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21 Pleasant Street - Northampton, MA - 01060
413-586-0998

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- CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF BUSINESS SINCE 1976 -

Downtown Sounds is a full-service musical instrument retail store founded by Joe Blumenthal.

What We Do


Downtown Sounds is a full-service musical instrument retail store in Northampton, MA.

We sell top brand names of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, PA and recording equipment, woodwinds, brass, string instruments and sheet music, as well as a full line of accessories for the instruments we sell.

In addition, we offer lessons on guitar, bass, drums, piano, and woodwinds by some of the best professional musicians in the Pioneer Valley!

Brands


The brands we support include Fender, Gibson, Martin, Yamaha, Seagull, Godin, Rickenbacker, Orange, Epiphone, Kala, Gold Tone, Cordoba, Pearl, Ludwig, Zildjian, Dream, LP, Boss, Electro Harmonix, Zoom, Focusrite. Downtown Sounds sells guitars from Martin, Fender, Gibson, Seagull, Yamaha, Godin, Rickenbacker, and Epiphone. We sell amps from Fender, Roland and Behringer, digital pianos from Yamaha, PA and recording equipment from Behringer, Shure, Audio-Technica, Rode, Samson and Focusrite. We stock drum equipment from Ludwig, Pearl, LP, Zildjian, and Dream. We also sell banjos from Gold Tone, violins from Knilling and Yamaha, mandolins from Breedlove and Rover.

Top Notch Support


Downtown Sounds is also an excellent repair shop for all string instruments featuring Downtown Lutheries’ Owen Davidson and for amplifiers and electronics with Howard Rose. We regularly buy and sell used instruments, and take trade-ins. The store features a rental-purchase plan which makes it easy to have a quality beginners instrument, and revolving charge accounts for our regular customers. Most important, your satisfaction is guaranteed: Ask about our seven-day refund or exchange policy. Downtown Sounds also rewards its regular customers with a rebate program, offering 1% back in store credit to those who spend more than $750 per year, and 2% for those whose purchases exceed $1,751 in a year. LearnMore4

New Pearl Flat Base Hardware Now In Stock

Pearl’s 150 Series Flat-Based Hardware increases function at a fraction of the weight. Taking on the flush-based platform of classic drum hardware, 150 Series Straight Cymbal (C150S) Cymbal Boom (BC150S) and Snare (S150S) stands are built to stand up to rigorous gigging and play at less than five pounds each. Each stand also changes quickly from flat-based to traditional single-braced legs by simply flipping the convertible tripod base.

Pearl mainstays like Uni-Lock gearless cymbal and basket tilters make finding the correct angle a breeze, while the optional lightweight rolling Hardware Case (PMTBG) make for easy pack up and transit. All this, plus accessible pricing make 150 Series Stands essential for the gigging player.

Also just in from Pearl is their “Midtown” 4 piece Kit, quite similar to Ludwigs Questlove Kit. Small sizes and very portable with a big sound!

 








On Sale Now


Downtown Sounds monthly specials. See our What’s New page also!