Well, the big news for September is that we're finally IN the new offices in lovely Crich (and that's why we're only getting this September news out now, two days before the end of the month). In the end it wasn't too bad; a couple of days lugging stuff around, building shelves, and moving some of Tony's records (the rest will be joining us here in the next couple of weeks so that's a little job to look forward too...). As expected we found all sorts of interesting things as we dug deep into the studio and the storage unit – some are already listed now on the Soundgas website (and various small bits have gone on ebay, but as always it's usually cheaper for you to come direct), and more things will go up as we get them tested and serviced.
We're loving having a decent amount of space so all the bits of the business have their own permanent area (instead of things like having to lose one of the desks every time we want to take a few photos), and we have lots of shelves to spread all the lovely gear out including the Tower of Power in the main office – see Fig 1. As we get organised normal service will be resumed including a new up to date stock list out on email and up the site in the next week. But if you need to find out about anything special then please drop us a line via your preferred means (although please don't use carrier pigeon yet as our loft is not yet fully functional).
Oh, and as if that were not enough excitement for one month we've also taken on our first apprentice in the form of Declan so he'll be helping out with all our social media and listings, as well as packing and shipping, and taking a crash course in the world of peculiar vintage gear. He'll also be using his guitar skills on some of the equipment demos on our soon to be enhanced youtube channel – more about that next month...
So thanks to everyone who has bought stuff over the last year or so and helped get us to the point where we could make this move. All aspects of what we do will be enhanced by having the space we need to grow, as well as some exciting new developments over the next few months. If you want to be nosey then there are a few more shots of the new place and the move on our Google+ and facebook pages – as always we urge you to follow us on those or our twitter and Pinterest pages to keep up with what we're up to, what exciting new old gear is coming in, and what the current top office snack and herbal tea choices are, and get on our email list for the full monthly stock list.