Reasons to visit PMT Birmingham
PMT Birmingham is the UK’s largest music store, with of 10,000 sq ft of retail space filled to the rafters with guitars, bass guitars, drums, keyboards, pianos, PA and DJ and recording equipment. It is truly is a Rock ‘n’ Roll theatre where everyone is welcome to come in and find their perfect instruments and equipment.
Birmingham Music Shop – The Best Just Got Better
PMT Birmingham, formerly located on Lawley Middleway, moved just 5 minutes down the road to its new location at Trident Park in 2019 to give customers a brand-new, hassle-free experience.
PMT Birmingham’s reputation has been that of the UK’s largest and most respected guitar shop for the past eighteen years, serving the likes of Robert Plant, Noel Gallagher, Stereophonics, Radiohead, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Prodigy and Tony Iommi to name a few.
This music store includes dedicated sound booths, a concert-sized stage for live performances, plenty of friendly, helpful staff, and the world’s first truly unique in-store shopping experience from one of the world-leading music brands, Yamaha.
The UK’s Biggest Guitar Shop
Europe’s largest single guitar wall
If it’s a guitar shop you’re after, our ‘House of Rock’ in Birmingham houses the largest single guitar wall in Europe, including electric guitar and bass brands such as Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, PRS, Gretsch, Charvel, and Yamaha amongst the very tasty one-offs and exclusive pieces too!
Guitar amplifiers and Orange Amps demo booth
Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn or a seasoned pro, there’s also plenty of amps to plug into… with Orange, Marshall, VOX, Fender, Ashdown, Line 6 and Blackstar amplifiers filling the floor to name a few. Plus, if you want somewhere more private to rock out or try out multiple amps or guitars, pop into the Orange Amplifier demo booth.
Acoustic guitars and dedicated Taylor and Martin Rooms
Looking for an acoustic guitar to play? We have a huge acoustic department displaying some of the finest acoustic guitars in the West Midlands, with two dedicated brand showrooms from Taylor and Martin Guitars.
The Premier Taylor Room features over a hundred Taylor Guitars so you can ‘Find Your Fit’ and discover what the perfect tonewood is for you and your sound. And in the newly built Martin Heritage Room, you can play some of the most sought-after acoustic guitars in the world.
Authorised Gibson, Fender, and Ibanez Dealer
PMT Birmingham is also an authorised Gibson, Gibson Custom Shop and Epiphone retailer, stocking a wide range of electric and acoustic guitars from the world-class brand. If you’re looking for Gibson or Epiphone guitars in Birmingham, call in store today to try some out for yourself!
Guitar pedals and TCL for your guitar
And if you want to experiment with your sound, there are hundreds of guitar pedals to choose from, from our friends at BOSS and Electro-Harmonix, to Wampler, Strymon, MXR, Dunlop, Way Huge, Landlord and more.
There is also a luthier and amplifier technician in-store who can set up, re-string, and if times are really bad, repair your guitar or amp. Just bring in your beloved gear and we’ll give it some TCL!
And if you ever fall out of love with any of your guitars, you are always welcome to bring it into the store and have your instrument or music equipment part-exchanged for something shiny and new.
Yamaha Premium Centre at PMT Birmingham
Inside the Yamaha Premium Centre, the full range of Yamaha products plus Premium Centre exclusives will always be showcased, all year round, to fulfill the needs of all guitarists, bassists, drummers, keyboard and piano players, music producers, DJs, and live music venues. Plus, a dedicated, all-knowing Yamaha Insider resides in the Premium Centre to help you decide on what Yamaha product is the best fit for you, or even help you get the most out of a Yamaha product that you already own. The Yamaha Premium Centre also houses the Live Hub, where you can attend all of Yamaha’s exclusive Premium Centre events.
Roland Store at PMT Birmingham
The PMT Birmingham Roland Store is the only is the premier provider of Roland digital pianos, keyboards, synthesizers, electronic drum kits, and BOSS guitar products in Birmingham. It’s the best place to get your Roland and BOSS gear!
Not only can you try out all the new Roland and BOSS products at the Roland Store, there is a dedicated Roland Expert available in the Roland Store to provide you with a 1-to-1 demonstrations of any Roland or BOSS product you wish that is in stock and provide aftercare to make sure you’re getting the most out of your products.
Birmingham Drum Shop
Acoustic & Electronic Drum kits, cymbal wall and more
Drummers, are you ready for a mezzanine filled with some of the finest acoustic drum kits and electronic drum kits that are known to man? PMT Birmingham’s House of Drums is just that- a drummer’s paradise chock-full of Mapex, Tama, SONOR, Drum Workshop, Ludwig, Yamaha, Gretsch, Roland, Alesis, and TOURTECH drum kits.
You can also try out a huge range of Zildjian, Sabian and Paiste cymbals across the cymbal wall, plus there are scores of snares, drumsticks, and drum accessories to choose from too.
Originally previewed at the NAMM 2017 show in LA to an admiring audience, visitors coming to PMT Birmingham will have the opportunity to try out the Virtual Gadd! The Virtual Gadd transports you to a 360-degree virtual reality of Steve Gadd playing in the legendary Metropolis Studios in London, so you can experience him putting his drum kit through its paces, up close and personal. Just head over to the acoustic drum kit in the Yamaha Premium Centre and try out the only Virtual Gadd kit in the country.
Kids and junior drum kits
Here at PMT Birmingham, not only do we stock an entire range of professional drum kits, shells, and accessories, but we also have a full range of kids drum sets as well as junior drum kits and can put together complete drum packages to suit all ages. Whether you need advice on how to get your child started on the path to becoming a superstar drummer or want information on the best practice kits, the best electronic drum kits for kids or need some accessories for your drum set, we’re here to help! Call into PMT Birmingham today and speak to a member of our drum team.
Piano & Keyboard Birmingham Shop
The piano showroom is home to a Birmingham’s only Roland Store and the world’s first Yamaha Premium Centre, offering a huge range of digital and acoustic pianos that will be demonstrated to you by our brand experts, along with an impressive range of music production gear too. There’s also the extravagant hi-tech keyboard zone at PMT Birmingham, which features the best stage and home keyboards and synthesizers available to buy now from Yamaha, Roland, Nord, Korg, Moog, ROLI, and Novation.
DJ, Recording & PA Systems in Birmingham
If you’re after the latest DJ gear for your next live gig or music software for home recording, PMT Birmingham also has the newest Pioneer CDJs, STEM-friendly Native Instrument hardware and Sennheiser, Shure and Samson headphones and Microphones in-store for you to try out. Plus, Birmingham’s hi-tech experts can provide you with help and advice from their own extensive music experiences… Ask them anything from how to set up your own home studio, to getting a PA system together for an arena tour! Plus, PMT Birmingham is home to an ADAM Audio Authorised Listening Center where you can test out the latest monitors from the brand to find the perfect ones for your professional or home studio.
Birmingham’s Premier Lighting Centre
PMT Birmingham also houses its very own in-store stage, which has a working rig where you can test out the latest on-stage and venue lighting. So if you’re a local DJ that wants to update your lighting rig for parties and weddings, a band desiring to up-the-ante at gigs or events, or a nightclub or bar owner looking to give your venue some extra ambiance, PMT Birmingham can help.
Church Audio Equipment – Birmingham
Looking for the best sound equipment for Churches? Need to speak to someone about your Church audio system? Pop into PMT Birmingham to speak to one of our PA experts. We offer complete, installed live sound solutions for halls, Churches and venues of all sizes and can help you with all aspects of your PA system. From wireless handheld microphones for churches to choir microphones to audio mixers that can facilitate full band setups and everything in between.
Our PA experts at PMT Birmingham can handle everything from free initial quotes and advice to complete Church sound system installation with aftercare included. Our team can put together bespoke Church sound system packages to suit the needs of your congregation. We can provide the support you need to get the best out of your existing sound system or advise on the best sound equipment for Churches that will benefit you. Call into PMT Birmingham today and speak to our PA team or call us and let us help you get the best PA system for your Church. Read our case study.
How to Get Here
From the old store:
In the city: PMT Birmingham is a 15-minute walk from the Bullring Shopping Centre.
By bus: The 97, 97A and 97S all stop at Great Barr Street, which is a 4-minute walk away from the store.
If you’re getting the bus from Birmingham New Street Station, walk to Moor St Selfridges (Stop MS18) and get the 97 bus to Birmingham Business Park. Get off at the fifth stop (Derby St) then it’s a 3 min walk from the bus stop to the new store on Westley St. Takes 15 minutes!
By train: 10-minute walk from Bordesley train station or a 20-minute walk from Birmingham Moor Street or Birmingham New Street train station.
By car: Travelling south from Lawley Middleway to garrison circus, take the third exit on Garrison Circus on to Great Barr street. turn left at glover street then the second left to Westley street. From Westley Street, turn right on to Trident retail park.
Coming from Watery Lane Middleway travelling north, go past the Texaco petrol station and you will see PMT Birmingham on your left-hand side. Turn left onto Westley Street, then left into trident park.