We are looking to buy a new or used Yamaha keyboard. Does anyone either have one for sale, or know where to find a store that sells Yamaha keyboards in Kunming?
Everything you need is on taobao.com. From full sized 86 key keyboards, to 72 keys, to the 60+/- key - all with midi i/o.
You can buy new OR used - if you're not sure how - ask a friend.
We used to try to support local stores and dealers (xiong bros bike store apart - they're actually price competitive, provide good service, and don't give you that "I've been slimed by a greasy used car salesman" feeling - aka the feeling of being cheated or defrauded.
So we buy almost EVERYTHING via taobao...but one still needs to be a conspicuous online consumer (so ask an experienced shopper for advice/assistance).
If you're wary of fake knock-offs - go to tmall.com instead. It's the brick & mortar version of online virtual stores - somewhat (SOMEWHAT) more reliable...at brick & mortar prices.
Good luck and happy tinkering (or jammin).
justamusician @do u know where in Kunming clubs street?near my hotel a lot music stores<but i can't give u address !do u have we chat?i can sent my location and u can find it
Xichang Lu has a load of music shops, just north of the intersection with Jinbi Lu and south of the Daguan Lu intersection
There's a row of shops selling musical instruments next to the entrance of Yunnan Normal University on 一二一大街(1-2-1 Ave), see Baidu Maps here:
The street view was taken before the renovation was complete.
Thanks everyone. We checked out the music store area on Xichang Lu, and found plenty of options. Look forward to playing and recording!
To revive this thread, do the stores on Xichang Lu have decent quality mics and speakers? Or does anyone have a taobao seller they regularly use for musical equipment?
Things change often in this country. Do you guys like reviving old threads from a year ago or more? Why don't you just start a new thread? Your post didn't even have anything to do with buying a Yamaha keyboard.
The thread title is Music stores, which is what I asked about. There should maybe be a timeline on threads before they are deleted...
We want to buy a traditional Chinese instrument like a huqin.
We'll be in Kunming from 4-18 September.
If you know anyone who makes and/or sells these instruments, please contact Julia on Wechat/phone +86 15101094783