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Make-N-Music

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by T. Alan Smith, Oct 18, 2001.


  1. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith

    Sep 9, 2001
    Anybody shop here? It's in Chicago, IL.

    T. Alan
     
  2. yawnsie

    yawnsie

    Apr 11, 2000
    London
    Sounds like you may have a bit more joy over in Miscellaneous.
     
  3. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I've been there many times. I live about 2 miles away. What do you want to know?
     
  4. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith

    Sep 9, 2001
    I just talked to someone there and I'm counting on finding a good selection to pick from.
    I'm looking for a head/cabinet(s) type rig for church and recording purposes that I can expand with at a later time if necessary. So compactness and portability is an issue(hatchback here).

    Thanks for responding,

    T. Alan
     
  5. Dealt with Greg over there a few times while working at Lakland. Good people.
     
  6. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Been there often. Sean (the big guy with the shaved head) is great and has always been very helpful when I've demoed equipment...mostly amps and cabs which he's had to move into the soundroom from the showroom-not an easy task. I've done a lot of research on this and if you're looking for a high-end dealer in the area, this is about your only bet outside of Flynn Guitars in Evanston.
     
  7. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Yup! I like these guys a lot! They're real honest and seem to have really good pricing. Also, I believe the sales people there are NOT on commission, so they're not high pressure.

    Flynn is good people, too. That's where I bought my Spector, when they were still dealers.
     
  8. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith

    Sep 9, 2001
    Thanks for all the replys and for getting me more excited than I already am:) . I'll pop out a map from Mapquest to Flynn too-just in case!;)
    I'm from out-of-town so I need all the help I can get. I usually enjoy a ride to the W. suburbs but I get tired of Scam Cash and GC.

    T. Alan
     
  9. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    One word of advice: Don't touch any of the MTD's or Spectors, as I have 1st dibbs on those:D
     
  10. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith

    Sep 9, 2001
    No problem. I have to pay for my fretless Stingray when it comes in Jan. 20th:).

    T. Alan
     
  11. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Hmmm...I'll let it go, THIS time:D LOL
     
  12. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith

    Sep 9, 2001
    Everyone,

    Thanks again for all your input. The trip Sat. was a success overall. The 1st stop to Make-N-Music was only somewhat of a success though.
    We arrived 1st thing in the morning. The salesman started off being very helpful. We gathered a bunch of equiptment and got our room and tried out various combinations of cabs and heads.
    After settling on a combination( Bag End 15" coax with SWR 750 ), we got back together with our salesman and began to number crunch.
    To our disbelief, we were quoted list...LIST! Needless to say, we headed out.
    On our way to the West Suburbs, we stopped at what used to be DJ's Music on Ogden-what a shame!- and tried out what was a very nice Trace Elliott rig( 2x10's and their 300+ watt tube pre/solid state power "V" head ).
    We got to, of all places, Guitar Center, and got the runner-up rig we tried out at Make-N-Music was beheld for over $300 LESS!
    On top of that, I got the rig packed in boxes as opposed to the demo equiptment that M-N-M tried to sell me for list.
    I highly recommend checking out M-N-M for the experience. But I found their sales to be, well...disgusting.

    T. Alan
     
  13. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Congrats on your purchase! I'm a bit surprised that they gave you that bad of a price! Did you try to haggle with them at all? How did you ask how much something was? If they were under the impression that you were only concerned about the "list" price and didn't think you were going to buy something that day, then I'd have thought they'd be more accommodating.

    Just surprised, that's all. Congrats on your new purchase, again, however!
     
  14. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    By the way, what ever became of DJ's Music? What's there now? Where are they located on Ogden?
     
  15. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith

    Sep 9, 2001
    I tried and tried to haggle prices with them. Very helpful at first, they later became indignant after realizing I wasn't going to give in on a $300 difference for floor models.
    I also showed them the CASH I had on me-made no difference.
    We're talking a $1,500+ rig here! But it's okay, GC got me in the box for $1250-tax included/MonsterCable speaker cable included.
    I'm at peace now.

    DJ's is still where it's always been, but it's really run-down now. It's pretty sad. I played my 1st Warwick and Trace gear there.

    T. Alan
     
  16. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I've been to DJs once, about 100 years ago. It was too far away back then. Now...

    Anyway, I'm sorry to hear that you had that negative experience. I really am!