Not Craigslist... but Facebook

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by beaglesandbass, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
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    the guitar comes tuned??!?!?!

    what a deal!

  2. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    Well at least you know it can be tuned. Years ago my brother worked in a music store and had a customer try and return a guitar because it came out of tune after he played it.
  3. farace

    farace Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    I've been a bit taken back by the number of bass and guitar ads I've seen in recent years saying something like, "will need tuning." It was bad enough when it was just piano ads, but now it's gotten downright silly. (Along the same lines, another of my interests is vintage fountain pens, and the number of eBay ads saying "may need ink" leaves me scratching my head the same way.)
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  4. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Warning: coffee contents are hot. It's there for the lowest common sense denominator
  5. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    That's a bargain, an un-tuned Semick guitar goes for about $80. ;)
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  6. lostreality


    Sep 2, 2016
    These music stores have a lot of nerve, expecting us to tune guitars when we play them...
  7. ....and to think y'all whined and moaned about Gibson's RoboTuner thingees.... LOL
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  8. Looks like it also has a strip of finish ripped off back..
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  9. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I'm not surprised that they think being tuned is a quality to look for. I was surprised to see how many people take their guitars in to a shop for new strings.
  10. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    forget it, tone knob for the bridge pup is missing. not a penny over $49.
  11. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    Yes, for neophyte guitarists a "tuned" guitar could be a selling
    I too am amazed at musicians that take their guitars or basses into the shop to have the strings changed.
    Really? why?
    I did work with an older musician that never changed his own strings in 30+ years of playing.
    He could afford to have the local guitar shop tech come out to his house and restring his 22 PRS guitars and
    15 American Strats on a regular basis, sometimes daily.
    When we played a gig, he brought 3 PRS' in case he broke a string.
    I asked him why he needed 22 Paul Reed Smith guitars when they were all the same model?
    They are all different colors and it depends on what I'm wearing that day, which one I'll play!

    I should have stayed in school and become a successful divorce attorney like him then I'd be able to
    indulge my own whims.

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  12. DChalo


    Dec 16, 2015
    Austin, TX
    I had a similar guitar back in the day.

    ..But i traded it in to GameStop for store credit
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  13. Grumry


    Jul 6, 2016
    C..c...can I have one?
  14. Eric Swaim

    Eric Swaim GOD, U.S. MIlitary, Country Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Murfreesboro, TN
    No whammy bar? That may be the missing link to untuned guitars after one song. You really got a deal if they kept the whammy bar.
  15. Pre-tuned? That's more than you get from GC... :D
  16. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    What gets me is how many guitars for sale that are new and never been played! Why the hell buy them then :roflmao::banghead:
  17. rodv66

    rodv66 Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    People in Woodbury Heights are a little on the slow side. At least that's common knowledge in NJ
  18. Gizmot


    Mar 22, 2009
    Pittsburgh area
    I got a Gibson SG with robo-tuners a few months ago and I just love them. You hit a button and in a few seconds its ready. German engineering triumphs again
  19. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    The same reason people join health clubs and gyms then never go.
  20. Doesn't say 'may contain traces of nuts' EXTERMINATE!