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Dan's Audio
1595 38th Ave., Capitola (831/476-7526).

House of Sounds
1025 Water St., Santa Cruz (831/427-2740).

Lott's Auto Stereo
600 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz (831/423-1100).

New Age Car Audio
1200 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville (831/761-9999).

Recycled Stereo Plus
518 Front St., Santa Cruz (831/425-7587).

Water Street Stereo
1602 Ocean St., Santa Cruz (831/427-1604).

Spin Cycle

Discount Records--Like the name says (except they don't carry vinyl): tapes and CDs at discounted prices. Sun.-Thu. 10:30am-7:30pm; Fri.-Sat. till 8:30pm.
1207 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz (831/426-0208)

Gateways--A large selection of Celtic, Native American, Indian and other world traditional music. Daily 10am-9pm.
1018 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz (831/429-9600)

Logos Books & Records--An eclectic selection of used cassettes, CDs and records. A good place to find rare jazz on vinyl. Daily 10am-10pm.
1117 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz (831/427-5100)

Music Madness--Ten-thousand square feet of everything recorded music has to offer. Daily 10am-9pm.
1459 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville (831/761-3278)

Streetlight Records--This lower-Pacific hangout has a large inventory of major labels and independent artists on tape, CD and vinyl. Daily 10am-10pm.
939 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz (831/421-9200)

21st Century CD--New and used CDs; the management avidly supports local musical talent. Daily 10am-7pm.
924 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz (831/426-5480)

The Wherehouse--Today's hits and yesterday's misses can reliably be found at the chain store. Daily 10am-9pm.
1820 41st Ave., Capitola (831/476-8128)

Instrumentally Yours

Jansen Music--Guitars, string and band instruments, drums, sheet music, rentals, lessons and repairs.
Crossroads Shopping Center, 1931 Main St., Watsonville (831/724-4798)

Kurt Heisig Music & Mouthpieces--The wind instrument experts offer sales, repair and lessons.
1045 Water St., Santa Cruz (831/920-1883)

Offshore Music--The place to get plugged in carries guitars, amps, drums and recording gear.
1550 41st Ave., Capitola (831/462-2567)

The Piano Store--Used pianos--spinets, grands, consoles and uprights--for sale, rent or rent-to-own.
208 San Jose Ave., Capitola (831/475-2826)

Rhythm Fusion--Percussion instruments, primitive and contemporary, from around the world. 1541-C Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz (831/423-2048)

Santa Cruz Guitar Co.--No showroom; tours by appt. A selection of these custom-made, high-quality acoustic guitars can be perused at Sylvan Music.
P.O. Box 242, SC. (831/425-0999)

Steve's Music--An inventory of nearly 800 guitars--new, used and vintage--ornament this full-service music store.
1400 Ocean St., Santa Cruz (831/426-1975)

Sylvan Music--Classical and steel-string acoustic guitars, mandolins, banjos, violins and a bevy of other stringed instruments. Repairs, lessons and rentals.
1521 Mission St., Santa Cruz (831/427-1917)

Thomas Musical Instruments--New and used brass and woodwinds instruments, sheet music and accessories.
2735 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz (831/464-TUBA)

Union Grove Music--This longtime Pacific Avenue denizen discounts major brands of guitars, amps and keyboards.
1003 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz (831/427-0670)

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From the September 24-30, 1998 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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