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what would you do with a $100 GC gift card?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by pcake, Feb 5, 2016.


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  1. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
  2. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Strings I might not it otherwise buy/try. A fistful of picks. Sometimes they have used pedals under glass, I might crapshoot one. A few speakon connectors. I guess I'd nickel and dime it away on trinkets
     
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  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Put it towards a $1000 bass.
     
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  4. Cole Louis Allar

    Cole Louis Allar

    Dec 25, 2015
    New bridge
    More songbooks
    Strings
    Picks
    Maybe a pedal or 2 just for good measure lol
    Probably equates to more than $100 bud i would go for as much of that as i can
     
  5. organworthyplayer337

    organworthyplayer337 Professional Hack

    Oct 28, 2014
    Charlotte, NC
    Strings
    Strap
    Case
    Strings
    Barstool
    Other accessories
    Strings
    Pedal
    Strings
     
  6. scrubjay

    scrubjay

    Mar 30, 2015
    New Jersey
    EBow
     
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  7. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    There is a used 3/4 scale Precision-style SX on GC.com for $79.

    I'd therefore get a whole bass.
     
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  8. buldog5151bass

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

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Rather than waste it, I'd put it toward something I really want/need.

    Sorry, just tryin' to be practical.
     
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  9. vmabus

    vmabus

    Nov 1, 2013
    7200'
    Look for another Ampeg B115E to mach the one I bought last year for $99.99!
     
  10. vanderbrook

    vanderbrook Some days, I miss frets...

    Aug 21, 2001
    Denver, CO, USA
    Give it to your guitarist? Your drummer?
     
  11. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    Buy a Zoom MS-70cdr
    Myself
     
  12. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Put it towards something used(primarily)that's cool or desirable, or better yet, hit all the GC's in your flight path and scour the clearance bins for stuff that's relevant to your needs(don't be buying just 'cause it's cheap/blow out). That way, you profit, they don't. I've lucked out string-wise many times, but then again, I'm not that picky as far as brands go, just gauge. Look for slight 'fixer-upper' stuff with a low price tag that can be flipped or salvaged. I once came across a Mitchell(remember those?) 2x12" 'sandcab' priced at $80(probably because it was not a 'hip' vintage brand, and they just wanted to move it). Had a scoop port at the bottom, but was essentially the top half of an angled 4x12". I had one of those little mirrors on a telescoping handle with me, and with that I looked inside to discover a pair of old Celestion Greenbacks. Nabbed the cab, sold the Greenies for a nice sum, popped some less than stellar Emi's in, sold it on CL for a C note. Granted, that all may be a bit more work than you might want to put in, but with a little effort you can sometimes beat GC at their own game.
     
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  13. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
  14. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    i went for the seymour duncan MM pickup, soon to be installed in my second mikro, and i spent the rest getting my husband a couple sets of guitar strings.

    thanks for all the suggestions - some really good ones, too, but since a MM pickup was on my list, i figured this was a good opp to get it.
     
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  15. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Sell it.
     
  16. Rocker949

    Rocker949

    Apr 20, 2005
    Strap and strings.
     
  17. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Whatever you decide to spend it on, I'd suggest doing it sooner rather than later.
     
  18. Aberdumbie

    Aberdumbie

    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Same thing I did with the fifty buck gift card I got at Christmas.... Give it to a young person that has more patience than me.... I have an Internet-shopping mental block.
     
  19. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    Seriously?? I'd try real hard to swap it for a $100 Sam Ash card. Honestly, I hardly ever go to the GCs here; they're 2/3x as far from my house as Sam Ash; I don't think I can face having to give a Bass Strings 101 class to another pimply-faced mouth-breather at the GC string counter ever again; and I'm a lefty, so there's never anything there for me, anyway. Actually, A Wal Mart gift card would be even better...;)
     

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