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NGD - My valentine's day gift (Squier Vista Goodness)
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Doog
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
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Ughhh string the tailpiece properly
*eye-twitch*

Laughing
I thought the Mustang Police had disbanded years ago...

It's all about the Mustang Vigilante Group now

*swings sock of snooker balls*
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
Doog wrote:
Ughhh string the tailpiece properly

*eye-twitch*


That's how it arrived. Gonna have it restrung when I drop it off at GC.
make sure to tell them how to string it proper. No offense to the Unknown GC employee but it's the sort of thing they might not know no matter how many Strats and LP types they do daily.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't deal with the strings, so I added a 3-pack of Ernie ball 10's to tonight's Primenow grocery order. Will restring at some point tonight.

Also, a friend of FB asked for pics of the routes, so I decided to post them here as well:






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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And strung properly!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely guitar. The routing looks nice and neat too. How is the intonation? Did they get the scale length spot on?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lovely guitar. The routing looks nice and neat too. How is the intonation? Did they get the scale length spot on?


Perfect. Whoever did the work knew what they were doing.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, unfortunately, the story of this guitar ended on a bad note.

I took the neck off today to inspect a bit more, and there's a fairly deep crack on the bass side of the neck pocket. Not in the finish, but in the wood. And I could move it.

The guitar went in a gig bag, and I drove straight to GC. I mentioned that, the scratchy pot, and the hit or miss output hack. After asking about having it fixed under their 45 day guarantee, I was only offered the option to get a full refund. I asked to speak with a manager, explained that this was a valentine's gift, and I'd rather get it fixed, but no dice. It broke my heart, but I sent it back.

I told them to contact me after it's fixed, so I can try to buy it back. Whether or not they actually do that is up in the air.

In the meantime, if anyone here sees it appear on GC's used site, let me know. I want it back - just functional.

What really has me worried since getting back home is GC's reputation for tossing anything defective in the trash. I will be heartbroken if this guitar ends up in a dumpster.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's sad.

Won't they sell it you back as spares or repairs?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
That's sad.

Won't they sell it you back as spares or repairs?


I asked them if they would just fix it - injecting glue in a crack and touching up solder joints isn't hard. I just live in a tiny apartment with little room to work in.

They refused.

Now I'm checking GC's website hourly for my Jagmaster to come back up for sale.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to say it but I don't hold much hope. You are probably better off checking their dumpster nightly.

Back when I used to work at the Albany location it seemed they never threw anything away - the repair cost was built into the used cost which meant we got less profit margin, or it was sold "as-is/scratch and dent" for a steep discount. Gear wasn't "totaled" if the cost to fix was more than profit margin, the store would just sell the items below cost to get rid of them and make something back. Now that Bain's bought them I really don't know how they conduct this business, they may have better insurance that allows for total loss of damaged gear. The store doesn't care that it is a very rare and tastefully modified guitar, they just care if they can make their money back somehow.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
I hate to say it but I don't hold much hope. You are probably better off checking their dumpster nightly.


I spoke with the store manager - he said that it's flagged for repair, and he'll call me once it's fixed to give me first dibs in getting it back.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
Nick wrote:
I hate to say it but I don't hold much hope. You are probably better off checking their dumpster nightly.


I spoke with the store manager - he said that it's flagged for repair, and he'll call me once it's fixed to give me first dibs in getting it back.


Smash his mams windows if he doesn't. The cunt. No one messes with the shortscale boys. Send dot over to punch his lights out Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dot wrote:
Fran wrote:
mkt3000 wrote:
Nick wrote:
I hate to say it but I don't hold much hope. You are probably better off checking their dumpster nightly.


I spoke with the store manager - he said that it's flagged for repair, and he'll call me once it's fixed to give me first dibs in getting it back.


Smash his mams windows if he doesn't. The cunt. No one messes with the shortscale boys. Send dot over to punch his lights out Cool

Done

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DUDE COME ON.


FUCK SAKE I'D OF WORKED ON IT FOR FREE BRUH


GO OVER THERE AND SAY GIMME THE FUCKIN' THING, HERE'S 20 BUCKS FOR A PACKAGE OF NEW POTS, I NEED TO SEND THIS SHIT TO ROBROE NOW.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
dot wrote:
Fran wrote:
mkt3000 wrote:
Nick wrote:
I hate to say it but I don't hold much hope. You are probably better off checking their dumpster nightly.


I spoke with the store manager - he said that it's flagged for repair, and he'll call me once it's fixed to give me first dibs in getting it back.


Smash his mams windows if he doesn't. The cunt. No one messes with the shortscale boys. Send dot over to punch his lights out Cool

Done


Man. Dot is truly our fearless leader. Respect Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So glad to hear I might've been wrong about this! Good luck dude!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fiancée got me something else to make up for this.

A plane ticket to PR for tomorrow and a hotel room

If I buy back the guitar, it'll be me buying it.

But tomorrow night, I will drink the good rum.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So... the thread lives.

And according to the manager at GC, the guitar still does. It's been fixed.

Then he told me that he never processed the refund, so I still own the guitar.

I'll stop by GC after work to check it out and pick it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
So... the thread lives.

And according to the manager at GC, the guitar still does. It's been fixed.

Then he told me that he never processed the refund, so I still own the guitar.

I'll stop by GC after work to check it out and pick it up.


Lol, result. So are you going to have to undo your recent holiday?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
mkt3000 wrote:
So... the thread lives.

And according to the manager at GC, the guitar still does. It's been fixed.

Then he told me that he never processed the refund, so I still own the guitar.

I'll stop by GC after work to check it out and pick it up.


Lol, result. So are you going to have to undo your recent holiday?


I might have to put money into her handbag fund, lolol
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