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Steve's Music

Posted by Staff / Posted on September 22, 2010

Steve's Music TorontoSteve's Music is a Queen West institution with cavernous, guitars hanging in ranks like shiny, multicoloured bats, and amps of every size and wattage squatting beneath them like stalagmites. There are rooms for acoustic instruments, keyboards, drums, studio hardware and P.A.s, and even a little annex at the back for DJ gear, but at its heart lies the wild, shredding beat of a guitar solo - turned up to eleven, naturally.

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Randy / September 26, 2010 at 10:55 am
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Steve's over Long & McQuade????? REALLY? I'm sorry to say that but whoever made this list has no clue about what a good music store is.
Marc / September 29, 2010 at 06:55 pm
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I whant to open a music store but i don't know how, to do this do you need to go to school to do this. how do you get all the stuff you need to start it like guitars,amps drums ad stuff like that i realy what to do this so can you help me out with this THAK YOU :)
Marc / September 29, 2010 at 06:55 pm
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I whant to open a music store but i don't know how, to do this do you need to go to school to do this. how do you get all the stuff you need to start it like guitars,amps drums ad stuff like that i realy what to do this so can you help me out with this THAK YOU :)
Marc / September 29, 2010 at 07:02 pm
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I what to open a music store but i dont know how, do you need to go to school for this, ad how to you get all the things you need for it like the guitar.amps,drums,CDs ,bass guitar,s boss metal zone, ad stuff like that. I realy want to do this so can you help me THAK YOU :)
Marc / September 29, 2010 at 07:02 pm
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I what to open a music store but i dont know how, do you need to go to school for this, ad how to you get all the things you need for it like the guitar.amps,drums,CDs ,bass guitar,s boss metal zone, ad stuff like that. I realy want to do this so can you help me THAK YOU :)
margie / January 30, 2011 at 01:49 am
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Frig! These guys got me runnin for my items, REALLY GOT MY GOAT!
dion / April 25, 2011 at 05:32 pm
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If you needed another reason to go to Long & McQuade instead of Steve's, check out this article in the Globe. I'm never setting foot inside Steve's again after reading about how they treated a dedicated employee suffering from terminal cancer.
Bzns / November 10, 2011 at 11:46 am
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All media attention aside, I don't understand how someone could say that this unorganized store is worse than long and mcquade... Especially the main branch which has like 3 different leases for each section.

I've been to both stores a lot and Steve's always seems to have some sort of issue whether it be poor employees or lack of solutions to musical instrument related problems.
Bzns / November 10, 2011 at 11:47 am
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*better than long and mcquade

which is isn't, to clarify.
Reggie / November 29, 2011 at 02:06 pm
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Steves over Long and Mcgquade?!! NO WAY!!! ...Steve music employees are RUDE RUDE RUDE!!!! NO CUSTOMER SERVICE AT ALL!!! NO PROFESSIONALISM AT ALL!! Staffs are look like theyre just came to work after their garage band practices ...so please dont compare Steves to Long and Mcquade, price wise ? L&M can compete with all stores around toronto
Mike / December 27, 2011 at 06:49 pm
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I will never give my money to Steve's. Hands down the worst music store in the country. Long & McQuade all the way. The staff at L&M is way more professional, kind and knowledgeable. Steve's is just a bunch of squeegy kids who think they what music is.
Elrae Rabb / May 8, 2012 at 08:37 pm
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For those don't yet know and after you shop there you will...Steve's Music (can only comment on TO. locale)is staffed w/ crooks, sell used product as new, think nothing of ignoring new customers w/ legitimate product based ?'s, operate in the worst retail environment for anything but dust, bad air/ humidity and SPACE to actually feel comfortable before dropping large $'s...need I go on???
The only reason they still exist is because their Queen st. locale happens to be downtown/ trendy.
Sceptical? ask anyone unrelated to the store about their Exp.
Thank you,
S.
Salma Eden / June 24, 2012 at 10:13 am
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Steve's Music gave my daughter a very nice student discount. As well, the sales associate spent lots of time with her to get her software going. Long and McQuade didn't help us remotely. They pointed toward a shelf and we discovered they didn't carry the software at all. Long and McQuade is clueless.
Galib replying to a comment from Elrae Rabb / October 20, 2012 at 11:04 am
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Elrae, couldn't agree with you more. Steve's has the worst customer care by any stretch of imagination. The most unprofessional music store in town and I have had consistent bad service untill I decided to stop dropping my $$ on them. I wonder sometimes if they are competing to see how fast they can go out of business. Sadly, it is an iconic store that catered to musicians for decades, but gave up on the premise of the importance of quality service that leads to a sustainable business.
shoki / December 16, 2012 at 03:45 pm
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when you want musical instruments for GOOD PRICE, you must go to BUSTERS MUSIC. 932,bloor street west.
Ashes / February 25, 2013 at 01:00 am
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We might be a small business,but if you want a store that knows there stuff and that will treat you right. Look no further! Tundra Music Buy/Sell/Trade Boom!
JF / February 3, 2014 at 02:20 pm
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Is this a list of worst music stores??
I spend a lot of time in music stores. Steve is hands down Toronto's worst. The employees are all pricks, the bulk of the guitars are low end of the market, anything good requires a ladder to get at, there are no private rooms to try out the equipment and the prices are high. Never give them your money, they don't deserve it and there are many quality shops in the GTA where you will have a great experience and find the right equipment for you.

Some good places to go to are:
Cosmo (Richmond Hill). Great selection of quality instruments, staff are friendly and let you try everything without harassing, there are private rooms, and they turn over set ups and small repairs while you wait.

12 Fret - Private rooms, great selection of new and used

Tundra Music - Great selection of Fender products, staff are nice and they will work with your budget.

Moog - Fun to try all the pedals. staff are nice.

Capsule - Cool selection, nice staff, unusual used gear that you won't find anywhere else. They love to talk gear.

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