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Make some noise with these hidden treasures

We’ll let you in on a little secret.

When you think second hand musical gear, what springs to mind? You probably thought guitars, amplifiers and drums.

And while you’re right that these are some of the most popular items you can find in the second hand network, that’s not all that’s out there.  

Whether you’re keen to try something different with your songwriting, get into a new hobby, or expand your collection (you can never have too many options, right?), you can find more than you think at your local Cashies.

Guitar pedals

Keen to get into the world of guitar effects? Find your sound without the hefty ‘brand new’ price tag by buying second hand. You may be surprised to see that we’ve got plenty of pedals to choose from, including some vintage finds.

For those looking to channel a bit of Tash Sultana, try your luck with a second hand loop pedal. Plus, if it’s not your thing (and let’s be real, it can be tricky), it’s cheaper to try with a second hand pedal than a brand new one.

Microphones & receivers

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Vocalists and recording artists, this one’s for you. Finding cheap equipment is easy, but it’s not always easy to find quality that’s affordable.

If it’s your first foray into audio, you may not want to drop dollars on a pro microphone. Likewise, if you’re a professional, kitting out your studio or finding that perfect sound can be expensive if you’re buying brand new.

With trusted brands like Shure and Audio Technica in the second hand market, you can get the most bang for your buck.

Brass instruments

Frustrated jazz enthusiast? Or perhaps your child wants to learn how to play saxophone or trumpet at school, but you just know that they’re not going to stick with it.

Brass instruments can get expensive so start with something second hand instead, particularly if you or the player is a beginner.

You can find a surprising range of brass instruments in our stores or online, so have a browse if you’re in the market for one.

Decks/turntables

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Venturing into the DJ world isn’t for the faint of heart – price-wise, that is. Mix it up and look for some pre-loved second hand decks instead.

You can find something that’s industry-standard at a more wallet-friendly price point. Plus, with our 90-day warranty on most items, you’ll feel safer buying second hand decks.


You can find a huge range of musical instruments, gear, and accessories on our online shop or at your local store. With knowledgeable staff on-hand to help and a 90 day warranty, you’ll find what you need with confidence.