06-09-2012 03:37 AM
You should check em out. The staff seems knowledgable and friendly. I know they seem all vintagy on their site but they carry some other brands. Its not a huge selection but worth looking at. Hot Rod 6 Strings is a custom builder/repairer in the same building (different driveway). Small world Chris used to work at ECMM but he always has at least a few nice guitars for sale at his shop. I am looking forward to having Guitar Center in town, if only for research value. We are getting a Whole Foods too.
Rt 7 Music?? How have I never heard of them?? I'll have to check them out next time I drive up that way. (Checking out their site, looks like they are pretty much all vintagey/Gibson/Fender. Meh.)
06-09-2012 06:01 AM
06-09-2012 06:17 AM
Because CT definitely needs 3 Guitar Centers. I hope this doesn't put the nail in the coffin for stores like the Guitar Hangar and Rt 7 Music.
06-09-2012 06:36 AM
Get there early if you plan on attending the grand opening. I went to the one in Portland, Maine about 7 or 8 years ago and it was crazy. The line was around the parking lot twice. They were advertising all kinds of free stuff, which was basically a bunch of bottom feeder crap. I bought crappy splash cymbal for ten bucks and it broke about two weeks later. Like a dumbass I fell for the "20 packs of strings for 20 bucks" thing. They were the worst guitar strings I ever saw. I used two sets, and by that time the other 18 had corroded in the packages. Also, the free t-shirts they gave to the people waiting in line were so thin they were virtually see-thru.
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06-12-2012 09:04 AM
Hi actually worked at ECMM from 1987 thru 1990, it was a very cool shop, the largest and probably best stocked guitar shop in New England, before GC invaded the state...we had the coolest shredder guitar clinics at that place, George Lynch, Vinny Moore, Frank Gambali,Michael Angelo etc., I enjoyed my time there and have many good memories. I left in 1990! Later once Ed and Larry left the downslide began and eventually moved locations and became a victim of bad financial management and a poor economy!
Any way at least in it's hay day if you had a few bucks you could buy something cool and leave happy, was in GC in Orange last week and remarked to my buddy that even if I had a spare $1000 in my pocket it would be hard to spend! Mostly cookie cutter lower end Fender and Gibson guitars and amps, and commission driven over eager salesman. I asume the new Danbury location will be just as souless. Go to Brian Guitars in Hamden Ct. if you want a pro boutique shop!
06-12-2012 09:14 AM
To be fair, when Ed left ECMM they were making huge profits and doing amazingly well, and they were selling tons of recording gear and club installs. When Ed left is when things fell apart. Ed's ECMM was the first mailorder pro audio & guitar business in the USA, He was also one of the first music dealers to carry, Light shows, pyrotechnic supplies, rack mount studio gear, PA systems and one of the first Otari, Tascam & Fostex dealers in the USA. You may not have liked ECMM but they were one of the bigger stores in the pre-GC era and did really well.
no crappy customer service and high prices killed east coast music mall a bunch of retards morgan and ed the ring leaders
06-13-2012 01:48 PM
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