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Post by Steve777 Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:37 pm

Hi Guys,

I'll be flying into LAX in a month or two for a conference and wondered if anybody knew where the "geeetar" district was ? Or come to that, where the pawn shop are? Any good stores I should look out for?

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Post by norfolkngood Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:48 pm

Jammy sod, last conference I went on was in Brummagum!

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Post by Iceman Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:20 am

What area of So Cali will you be in and how much time will you have to bum around?
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Post by Steve777 Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:58 pm

I'll be staying on Universal Hollywood Drive apparently, in an area called Universal City, about 12 miles from the conference centre, (Sorry center !!) for 6 days.

Oh and Norfolk..... I have just been informed that I'll have to attend another conference in Cannes soon. I like Brum, really I do, (well, only I live 15 mile away), but its not a patch on Cannes.

Cest la vie !!
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Post by boutjp97 Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:19 pm

There should be a pawn shop on every corner in LA filled with broken dreams. Reasonably priced broken dreams...er...guitars!
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Post by corsair Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:40 am

So, Steve... when do we place our orders??
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Post by Steve777 Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:42 pm

Mmmmmm .... orders?
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Post by corsair Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:26 pm

Yeah, man - for all the guitars that you're going to pick up for next to nix and bring back for the boys....
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Post by Racing Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:52 pm

*picks a number and stand in line behind John* What a Face
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Post by Iceman Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:53 pm

Steve, are you asking for possible honey holes as you intend to do some serious hunting, or just looking for places of interest to spend the odd bits of free time you may find yourself with?
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Post by Steve777 Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:24 pm

Errr .... honey holes? wasn't Hugh Grant caught in one of those?

If I have any spare time before or during the Conf, I just thought I would take in a guitar vista or two. Really, just looking for whats what and if something takes my fancy .... well....

What I don't want to do is trawl around Costa Coffee, Clothes shops, or PS3 games shops for No.1 son.

I know that anything I bring back, I'm going to be caned by HR customs!!
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Post by electricdruid Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:12 pm

Musicians' Institute is in LA: http://www.mi.edu/ they've gotta have a list of all the hot-spots for their guitar 'GIT' students - might be worth an email?!?
Failing that you could always check-in with Lemmy down at the Rainbow Razz
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Post by Iceman Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:27 pm

I was thinking of a couple I visited last year in early June in the Santa Monica area but was not sure if you would be trying to range that far afield...
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Post by The Chad Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:58 am

This looks to be reletively close to where you'll be, and it's only $149. If they still have it, they did about a week ago anyway.

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It's a little rough, I looked at it a couple months ago. If you want more pics, ask me 'cause I have them. It's in GoodFellas Pawn Shop, 1203 S. Glendora Ave. West Covina, CA 91790. With LA traffic though, it may take hours?! You can email them at info@goodfellaspawnshop.com.

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Post by Steve777 Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:22 am

Thanks all for pointers guys. I'll see how I am for time etc after I land. I now hear that I am off to Austin, Texas for three days in June for another conf.

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