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GC snubs us bass players again

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by logicman69, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. So I got the new Guitar Center holiday catalog in today. The thing was huge, especially for a GC catalog. I got excited and started flipping through it, excited to see what they were going to advertise for basses... I flipped, and flipped, and flipped.

    NOT... ONE.... BASS

    Even brass and trumpets get a few pages, but no bass!

    Just shows you what GC thinks about us.

    (note: there actually is one bass pictured, on the last page... its in an add for their music foundation)
  2. lat


    Dec 30, 2014
    Lower Basstonia
    Must be keeping the space free for their BC chain... soon to be announced... ;)
    2pods, Crankupthebass, reddog and 7 others like this.
  3. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member

  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    the bass porn i do is here with the NBDs. that's plenty --- it's a lot! :)
    Beersurgeon, Mili, TonyP- and 7 others like this.
  5. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It would be nice if they considered the tremendous waste of resources that goes into printing that garbage. I'm fine with the snub.
  6. I mean.. Usually we get at least a page or 2 with Fenders, Mitchell, Markbass, and Acoustic. They didn't even do that. It really kind of struck me.
    MarkJC8 likes this.
  7. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    I am long past caring what GC does or doesn’t do; what they might have been in previous decades is irrelevant to what they are now.
  8. Cliff Colton

    Cliff Colton

    Nov 7, 2016
    Maybe it’s a 2 book catalogue and you didn’t get book 2 which is entirely Bass stuff. Confront your post office delivery person, who probably plays bass.
  9. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    I don't feel snubbed.:woot:
    Ellery, staurosjohn and Stevorebob like this.
  10. Stevie Bandrum

    Stevie Bandrum

    Aug 29, 2017
    Got that catalog this week and had the same reaction. Just one more reason why I don’t buy instruments from there anymore
    Charlzm likes this.
  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I guess it shows how many basses they are selling.
  12. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Sellers devote catalog space to what sells — not to what some like to look at, but what sells. This merely says basses don’t sell so much. That shouldn’t be a surprise.
  13. Hand slap

    Hand slap

    Feb 14, 2016
    My thoughts exactly, IDT it had bass strings either? Went to recycle pretty quick.
  14. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it Supporting Member

    They don't call it 'Bass Center' for a reason.
  15. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    I don't expect the catalog to show what they have.
    Go to GC online.
    Plenty of basses.
    Buy used.
    I just did!
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
  16. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Catalog? How quaint.
    GregC likes this.
  17. Hey - we know where to look.
    instrumentalist likes this.
  18. GC is a business. They exist to make a profit. If basses outsold guitars, you might see that catalog exclude guitars. It's marketing. Promote what sells. Nothing new here.
  19. kdogg


    Nov 13, 2005
    I feel exactly the same. Just got a big Sweetwater catalogue this past week, or maybe it was Musician’s Friend, and thought... why?
    Mike Whitfield and RyanOh like this.
  20. Mr Cheese

    Mr Cheese

    Nov 8, 2019
    Still unfortunate to see though.

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