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Old 01-10-2013, 12:26 AM   #21
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GC has some really nice pricing for some gear, specially amps. I usually check with acquaintances at the local GC so I can get pretty good deals from other stores. So far, no bad experiences.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:01 AM   #22
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GC has some really nice pricing for some gear, specially amps.

Really? All I usually see is 1970s 10 watt solid state amps for $200 because they're "vintage" . Occasionally there is something like a silverface Champ, but they want $500, which is double the ebay prices...
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:16 AM   #23
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ordered a 1570 ibby for $503 to the door. rated five star, and should be here friday or monday. i was very thorough, and the guy was very patient. i will let you know when it gets here.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:26 AM   #24
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Really? All I usually see is 1970s 10 watt solid state amps for $200 because they're "vintage" . Occasionally there is something like a silverface Champ, but they want $500, which is double the ebay prices...

Bought a Diezel Herbert, Fryette CLX and UL, etc. for cheaper than RT, TGP, HC, MLP, TLP pricing.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:58 PM   #25
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I bought a used carvin guitar online and had it shipped to my door. It had a little fret buzz on it, so I took it to my local guitar center. I explained I bought it online (and they looked up the serial number to verify I did) and then wanted to charge me for a set up. They said they do not give free set ups on guitars bought online through them

It was only some minor tweaking that needed to be done, so it wasn't a big deal.

I'd still buy through their online site though.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:50 PM   #26
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I had to return a peavey vypyr tube 60 and had no issues at all returning. no questions asked really.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:55 PM   #27
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Bought a DBZ Venom from there last month, came with a broken solder joint on the bridge pickup which made it hum like crazy, but one dab of solder later and it was fixed and played great! The guy told me the condition it was in and it was accurate, and told me I had 30 days to return it to my nearest GC if I wanted to, so I went for it and now Im pretty happy with the guitar, especially at the cost I got it for.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:25 PM   #28
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Bought a DBZ Venom from there last month, came with a broken solder joint on the bridge pickup which made it hum like crazy, but one dab of solder later and it was fixed and played great! The guy told me the condition it was in and it was accurate, and told me I had 30 days to return it to my nearest GC if I wanted to, so I went for it and now Im pretty happy with the guitar, especially at the cost I got it for.



off of curiosity, what 'star' ranking was it?
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:21 PM   #29
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Hate to sound like a noob but where do they show the stars on the GC web site?

Here's one of their listings...where do I find the stars?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Stor...584-i2794561.gc
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:08 PM   #30
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here they do.
http://used.guitarcenter.com/usedGear/index.cfm

Not all have a star rating.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:19 PM   #31
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off of curiosity, what 'star' ranking was it?

I dont think it had any stars on it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:37 PM   #32
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Never had any problems. I wouldn't get too carried away with the star ratings, it clearly varies by store(and probably employee) in that regard.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #33
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Never had any problems. I wouldn't get too carried away with the star ratings, it clearly varies by store(and probably employee) in that regard.

True, but it gives you an idea. I still ask a million questions though.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:48 AM   #34
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True, but it gives you an idea. I still ask a million questions though.


didn't come in today. guess i will have to wait until monday.

i also asked a million questions. hopefully everything will be good.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:27 PM   #35
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I bought a guitar and amp off of there. The amp was perfect. But they sent me the wrong guitar. The picture showed a guitar with a les paul style body but they sent me a different model with a strat style body. It was my first time buying a guitar so I didn't know much. My point is the picture on the gc website didn't match the name and model. So I wasnt sent the guitar that I saw in the pic.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #36
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My advice would be to call the store that has the guitar and have an employee run and grab the thing. Just ask basic things. The guitar would have been tested and confirmed in full working order when it was sold to the store, but things like finish and fret condition won't be remarked upon.

Or, if you want, PM me with the guitar information and the store that has it, and I can call them for you.

If it helps, I've been here years and just learned that there's a star system with used gear. So that can give you an idea of how finicky it is.
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