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Old 5th June 2003
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Try Before I Buy......

I am looking to set up a relationship with a pro-audio dealer in NYC. So that I can try out some gear to use for a Major Label release. I am tracking it now an will be mixing at the end of the month.
I do not like or use the chain stores (Sam Ash, etc.)
Who do you guys deal with in the NYC area?
I may just end up renting it all but it would be nice if there was a dealer that was willing to bring over some pieces and let you use them for a week or so so you can see if it is something that you want to buy.
Any thoughts?

Thanks -
Old 5th June 2003
I think this is only reasonable, you should sign a reciept, I do it quite often here in the UK with several dealers...

I have a Viper and an AEA R84 Ribbon Mic on loan now from Terry Finn at
Affinity Audio UK

07966 131998 or
E-mail: [email protected]

And Funky Junk UK also lend me stuff,

Heres a photo of Terry dropping off the Viper & AEA R84 Ribbon Mic at The Library a few days ago. It and the Viper are use right now on a film soundrtrack recording a chum of mine is doing today & tomorow.
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Old 5th June 2003
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If you don't come up with anything closer, there's at least three places in Boston who will do it if they get the right vibe from you.
Old 5th June 2003
Lives for gear

Good question =/ I've found the guys at Sam Ash on 48 aren't too bad and they've got some great stuff there (read manley, millenia, etc. etc.) but I agree I always leave those stores feeling like I just took a shower in oil.
Old 6th June 2003
Old 6th June 2003
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Dale Pro Audio East 20th Street between 5th and Broadway.
They are the keepers of the old Martin Audio flame.
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