B Street Music & Recording

★★★★☆
  • 245 S Railroad Ave

    San Mateo, CA 94401

    Cross street: 245 S. Railroad Ave - San Mateo Off 3rd Ave Exit

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  • 650-342-6565

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They have all your instrument needs here whether you want to buy or rent. They have all kinds of books and sheet music. Their prices are reasonable. Parking is a little difficult,

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They have all your instrument needs here whether you want to buy or rent. They have all kinds of books and sheet music. Their prices are reasonable. Parking is a little difficult,

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We went to B Street Music in search for an amplifier. They didn't have the one we wanted, but they offered to order it for us, and said that we would have it in a week. Time was up, we went to pick up our order (we had already been charged for it) just to realize that THEY HAD *NOT* EVEN PLACED THE ORDER!!! On top of it, they told us that they didn't know when our order would arrive...
It just stinks, I won't ever buy anything there, and I won't recommend it to anyone.

PROS: NONE
CONS: you CAN'T TRUST THEM, that's enough cons

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to B Street Music in search for an amplifier. They didn't have the one we wanted, but they offered to order it for us, and said that we would have it in a week. Time was up, we went to pick up our order (we had already been charged for it) just to realize that THEY HAD *NOT* EVEN PLACED THE ORDER!!! On top of it, they told us that they didn't know when our order would arrive...
It just stinks, I won't ever buy anything there, and I won't recommend it to anyone.

PROS: NONE
CONS: you CAN'T TRUST THEM, that's enough cons

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This place is amazing; a converted two-story row house, it's packed (ie. careful, there's not a lot of room to walk around) with a huge selection of quality musical instruments. For such a tiny place, they sure have everything you could ever think of -- guitars (electric, acoustic, acoustic electric, even some banjos), drums (acoustic, electric), and I'm fairly certain somewhere in the store is a collection of wind instruments, too. The only instrument I can't remember seeing is an acoustic piano (besides, you wouldn't want to try to maneuver a piano around in there, even if it was a small upright) -- but if you want synthesizers, they've got those! Not to mention a room dedicated to speakers, amps and DJ/recording equipment. The place is simply amazing.

Parking sucks out front (only about five space on a one-way street), but on 2nd, about a block and a half away, is a parking garage, so worst case scenario, you can walk it.

PROS: Stocked to the brim with great stuff
CONS: Parking's limited -- and very little elbow room once inside.

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★★★★★

This place is amazing; a converted two-story row house, it's packed (ie. careful, there's not a lot of room to walk around) with a huge selection of quality musical instruments. For such a tiny place, they sure have everything you could ever think of -- guitars (electric, acoustic, acoustic electric, even some banjos), drums (acoustic, electric), and I'm fairly certain somewhere in the store is a collection of wind instruments, too. The only instrument I can't remember seeing is an acoustic piano (besides, you wouldn't want to try to maneuver a piano around in there, even if it was a small upright) -- but if you want synthesizers, they've got those! Not to mention a room dedicated to speakers, amps and DJ/recording equipment. The place is simply amazing.

Parking sucks out front (only about five space on a one-way street), but on 2nd, about a block and a half away, is a parking garage, so worst case scenario, you can walk it.

PROS: Stocked to the brim with great stuff
CONS: Parking's limited -- and very little elbow room once inside.

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The latest location is much larger. It's got two floors of musical instruments, practice rooms, an outdoor covered jam space, recording gear and supplies like strings, picks, earplugs, etc. The drums have their own space, as do guitars and keyboards. Gary has been in business for decades, and he's a musician himself so go and get a deal because he's got 'em!

PROS: great place for lessons, and there is used gear on consignment
CONS: parking isn't too great in the surrounding area

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★★★★★

The latest location is much larger. It's got two floors of musical instruments, practice rooms, an outdoor covered jam space, recording gear and supplies like strings, picks, earplugs, etc. The drums have their own space, as do guitars and keyboards. Gary has been in business for decades, and he's a musician himself so go and get a deal because he's got 'em!

PROS: great place for lessons, and there is used gear on consignment
CONS: parking isn't too great in the surrounding area

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