NWB - Community Blog


Dolphin music go into administration

Filed Under : Site News

Posted By : mr.nwb | Comments : 14

Did we see this coming?

We regret to inform you that Dolphin Music have gone into administration. The website will continue to run.

S & T Audio Ltd. have confirmed that they have agreed a deal with Beevers and Struthers of Manchester to acquire Dolphin Music in the near future.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


# Posted by HARD TO HANDLE - 25/05/2011, 22:23 (GMT)

well............ businesses generally don't do so great when they expect to run on minimal profit margins

shifting units........... means nothing if theres no profit in it!

# Posted by Willow (of somebig™Fish) (Reti... - 25/05/2011, 22:27 (GMT)

got a great deal on my new bass recently ........ but did notice the stock had really shifted to the low end of stuff since the last time i was in ...........

# Posted by Rumble Fat Band - 25/05/2011, 22:29 (GMT)

"Did we see this coming?"


There are a few guys on BassChat who work in the Music Retail industry and it has been known for a while that they were on the ropes.
S&T Audio is PMt, so could be "business as usual" when the paperwork goes through.

# Posted by Smitten Kitten - 26/05/2011, 00:19 (GMT)

Always wonder how any music shops survive these days with the internet.....

# Posted by Off The Rails - 26/05/2011, 07:12 (GMT)

I have bought a few things from Dolphin over recent years (I wonder how you stand with anything bought from Dolphin and still under guarantee if it goes faulty ?), I have just bought a Korg Microstation, and it was a toss up between buying it from Dolphin or Gak, I ended up getting from Gak (slightly better deal).

# Posted by TEX & THE HARDCORE TROUBAD... - 26/05/2011, 07:16 (GMT)

They were banking on the sale of a Korg Microstation that fell through and tipped the scales apparently, very sad ;-(

# Posted by Synthy Mike - 26/05/2011, 07:58 (GMT)

I noticed that they weren't stocking as much of the really high end synths as usual over the last 12 months. Hope nobody loses their jobs.

# Posted by Smitten Kitten - 26/05/2011, 08:46 (GMT)

Always liked the staff at Dolphin........ except one guy :P

# Posted by Andy Mack - 26/05/2011, 08:55 (GMT)

PMT took over soundcontrol- Soundcontrol used to give me free guitars :-( was gitted when they shut - I was endorsed!! Had 4 Schecters of them!!!

# Posted by Keith (RED ZOO) - 26/05/2011, 09:38 (GMT)

whenever i shopped online they always came up but were always that bit more expensive. They had a massive website though but that bit more expensive. I do use andertons mainly for their no quibble customer service

# Posted by Roj (Black Rose) - 26/05/2011, 09:56 (GMT)

I always thought they we expensive compared to other on line sites. Shame though.

# Posted by mr.nwb - 26/05/2011, 10:37 (GMT)

They'd price match if you found the item cheaper elsewhere. Their site was top notch too.

The dolphin demise is a bummer for nwb finances as the dolphin ads helped with ££ towards the hosting.

Will need to find if gak or andertons would be willing to advertise on the site.

# Posted by James - Metalleeka + AC/DCe - 26/05/2011, 10:55 (GMT)

@Mr NWB ... try PMT Paul?? as they have a NW based outlet..

# Posted by Andy Mack - 26/05/2011, 12:58 (GMT)

and Reidys Blackburn-! rimmers have gone online too- I use imuso or Thomman for big purchases now

back to top

Blog Search

Follow NWB on Facebook and Twitter

Cottam Guitars

10% Discount for NWB members, email max@cottamguitars.co.uk

LaLuna Amp Repairs

Valve & solid state amp repairs, mods and servicing. FX, PA & studio gear repairs. Hadfield, Glossop north Derbyshire.

Bakehouse Studio

Accrington's cosy project studio. Book online 24/7. Use code NWB20bc110301 for NWB members special 20% discount.

Community Blog Guidelines

  1. Be nice: Even if you disagree with someone, you need to keep your tone civil and reasonable.
  2. Keep on topic: Please keep discussions relevant to each topic and avoid multiple topic posts.
  3. Don't Spam: Show restraint with your posting frequency. We're all doing cool stuff on NWB, but if we post about it too much, it can be distracting.
  4. Respect the Moderators: The entire Community Staff were users once, just like you. We try very hard to answer everyone's questions, so please be cool.