>
> Post Edited (2023-01-13 10:29)

m1964

I can't literally type here that which YOU would need to type to establish a web link because the Phorum software that runs this bboard would interpret that which I typed as an actually web link, and render to the screen something different than what you literally need to type.

That was a mouthful.

Click here to see examples of how to do web links

http://test.woodwind.org/clarinet/BBoard/help.html?f=1

Search on the page that results for

How do I link text or insert links into my messages?

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Edit:

I just found a better way to express the answer to your question.

If you wanted, for example, to create a link to the clarinet section of this bboard you would type

[*url]http://test.woodwind.org/clarinet/BBoard/list.html?f=1[*/url]

without the asterisk characters, or

[*url=http://google.com]Welcome to google[*/url].

without the asterisk characters  :)



Post Edited (2023-01-13 20:20)

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 Re: visiting new york
Author: mozartklar 
Date:   2023-01-13 20:31

If I can throw my opinion in the ring...

I purchased a Prestige R-13 B-flat from Liam Burke /Burke Woodwinds in NYC in 2021. I wasn't able to make it to his shop so he sent me 4 beautiful instruments. He was great to deal with and was super responsive to emails/questions. After I selected the clarinet, I sent it back to him so that he could set it up which was included with the purchase (a $500 value). He went above and beyond, catching some roughly cut tone holes and sanding and sealing them. We also had agreed on an additional fee to repad the clarinet with Valentino pads.

I was so impressed with his work that I signed up for his repair subscription. I just got my horns back from his COA service in the fall. The work he did on my set is first rate. Highly recommended.



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 Re: visiting new york
Author: m1964 
Date:   2023-01-14 11:26

To SecondTry,

Thanks- my vote still goes to https://www.nyc-woodwinds.com.



Post Edited (2023-01-14 11:30)

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