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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by AndyHornBlower » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:17 pm

matttech wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:58 pm
...and every order is always very much appreciated :tu:
Since you're here, could you please get your site to remember my choice of sort order, from one page to the next?

I'm in the habit of using "sort by price", but your site is one of the many that don't remember my choice, so I have to do it to each page I visit - which means loading each page twice, more click fatigue and more rapid loss of interest, so less chance of me actually buying anything. It also means more load on your server, especially if a lot of people do it.

So far, I haven't bought anything from your shop, and that's partly because I'm extremely impatient, and just get tired of having to choose the sort order over and over again.

It doesn't have to be done by a cookie. You can just use a session variable, which persists long enough so that I wouldn't have to tell it twice in the same visit.

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Post by Transistor » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:05 am

IR wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:49 am
I've had good luck with synthesizer.gr in Greece.

https://www.synthesizer.gr/

Very fast, the only downside is that I couldn't pay by PayPal without a PayPal account, although that's probably because of my location, in other countries you might be able to.
Recommending this place too, found looking for SY0.5 stock and impressed with pleasant communications and speed to ship. No PayPal for me but did a bank transfer yesterday and it shipped (24 hr .gr to .nl at no extra cost) this morning! Noice

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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by Reter187 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:00 am

Has anyone been to Patchwerks in Seattle? I recently moved to WA, and would like to visit.

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Post by kpreid » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:26 am

I visited Patchwerks while I was on a trip in 2019. They were very friendly, and had about (guess from my current memory) 1200 HP of modules out for demo, including a Make Noise Shared System, a smaller Doepfer system, and a row-ful of Recovery Effects modules.

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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by Popemello » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:05 am

Is there an updated list of gear shops that take cryptocurrency? I know only of CTRL-MOD & Synthcube...

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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by mixxalot » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:08 am

I've bought my gear from a few shops thus far: Noisebug, Perfect Circuit and Detroit Modular. Thus far, DM is my favorite and the friendliest most helpful willing to assist a total n00b like myself. Noisebug was good but they don't have deals or specials. Perfect Circuit was so-so. If I need something fast being on the west coast, I will get it fast from Noisebug or Perfect circuit but pay more. Have not bought or dealt much with Analogue Haven but they have the worst layout for a shopping online website. I've heard they do get a lot of cool stuff before other shops or at least they used to.
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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by matttech » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:13 pm

AndyHornBlower wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:17 pm
matttech wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:58 pm
...and every order is always very much appreciated :tu:
Since you're here, could you please get your site to remember my choice of sort order, from one page to the next?

I'm in the habit of using "sort by price", but your site is one of the many that don't remember my choice, so I have to do it to each page I visit - which means loading each page twice, more click fatigue and more rapid loss of interest, so less chance of me actually buying anything. It also means more load on your server, especially if a lot of people do it.

So far, I haven't bought anything from your shop, and that's partly because I'm extremely impatient, and just get tired of having to choose the sort order over and over again.

It doesn't have to be done by a cookie. You can just use a session variable, which persists long enough so that I wouldn't have to tell it twice in the same visit.
hmmm. nobody has ever mentioned this before, so I wasn't actually aware of it. I merely use a very standard e-commerce platform, with their default in-house theme (to cut down on potential for issues with their shop back-end). Unfortunately, none of these themes/ platforms are ever perfect.

Anyway - I just checked it, and selected sort: "Price - low to high" and it works fine for me in Chrome (I can go to the next page, and the next, without having to change it again). Might be related to your browser/Os?

yup - just double-checked it in Safari and it's fine on there too. :despair:

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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by Anton » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:50 pm

Has anyone here ordered anything from pyramidsounds.com in Norway lately?

Their website seems to be active (products are added and taken off) but they seem to not send stuff after it's ordered and paid for several months on and no reply to tons of emails. No phone number listed on their site.

I've shopped from them for years and always had excellent service, so this sudden turn of events is unsettling, not to mention I might not get my money back.

These are difficult times for most of us, but surely some kind of email response is possible if you're able to update your website (and by the looks of it, inventory, although now I can't say for sure if that's real or not).

Anyone know anything or have had similar experiences?

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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by mixxalot » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:02 pm

I like Detroit Modular but they never have the hot modules like Piston Honda or Hertz Donut in stock. They have nice points system and friendly service.
Seems like Analogue Haven and Control have the hard to find modules.
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Post by pmboos » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:32 am

Just because we seem to be talking experiences.... I'll throw in that besides Detroit Modular and Perfect Circuit being good experiences; I've also had great experiences from Patchwerks and Ctrl-Mod.
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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by knobz » Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:59 pm

Throwing my 2 cents in here. Detroit Modular is my favorite shop to buy from without a doubt, but they aren't always on the list to get the new hot modules. CTRL-MOD has a fantastic selection and good service. Analogue Haven doesn't have the most modern site, but they are some of the most friendly, helpful people in the business, and they are very communicative about orders. I'll also plug AfterLaterAudio up in Seattle, even though they're a small boutique shop mostly selling their own modules and clones, they're super nice folks who are very responsive to questions and feedback.

I do not have anything good to say about Perfect Circuit, and I try to buy from any other shop when possible. I won't bash them or go into details here though as they are known for banning people over bad reviews. Really a shame since they're local for me and have a great selection.

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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by Sync » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:16 pm

Detroit is also my favorite shop, I always go there first. One thing I did learn (not from Detroit, but I presume it could apply to any seller) is to avoid pre-orders, I've seen them take forever and in Covid times, seems like it could be even worse than forever...
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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by Hyberus » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:42 am

Matttech for me. Juno Studio for the odd item that Matt doesn't have. Thomann for Doepfer.
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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by ATW » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:59 am

CTRL-MOD in the states and Signal Sounds in the UK. Both incredibly great through and through.

Also had good experiences with Analogue Haven, as well as Vintage King Audio and Chicago Music Exchange.

Generally good experiences with Perfect Circuit as long as items are in stock. I won’t soon plan to do preorders/restocks from the again, they’ve been a bit lax on shipping when already purchased items get restocked. Basically have to hound them a bit. Also they use those shitty world-destroying packing peanuts.
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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by mixxalot » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:30 pm

Hopefully the COVID lockdowns end next year so I can visit the modular shops to try out new sequencers and modules! I hate buying site unseen and so far have been lucky to enjoy most of what i have in my setup based on video reviews.
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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by borboto » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:08 am

Synthesizer.gr is amazing. Really fast customer support and some modules hard to find anywhere else.
Also great delivery speed, I just got a Optomix, ordered it 48 hours ago and if it wasn't for a local issue with courier It would have taken about 24h to deliver from Greece to Portugal.

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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by mixxalot » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:47 pm

Sync wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:16 pm
Detroit is also my favorite shop, I always go there first. One thing I did learn (not from Detroit, but I presume it could apply to any seller) is to avoid pre-orders, I've seen them take forever and in Covid times, seems like it could be even worse than forever...
Yeah I agree. I did a pre-order with DM for a Doepfer monster base case and WMD Metron sequencer as these are not in stock anywhere that I had checked recently. I still keep it whenever it arrives but I found a new MDLR 14U case on sale at PatchWerks and ordered that so I have a new case next week plus more modules. Besides, I fill up cases way faster than expected so having two large new cases eventually will be required anyhow. If I can wait a while, pre-order is fine. I usually would avoid it though.
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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by Granular » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:50 am

My 2 recent Orders

Instruo Saich from Signal Sounds: Delivered within 3 Days to Switzerland
Vult Freak Filter (ordered from their Website). Delivered within 2 Days.

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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by mixxalot » Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:38 am

I ordered a ton of stuff this black friday from Patchwerks and had a great experience with them. They shipped my new MDLR 14u case and modules way faster than other shops that I had ordered from at the same time and even threw in a cool blank patch panel. Detroit Modular is good but shipping was way slower from them this time and i am still waiting on the WMD Metron pre-order but not their fault as WMD is slow on production batches now due to increased demand. Still waiting a week later for the tendril cables from Noisebug, ugh!
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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by rdecaraketa » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:45 am

borboto wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:08 am
Synthesizer.gr is amazing. Really fast customer support and some modules hard to find anywhere else.
Also great delivery speed, I just got a Optomix, ordered it 48 hours ago and if it wasn't for a local issue with courier It would have taken about 24h to deliver from Greece to Portugal.
very nice guy & shop!
24h hours for delivery from greece to austria, for free.

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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by spacenoodle » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:01 pm

Doesn't look like BPNYC has been mentioned here yet. I've had great purchasing and communication experiences with them. Fast shipping.

http://www.boutiquepedalnyc.us/

My nearby go-to is Detroit Modular, I've also had good luck with Midwest Modular. Over the years I've purchased the most stuff from Analog Haven, Control Modular, and Perfect Circuit. Of the 3 I think Analog Haven has been the most communicative. Perfect Circuit shipping has always been on the slow side with ok communication, and Control the slowest to ship and communicate.

If I had to choose my fav it is probably Detroit based on selection, communication and shipping time.

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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by mixxalot » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:17 pm

Lately Patchwerks and Perfect Circuit have fastest delivery probably because I live on the west coast where they are located. DM has great service and reward program. Analogue Haven and Control tend to have things that are more difficult to find in stock.
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Post by Jopy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:53 am

Relating a positive experience: I did local curbside pickup at Midwest Modular recently for an Intellijel performance case and a few modules. The owner, Joe, was very easy to work with in the ordering process. He gave zero pressure or upselling, and tolerated my flip-flopping on what I wanted. When I did the pickup, we spent like 40 minutes (very socially distanced, masked, and outdoors in Minneapolis winter!) just talking modular theory and concepts; I learned a ton in the process. I'm looking forward to a time when he'll be able to open the showroom again for in-person discussions.

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Post by deftinwulf » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:10 pm

Joe and Midwest Modular are great! I asked him about a module MM had for sale on Reverb once, to see if they had the older, hard-to-find version of it by some miracle. They didn't have it new, of course, but Joe had one and offered to sell it to me from his private collection. He gave me a great price and my 6 month search for that module came to a delightful end. Thanks, Joe! I'll always remember Midwest Modular and will try to buy from there when they have what I need.

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Re: Eurorack shops

Post by musiqueconcrete » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:26 am

Just want to add some nice feedback for Signal Sounds. I ordered something Sunday evening and had it at my door (in Texas) before noon that Wednesday. Crazy to consider that they can process the order and facilitate international shipping with a shorter turnaround time than some domestic retailers!

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