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  • The music Department on the corner opposite Watsons Walk
  • brittania woodwind
  • Britannia Music Shop on Hatfield road. No longer has the afro man but a blond(ish) bird. They now do cheap yamaha keyboards and guitars as well as all the ladida orchestral stuff! If you're into the piano there is also Brooklands piano's behind them.
  • that place next to Manic vinyl on Hatfield road has everything you need for playing the sax.
  • St. Albans Music Centre - the best for ordering stuff.
  • Hooters on holywell hill. No. 1 for sheet music OR for guitar/bass players and all your amp and accessory needs.
  • Hooters on chequer street
  • I don't like the Music Dept. The old guys are hostile.
  • Music dept
  • Tuba talk, Holywell hill, I think they've changed their name recently since they don't sell Tubas... Bit misleading eh?
  • there's one just up the road from safeway-also a great skate spot. iyts purple u can't miss it.
  • TUBA TALK!! We love you!
  • The one on London Road is blatantly the best. Downstairs smells severely of pot. But they have the best guitar selection in town.
  • near the odeon...excellent shop. great second hand deals.
  • Visit Music City St Albans for FOUR musical instrument shops. Access their websites via
  • Tuba Talk is a rip-off... The Music Dept is full of middle-aged guitarist-nobs who think they know more than me and it stinks... The St Albans Music Dept is run by that scary old woman and only sells stuff like cellos and sheet music anyway .....anyone know any others?
  • TubaTalk - bloody good, bloody expensive
  • Tuba Talk is easily the best music shop in town. They've just opened a new shop in Chequer Street which is really smart. The guys in there know their stuff too. Only thing is its got a silly name.
  • You can suck on a hot saxophone if you hang round Tuba Talk.. all the young men suggest that Jazz Musicians introduce some kind of circular breathing technique to their instrument..
  • The Music Dept is always cool, and it's where Tim Bob went when his bass guitar broke, and a bunch of puzzled engineers and him couldn't find the problem. No-one except Chris saw this, everyone else was busy watching Tom Morello break two strings and then get a new guitar.
  • I like to go to Britannia Music, wearing breeches and a jerkin. Paul Merser is there, and his afro wobbles like a massive jelly. Man, kids get absorbed into it. Also, the shop is purple, and Richard Gill works there. Who is Paul Pepper.
  • I like to shop in Tuba Talk, and sometimes my friends cycle the whole way across St. Albans to buy ste-rings for bass guitars. But they are real expensive, plus Tuba Talk is s silly name.
  • Music Dept. have gone up in the world, they now have a big advert in NME. I like to go in there and passively smoke. They let me play a bass guitar once.
  • ABC Music is cool, and you can taunt the child who is tied up there by a long piece of rope, as he runs about trying to confuse you. Beware!
  • Pete takes 5 years to remember your name, but he gives you free stuff if you can tell him who he was drinking with last night. He should turn downstairs into a caff.
  • The Jet Station in Hollywell hill now sells those melody pop things. so cOO0ol ...unless you eat it to quickly. damn my sucky sucking skills
  • Pete's shop, or ABC Music as it is properly known, on London Road is a good one. You might also find good musicians advertised on cards on the door. Pete's a good bloke too, I've known him since I was very likkle. Mainly sells guitars and rock pop type of stuff. Britannia music shop on Hatfield road, just past The Crown, sells more classical sheet music and ladida instruments like cellos and stuff. Please do excuse my lack of eloquence.
  • Brittania music. Please somebody buy my saxophone. It's only 400. You know you want it. Luv Andy the Fighting Cocks Glass Collector.
  • You can get some nice guitars from Waitrose, all of which are comically named after the person who made them.. The "Chris Ennis" looks like it is made from maple syrup, and is mighty in size. The "Stephen Howard" is, amusingly, pint glass shaped, and it has flames. The "Paul Ray" is also pint glass shaped, but more white.
  • The Music Dept is fun, if you walk through the haze of smoke that hangs about the entrance to that shop. Speak to the comatose guy playing an acoustic guitar. They have nice music books, and they know them all from the picture on the front.
  • Buy your instrument from Mike
  • Dont go to the Music Dept cos they speak down their nozes at you and think they know everything. oooo but do go to Tuba Talk cos the guy gave me a free capo for my guitar.
  • tuba talk? the music store (or whatever its called) in london rd. I normally travel to digital village in barnet or turnkey in charing X rd to get electronic gear
  • Tuba Talk in the charter place
  • the new tuba talk. my favorites still the music store (or whatever its called) on london Rd

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