New Thread! Have Your Received Your SGD Pickups - Amateur legal opinions welcomed
The last thread was closed after complaints that the moderator deleted a sizable percentage of the 3 pages still posted. His rationale was "Forum lawyers not welcome." Nevermind that no one was actually given any legal advise. Nevermind that it was a conversation among individuals who had no idea where they stood and wanted to get a grip an where they stood and what they might want to take to an an actual lawyer. Nevermind the warnings that legal action might not be a very pragmatic solution for anyone. But let's put that embarrassment to TalkBass behind us and carry on with what is fair. The List, as of 12/19:
• 08 warriorjoe7, 2x wal clone pickups and custom preamp. plus the original Wal pickup I sent (I can wait for the order but the I want my original back ASAP)
• 7/7/11 mammothvolume, custom mudbucker replacements - £180~
• 01/29/12 Mungi, Gibson Triumph pickup clone (x1) - $150
• 02/03/12 LDonnie, Custom MM preamp with active blend
• 06/24/12 klegdixal, Sidewinder pickups in DC40 covers (x2=wide&deep set), KSBT preamp
• 07/01/12 Substandard, Wal pickup clone (x1 quoted "few weeks")
• 07/09/12 ctmullins, custom pair of MM SD3s, final payment made 09/16/12, order changed to standard SD3s in chrome TBird shells 07/18/13 $300
*** 08/31/12 Asomodai, 7 String Ken Smith Clones (X2) $235 (DELIVERED 30/11/13)
• 08/31/12 markcook, ND3-40 (x1) and Quick Connect System $133
• 09/09/12 sevenone, ND3-MHB (x1) $133
• 10/11/12 sevenone, SG Mudbucker replacement (x1) $110
• 11/10/12 Steffen, ND3-HB 4-string pickups, $200 +$35 for shipping
*** 10/29/12 Asomodai, Gibson RD Clones (x2) $235 (DELIVERED 30/11/13)
*** 11/08/12 HypersoulRocks, Thunderbird pickups (x2) (DELIVERED 11-20-2013, ETA 377 days)
*** 11/21/12 selassie1, M5 pickups (x2) repair (DELIVERED 12/7/13)
• 12/02/12 Asbrinkman ND3-HB (Humbucker size) 4 string pickup Item # ND3-HB
• 01/02/13 undertow777, a pair of sidewinders SW4-40 (EMG-40 size,deep neck,narrow bridge)
• 01/12/2013 fRiGhTnIghT1971 matched set "jazzbuckers" (ND3-J4s) $230 in advance.
• 01/09/13 twspalm, 4 string SGD M*A*X
• 02/08/13 kbakerde, pair ND3-TB pickups, 2-Band Preamp W/stacked tones and blend
• 02/20/13 edwinhurwitz, pair of ND3-45s
• 03/16/13 Tyand, Set of PJ Pickups (Neo. Multicoils). Up charge at 10/03/2013 Total: $415
• 03/17/13 Swordsman3311, neo blade Wal pickup, Nordstrand 3B-3 preamp - $425,95
• 03/18/13 gidbass, pair of ND3 HB's, narrow neck, wide bridge
• 03/21/13 hunterred43, wide aperture neo, narrow aperture neo
• 03/20/13 JoeWPgh, J pickups
• 04/05/13 keyofnight, pair of sidewinders
• 04/09/13 RPercival, pair of 4-string multicoils in MM cases - $400
• 04/14/13 Bassic Playing, ND3 thunderbird
• 04/17/13 bah, set of Neo M4 pickups - $225
• 07/03/13 Daveman, Sidewinder, ND3 mini-neo - $260
• 07/07/13 Mungi, buffer (x1) - $92
• 07/27/13 BassGyver, ND3/SW4 combo + multicoil J
• 08/20/13 Bassdries Multi-Coil pickups (x2) - $436
• 09/06/13 dmac1961 dual blade neo SCP
*** 09/09/13 mmbongo, pair of Neo Soapbars Bart MK size (DELIVERED Nov 23rd)
• 09/17/13 Nopalfunk, 2 multicoils (MM size) 4 string pickups
• 09/27/13 MOFuB, 2 ND3-J4 Jazzbuckers for 5-st Fender $210
• 10/15/13 (date approx.) wastedspace4 pair of Epi T-bird Nd3 back in mid october, spent $200
I think these threads serve two important purposes:
(1) letting current SGD customers have visibility of their outstanding orders and
(2) giving prospective SGD customers see what the current state of the business is.
First and foremost I hope everyone gets their pickups and secondly I hope David gets things turned around.
That said, fighting with the mods at TB doesn't help anyone.
After all John Turner started the first version of this thread to help TBers.
I was pretty clear in the recently murdered thread that I thought ALL experiences with SGD should be welcomed, good and bad. I still favor that. And while I have been very critical of David, I have also defended him when I thought the attacks were over the line. I think I have been fair.
Now? Given the treatment of the TB VIllage Elders, I could really care less. I want to see the people who had faith and sent money to this guy get their product. That is all.
Apparently, that makes me a "Forum Lawyer"
I've received three SGD orders within the last year or so. Very fast delivery for me, and great product! Keep in mind custom orders do take longer.
FWIW there is a simple solution to the "let's draw attention" but avoid flaming issues. The mods can open a locked thread stickied in this forum with the list and an explanation that they are TBers orders that are beyond late. When someone receives pickups or places a new order and wants to add it to the list they PM the mods who can do it, but otherwise the thread is closed. The result is an accurate list that allows people to know about the SGD issues without the user dramas we have seen recently.
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