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Guitar Center Story

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Ian Hall, Sep 16, 2002.


  1. Ian Hall

    Ian Hall

    May 31, 2002
    Rialto,CA
    So I'm at GC buying some strings for my bass, and a guy walks up to the guitar amp display rack behind me and I hear him ask the clerk "How many watts per channel is this amp?". I look back, and find that he is pointing at a Mesa Stereo 20:20. The clerk responds,"Uhhh, I dunno, I have to go in back and look it up". I try to wait and keep my mouth shut but can't help it. "Twenty watts per channel", I say. The clerk:"How do you know?"

    Hmmmm...... Lets see......

    20:20 on the front panel maybe?

    That particular clerk worked in the guitars section. Pretty scary, eh?
     
  2. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Maybe he thought it had 20 inch speakers. :)
    doc
     
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    So that would make a Peavey 5150 51wpc on one side and 50wpc on the other?
     
  4. No Brad, if your Peavey were 51 wpc and 50 wpc that would equal 202 watts and it would be a 4 channel :rolleyes: ;)
     
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Duh. :rolleyes: Obviously the clerk didn't have 20:20 vision...

    :p
     
  6. no no no..

    20:20 = 1

    so it's 1 watt per channel


    :rolleyes: :p
     
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Or in metric, 4 watts per gallon. Duh.
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I tell ya, those ohms screw me up every time.
     
  9. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    No, not really.
    Mars & GC are like the Wal-Mart, Home Depot, McDonald's, etc of music stores. The 'help' is paid minimally & treated like a piece of meat...whatcha expect?
    What's as bad(IMO) are the yahoo clerks in Record stores; they're really clueless(except for one great 'Mom & Pop' store here in-town called Birdland Records...the owner(Barry) knows every ***damn thing.
     
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    You're right, Jim... sometimes you get what you pay for:D
     
  11. If it's that simple what does it say about the guy who asked how many watts it had? How many watts does the Carvin RC210 have? Don't look it up just see if you can figure it out by the model number.
     
  12. This has made my corona spew from my nose.

    I now have a new "cool" thing. Watts / Gallon...priceless. BJ's the big kahuna in my book.
     
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It just goes to show you. Don't shop at GC unless you exactly what you want and how much you'll pay for it.
     
  14. stop_drop_pop33

    stop_drop_pop33 Guest

    Aug 15, 2002
    under your bed
    actually hambone, that would be 201 watts total. 50+51 = 201.
     
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    That must be the 27% talking.
     
  16. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hey, cut hammy a break, he was slaving over an open fire and a bunch of chickens with beer cans stuffed up their butts all day yesterday.












    :eek: :D
     
  17. cap

    cap

    Aug 8, 2001
    Hickam Hawaii
    Im thinkin more along the lines of the 41% on that one:p

    -cap
     
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    That's just mean.


    :D
     
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Hammy or the chickens? I need to know. Don't ask why.
     
  20. Ian Hall

    Ian Hall

    May 31, 2002
    Rialto,CA
    I was talking mainly about the clerk. Carvin does not title their products in the same way Mesa does, so it just doesn't apply here. Lets have a little review here:)

    Nomad 45 = 45 watts
    Nomad 55 = 55 watts
    Nomad 100 = 100 watts
    F-30 = 30 watts
    F-50 = 50 watts
    F-100 = 100 watts
    20/20 Stereo = 20 watts per channel
    50/50 Stereo = 50 watts per channel
    Stereo Simul-Class 2:90 = yup you guessed it- 90 watts x 2 channels

    Just for kicks I'll throw this in too:

    M-Pulse 360 = 360 watts
    M-Pulse 600 = 600 watts
    Bass 400 = 400 watts
    Bass 400+ = maybe a tad more than 400
    Buster bass 200 = 200 watts

    No confusion there.

    Now I wouldn't venture to say anything bad about the guy asking, who knows, he might not even play guitar. A clerk that works with that stuff every day, though??? I mean, Mesa's titling scheme isn't exactly rocket science. Most people seem to pick up on it kinda quickly.

    I try to stick to just buying strings and such there if I can help it.

    Maybe I should tell the story about the guy in drums that didn't know the difference between 7A's and 747's last week when I was picking up sticks for my drummer. :D