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Rickenbacker guitars blocked me on FB lol

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Clifford Lee, May 10, 2018.

  1. Rickenbacker posted a video on their facebook page, of a guy spray painting a body. I am a professional spray painter myself and pointed out a few mistakes which lead to me being blocked from posting and my post being deleted. Well there`s no democracy on the internet, i know that. But didn`t expect that hostile behaviour either.

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  2. jchrisk1


    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    Wow. I see what you mean. That reminds me of the people on the DIY channel using rattle cans.
    I guess you hurt somebody's feewings.
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  3. Well i was stupid enough to point out a) He`s spraying with a very narrow spray pattern, b)He doesn`t have the appropriate gear on to protect himself and the quality of his work, c)His application is uneven d)i`d expect Rickenbacker to provide a steady base to support the instrument for the process of painting. Oh well.
  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    I suggest posting your own video of how it should be done.

    Critics are legion.
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  5. I work for BMW as a spray painter. I know what i`m talking about, believe me. I have guys like this for breakfast. See instead how Warwick does it to get an idea.
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  6. Mvilmany


    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    Well, considering Rickenbacker’s reputation for shoddy finish work, I’m not really surprised by any of this.
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  7. Consider it a blessing.
  8. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Rickenbacker. Pretty much any criticism of anything RIC does (or doesn't do, but should) in public, is like teasing a rattlesnake. As you found out. Sorry you got bit....:sorry:
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  9. buldog5151bass

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

    Oct 22, 2003
    It's their site, to be used for marketing. You don't have to agree, but it's their site.
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  10. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    In all seriousness for what you pay for a Framus the finish has to be all that and two bags of chips.:cool:
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  11. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    Well, kind of. It is their Facebook page, but part of the point of a Facebook page is the public’s ability to weigh in. If you don’t want people to comment, you shouldn’t really be on Facebook at all. Apple doesn’t, for instance, so they’re not. But if you delete people’s comments and ban them for no good reason, then it can quickly become a PR problem, as people talk to each other on social media (QED). People have gone out of business over clumsy handling of adverse comments on Facebook before now. I don’t suppose this’ll affect Rickenbacker much, but it’s still not a very smart thing for them to do.
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  12. buldog5151bass

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

    Oct 22, 2003
    If I had a business Facebook page, and someone put something on it that I felt was derogatory and untrue, I would delete as well.
  13. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    The problem is that when you do, people tend to think you’re trying to hide something, and most of the time they’d be right. Criticism on Facebook can be a challenge, but handled right, it can have a positive outcome. Handled badly, it can blow up in your face. Downright trolling is obviously different, but the OP made a valid point.
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  14. buldog5151bass

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

    Oct 22, 2003
    Possibly, but I also think people have the right to take things off their pages if they want. If someone wrote "Rickenbacker sucks" 20 times on the page, it would be reasonable to do so. Also, if stuff is taken down right away, no one (but the person who wrote it) knows. Obviously, Ric has a mentality. It seems to work for them.
  15. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    Well, they do have a right to do so, but my point is that short of downright trolling, which this obviously wasn’t, it’s nearly always unwise. As for nobody knowing if it’s taken down right away, that is usually wishful thinking. Facebook is a marvellous invention that enables you to screw up simultaneously in every country in the world. Unless we’re talking fractions of a second, someone’s bound to see it. If things seem to work out for Rickenbacker, it’s in spite of that mentality, not because of it.
  16. I've gotten to the point I don't post anything even remotely negative!
    So many people get hurt by the slightest comment.
    "You didn't follow the directions" I got a warning from a facebook mod when the op asked what went wrong, she even edited he post!
    I rarely post of facebook
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  17. buldog5151bass

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

    Oct 22, 2003
    I see two things here on TB:

    1. People constantly saying what a terrible job of marketing/manufacturing/etc. Rickenbacker does.
    2. People constantly saying they want a Rickenbacker (or counterfeit Ric, because they like the look), even if they haven't played one.

    Not only do I think Hall could kill puppies and baby seals and still make money there, I think he could pick up puppies and use them to club baby seals, and Ric would still be successful.
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  18. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    You don't know much about Rickenbacker company do you? John Hall, who runs the company, doesn't care what anyone thinks. If you don't like the way he does business, he doesn't care if you buy his instruments or not. He's pretty much famous for being a Richard Cranium.
  19. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    And you thought that they would welcome this input? Maybe thank you for your pointers, offer you a job training them how to paint? :meh:
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  20. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    Well, actually, I do. And I’m not surprised at what happened to the OP, either. It’s still a textbook case on what not to do on your Facebook page, though.
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