DALLAS... Whats a good gear shop (boutique preferably)?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by rawkguitarist, Oct 13, 2005.


  1. rawkguitarist

    rawkguitarist Member

    Messages:
    8,145
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Location:
    Oceania
    I'm going to Dallas this weekend and need a shop to visit. My favorite shop Spier Music went out of business... can you guy's help me??

    Thanks
     
  2. agentcooper2001

    agentcooper2001 Member

    Messages:
    1,627
    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Location:
    Texarkana, Tx
    I like Larry Morgan Music alot. The guys there are nice and they have some cool gear. Bad Cat, Vox, SMF, HW Marshall and quite a few pedals.

    I hear Charley's guitar shop is pretty cool, but I haven't been in there yet. Last time we were in Dallas, they were closed for something.
     
  3. jtw

    jtw Member

    Messages:
    709
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Charley's is great. In the past, it hasn't been the best, but the most recent owner Clay is a really great guy and knows how to make the shop really inviting. It's a no-pressure situation, and all of the guys are really friendly. The other good thing is that most (if not all) of the guys working at the shop are players, and gig regularly, so they're attuned to what's going on. I know at my GC, there are maybe 2 or 3 guys who know what's up, and the rest don't really have a clue. Not the case at Charley's. They carry Dr. Z, Fender CS stuff, Tom Anderson, Roccaforte, Martin, Collings, and a lot of consignment pieces as well to look over. It's not a big shop, but it's quality stuff.
     
  4. stratovarius

    stratovarius Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,958
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2005
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    October 15-16 at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX. For more info on this 110th Amigos show, contact Texas Guitar Shows, Inc. (The 4 Amigos) (800) 453-SHOW (7469), (918) 288-7888, (817) 473-1089, fax (817) 473-6087. Co-sponsored by Vintage Guitar magazine http://www.texasguitarshows.com
     
  5. rawkguitarist

    rawkguitarist Member

    Messages:
    8,145
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Location:
    Oceania
    Thanks so much you guy's, exactly what I needed. Larry Morgan Music sounds like the place I need to go. I've never played through a BadCat, and would like to. Charlie's sounds cool too.
     
  6. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    17,214
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Location:
    Reno
    I loved Speir when I lived in Big D. I still do deals with Tommy out in Nashville.
     
  7. rawkguitarist

    rawkguitarist Member

    Messages:
    8,145
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Location:
    Oceania
    Funny thing is...

    I just found out that Larry Morgan is in the old Speir building! I know exactly were to go.
     
  8. jtw

    jtw Member

    Messages:
    709
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    ah yes, Tommy of Fulltone TR-100 fame. I had one, and stupidly sold it in one of my weaker moments. But, I sold it to a friend, so I know where it is!

    Back on topic...Yes! The Arlington Guitar Show is this weekend. Good call on that one. Definitely the place to go for cool guitar-ness in Dallas this weekend.
     
  9. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    17,214
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Location:
    Reno
    The Arlington Show is great, lots to do and buy. Bought my first Grosh Retro Classic for $900.00 at the Show!

    Find a Papasito's restaurant and have the fajita's! :dude
     
  10. HBob

    HBob Member

    Messages:
    756
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Larry swore to the Speir guy that he'd take that building over again after a falling out between them. So there he is. Pretty cool stuff but the Speir pedal selection, thanks to Tommy, was the best around.

    I'll be at the Arlington Show with a sack o' stuff to sell or trade. Good fun.
     

Share This Page