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Re: The Terrble Experience in the Music Store
10/13/2008 11:00 AM
Michael Laurance (4040) wrote:
I had to stop shopping at GC, or what I call "The Evil Empire" for similar reasons. I own over 30 guitars, a dozen amps, 5 multi-effects units, and have owned virtually every stomp box there is. In addition, I buy up a lot of basket case guitars, fix them up and sell them (in order to afford more guitars without risk of divorce). And yet, I'm viewed as a nuisance at my local Evil Empire. I was in there buying a new Gretsch guitar about a year ago, and the guy was eager to sell it to me, but that was about it. I told him who I am, about all my gear, about what I buy, and I thought the was going to wet himself in excitement. He said he'd call me regularly to check on my needs, and help me out. Guess what- never called. (Guys never call once they get what they want from you. Sure, they'll tell you the love you...LOL) I go to get parts from the accessories counter, and they look at me like I"m insane. They tell me they don't have it until I point to it on the wall!
Shop at the mom-and-pop stores, and find a good guy there, and stay loyal! Fortunately, I live just outside of Chicago, and you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a music store. I found one where they don't always know what I'm talking about ("Can you get me coarse-thread trem posts for a 1985 Japanese Strat, please?"), but they'll try really hard to help me! If anyone needs a recommendation, let me know.