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  1. Moe45673

    Moe45673 Member

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    So I walked into a large music store here in Canada, and looked at the prices for some pedals (amongst other things. The Roland MicroCube bass RX is AWESOME, btw).

    I was thinking of picking up a verbzilla. it cost about $230. Hell no. The Microcube cost that much! (Froogle affirms that's the going rate for the Roland).

    Some other pedals are ridiculous, while others, like the Little Big Muff ($80) strike me as reasonable.

    Anyhow, how much does a new verbzilla cost in Guitar Center in the states?
     
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    They are $110 new, I believe.
     
  3. markom89

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    Moe... wow $230 for a verbzilla?! L&M on Bloor? Crazy.
    That said, some places have US made products for LESS than they sell in the US.
    Prime example: Moog Audio selling te ZVex Box of Metal Vexter for $199.
     
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    Actually, Steve's Music on Queen. Other Tonecore pedals were similar
     
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    I've given up trying to make sense out of Canadian pricing on anything. 90% of the time the pricing is over inflated but sometimes you never know. Especially with L&M.

    The other day I picked up a 20' Mogami Platinum cable for $99 and got a bonus $20 gift card. I mean what the heck? That's like $50 cheaper than any online US price not counting the gift card.

    I've found with L&M that it's not uncommon for their high end stuff to be priced very competitively, but it's a crap shoot.
     
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    You ought to try buying gear in Austalia A guitar that retails for under $400 in the U.S costs up to $800 here what's with that?
     
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    I was just going to say the same thing. If you think Canada's bad sometimes, try Austrailia. Luckily most people are willing to ship to Canada and some retailers are willing to adjust for our strong dollar,
     
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    Curious - which dealer?

    Thanks.
     
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    www.axeandyoushallreceive.com ?
     
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    Every L&M product I've bought in the last few months has been priced the same as Musician's Friend and the other major US retailers. This includes guitars and pedals.
     
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    In the last few month's I've found Steve's (at least in Ottawa) really needs to check their heads. I had a GC from Christmas I was trying to spend one afternoon and everything I asked for they were like "we don't carry that" (Voodoo Labs stuff, George L's, Evidence Audio) or "it's not in stock" (Carbon Copy, Holy Grail +) or "wtf is that?" (Dr. Scientist stuff, ZVex stuff). I ended up having them order me a Carbon Copy. That was like 6 weeks ago. I'm not expecting them to call to let me know when it's in. :rolleyes:

    FWIW I'm pretty sure I bought the ToneCore LiquaFlange from the Queen St. Steve's a few years ago for ~$140. Has it gone *up* in price?
     
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    Maybe Adam's referring to Moog Audio...
    Like I said, they sell the ZVex Box of Metal for only $199- places in the states sell them for about $259. This is the vexter USA one, mind you.
    Probably axeandyoushallreceive, though :)
     
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    I find the Twelfth Fret and The Arts (in Newmarket) to be really overpriced, but service is ok.

    In Steves and L&M sometimes you can get deals, I guess it depends on their inventory levels, and customer demand. Service is crappy.

    Capsule is overpriced, but then...it's all vintage stuff. Service is douchebaggy.

    Moog Audio seems to be reasonably priced. I haven't dealt with them too much.

    Ring Music is overpriced, and service is fine.



    Songbird......RIP.
     
  14. markom89

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    Amen.
    :(
     
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    I got a couple of sweet deals in their bankruptcy sale though. :dude
     
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    Anyone else find the idea of Songbird going bankrupt ironic right about now?

    F**king Canadian Govt and their ridiculous charges on everything
     
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    A moment of silence? I think so.





    That being said: Spaceman Music, who bought out the Songbird Ottawa inventory that wasn't drum related, is proving to be a not so bad place.
     
  18. Patch

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    Try boutique tone.
    Jeremy is first class.
     
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    Yeah, well said! f@ck those bast@rds!
     
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    I lived in french canada for a number of years, and their prices for gear where ridiculously inflated.

    for example:
    a standard crybaby bought in montreal = $120
    a standard crybaby bought in NYC = $70
     

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