The Office / Tuck Shop /Studio shop

Bally Studios Snacks and Studios Spares Shop

This is where our staff members spend most of their time waiting for bands who may need their help. We started the Bally Tuck-Shop about a week after we first opened, as at the time the nearest place to get soft drinks and snacks was the BP petrol station opposite Totenham Hale station.  Not only was this a 25 minute round walk - the negotiation of the one way system taking up a lot of the time - but the prices there were extortionate.  It only took a couple of days for us to work out that the bands that used the studios would definitely benefit from a studio tuck shop.   


We get new stock regularly, and always try to get retro snacks (Monster Munch, Wham Bars, Curley Wurleys, Frazzles, etc).   Cheap too, with all of the sweets/chocolates/soft drinks/crisps at 50p, with the space raiders crisps, and the smaller chocolates, like the 2 finger kitkats/rocky bars being 25p.  We have a range of budget energy drinks, and even Purdeys from time to time which we sell for well over 80p less than shops like Marks and Spencer. Sometimes, depending on the cost we get it for, the Ginger Beer is 60p to reflect the extra costs of us buying it, but never more than that.  The water is always in plentiful supply, and always 50p for a 500ml bottle,  half the price of many of our rivals.  Remember, we are mainly trying to cover our costs with the shop, and the products are mainly offered as a service to the bands, as opposed to something to make more profits from.  There are other rehearsal rooms in London shops we have seen that are up to twice more expensive than us (£1 for a drink, compared to our 50p.) 


Food, Drink and Misc



Chocolate Bars (normal size)   = 50p

Chocolate Bars (Small)           = 25p

Packets of Crisps                  = 50p

Chewing Gum                      = 50p

Can of Soft Drink                 = 60p

Can of Ginger Beer               = 70p

Bottle Of Water                   = 50p

Cigarette Lighters                = 50p                                                                                                        




Then in October 2006 we started to sell guitar strings any many other items and bands need in their rehearsals. We started off selling 2 types of Ernie Ball Strings, but as you can see from the extensive range that we now offer, the choice has grown substantially.  Again, our prices are incredibly competitive, with many bands even saying to us that if we sold strings at a couple of pounds more they would still buy them, mainly through lack of choice.  However, as we say, we already make a profit from the bands rehearsal sessions, and so we are happy with the thin profit margin we make on our strings for the benefit it brings to the bands that use our studios. 

Here is what we sell, as well as the prices. Pretty competitive, we think!  If there are any other items that you think we could sell, please let us know and we will look into stocking it. 



Electric Guitar Strings


Ernie Ball:


Super Slinkys        £7.50 a pack

Hybrid Slinkys       £7.50 a pack                                                    

Regular Slinky       £7.50 a pack

Beefy Slinky         £7.50 a pack

Power Slinky        £7.50 a pack

Not Even Slinky    £8.50 a pack
12-String Slinky    £12.50 a pack


Super Light Guage               £7 a pack                                           

Super light top/Reg Bottom  £7 a pack

Regular Light Gauge            £7 a pack

Blues Jazz Rock.                  £7 a pack



Original 150's. Pure nickel wound   £7 a pack


Acoustic Guitar Strings


Stagg Acoustic Strings                £5 a pack

SoundControl Acoustic Strings     £5 a pack

Rotosound Phosphor

Bronze 11's, 12s or 13s                £7 a pack

D'Addario Acoustic String            £8.50 a pack



Bass Strings


Stagg Bass Strings (mediums)

£7.50 a pack

RotoBass (40-100's, 45-105's, 50's - 110's)

£21 a pack

Ernie Balls (Regular Light Bass, Super Slinky Bass, Power Bass)    

£28.50 a pack

D'Addario's (40-100's, 45-105's, 50's - 110's)

£27.50 a pack


Drum Sticks


We have both good "quality" and "cheapie" drum sticks. 


Vic Firth Novas (Quality sticks)     £8.50 a pair                                                 

Millenium (cheap sticks)              £4 a pair

Nylon Drum Brushes                   £12 a pair

Moen Guitar Pedals

Ulite Series – The smaller pedals.

Octave Fuzz        £44.50

Compressor       £54.50

Jimi Zero           £49.50

Raw Tube Drive   £88.50

Phase               £46.50                                                    

Tremolo            £46.50

Rusher              £48.50


Vintage Series – The larger stomp boxes.

Moen Violent Metal     £46.50

Moen Deep Blue         £42.50

Moen Overdrive         £39.50

Moen Fuzz Moo          £42.50

Moen Pretty Dolly       £46.50

Moen Holy Choir         £46.50

Moen Shaky Jimi         £53.50

Moen Buffalo             £49.50

Moen Unicomp           £51.50

Moen AB Bar             £76.50

Moen GEC-9             £225.00

Moen Power Station  £114.50


All other Miscellaneous Stock

Control Cables, XLR to Jack, 10 metre     £10

No Bull Guitar cables 6 metre              £13.50
Nordell Guitar Cables, 5 metre             £12

Guitar Capos                                     £7

Guitar Straps with plectrum holders     £6

Disposable Ear Plugs                          £1

Re-Useable Ear Plugs                         £3 (RRP - £14.99)

Plectrums                                         60p each

Cheap Plectrums (not great quality)     4 for £1

Gaffer Tape, per roll, 48mm x 50m.      £3

Glass Slide                                       £6

AA Battery/AAA Battery                     £1 each

9v Battery                                       £3.50