Located right across the street from the Peabody, Ted's Musicians Shop offers most of the essentials you'll need to support you music habit. After having a disappointing experience at a big box where the employees know close to nothing about what they are selling, someone recommended Ted's to me. The location is convenient, though to get what you want you might have to make more than one trip. They don't carry a million of everything in stock, just one or two, and when they are sold, Ted's will order more. That's the downside, I guess, of a Mom and Pop. But on the upside, they do know what they are talking about and the prices are not too bad in comparison with the big box.