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#81
Quote by lbj273
You really that poor?

This.

Get a ****ing job, all of you.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#82
Quote by bubb_tubbs
This.

Get a ****ing job, all of you.


I'm looking for a job like mad.

...but even if I had loads of money I'd find it hard to turn down easily gotten free stuff!
#83
Quote by Punk_Ninja
I'm looking for a job like mad.

...but even if I had loads of money I'd find it hard to turn down easily gotten free stuff!

hell yeah, nothing is sweeter than a product sent right by the staff of the company that expects your feedback you know it's like professional relationship behind the scenes not going and buying new packs of assorted stuff but getting the prototype kind of stuff
#84
Quote by Punk_Ninja
I'm looking for a job like mad.

...but even if I had loads of money I'd find it hard to turn down easily gotten free stuff!

That depends on how much easier/simpler it is just walking into a store and paying.

One hour of my time is worth about $50, so even a 10 minute email is hardly worth it.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#86
Quote by Vendetta V
i guess ima go ask dunlop for picks and may be try and get neon strings or that colored strings! gotta try it sometimes soon

still waiting for my Gravity Picks

I think the tactics here should be an interest in a not so famous product. so if say fender is selling billions of picks each month they wont care for some arrogant dude asking for samples you know. on the other hand tho they could be like meh we've sold 123bazillion picks this month, why not send him 5 for free...

anyways, give me some young brand names!!

Well, dunlop agreed to send me the picks i asked for and a few more actually which is really good, and gravity picks are sending me 1 as a sample i think. Strings may be a step up but if dunlop can send me a 42 dollar pick along with others then it's not a step up from that by any means >_>

I told a guy i know in australia about this and he emailed eastwood guitars asking for a Warren Ellis signature model, included in the email was how he deserves it because he isn't badass enough to grow a huge beard like Warren. Needless to say, he got denied like a day later
Last edited by Zoot Allures at Sep 1, 2011,
#87
Quote by Vendetta V
actually what's your job??

I do fire alarm and emergency power design and installation.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#88
Even if an hour is worth $50, you have to have 10 minutes of free time spent at home SOME TIME. Like before work, right when you're about to go to sleep, etc. And if that 10 minutes could get you some free stuff....why not? It really shouldn't take 10 minutes to type up the email anyway...
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#89
Because I'd rather not ask on my free time and just fork over while I'm already at the store...
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#90
Understandable.
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#91
You people have far too much free time.

Just buy some ****ing picks.
Quote by Boonnoo666
Another factor that has grown this myth is a bunch of opinionated guys who really don't know what they're talking about, which to be brutally honest is a bunch of you guys on here.
#92
Why not let people get free stuff? You can do thing your way and they can do it their own way. If I had like 30 minutes of free time and I could use 5 minutes of it to get a free pack of picks sent to me, I'd probably do it. I enjoy free things. Not that many things ARE free. If you have the chance, why not? If you would rather go to the store and buy picks...do it! No one is stopping you.
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#93
Quote by bubb_tubbs
I do fire alarm and emergency power design and installation.


I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WORKED FOR BUGERA?!?!?!
I'm an idiot and I accidentally clicked the "Remove all subscriptions" button. If it seems like I'm ignoring you, I'm not, I'm just no longer subscribed to the thread. If you quote me or do the @user thing at me, hopefully it'll notify me through my notifications and I'll get back to you.
#94
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Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#95
To be honest this whole "You have too much free time to ask for a free pick" thing is nonsense.

I guarantee this post I'm making right now will have taken longer.

Plus I have no job, my parents don't have jobs/are in a hell of a lot of debt individually, I have a whole lot of time to write small emails and a hell of a lot of reason to get picks for free as opposed to purchasing them.

Either way it's not like the emails are "Give me free picks. Because I deserve free stuff".
It's more "I want to try your picks, but my local guitar store has very small selection so I haven't had the chance, is there any chance of a sample?" Not a word of a lie there, that was to Planet Waves (who have agreed to send me some contrary to my previous post).
With Dunlop it was a case of "I'm interested in your jazz picks, but don't know where to start with them, is there any information on their differences?" Never actually asked for a pick, but they replied with "We'll send you some."

Either way, free stuff when people can afford to give away free stuff isn't reason to complain like some of you are doing.
It's not a waste of time, it's not like we could be doing anything more productive by taking 2 more minutes than we usually would if we were, for example, checking our emails, or posting on an internet forum.

In fact the time you guys complaining have spent posting complaining about people getting free stuff is significantly more than we've spent emailing pick companies...but you're getting nothing to show for it, surely that means your posting on a forum is a waste of your valuable time?

/rant
#96
^^ poor bugera is always getting the shit now


anyways as i said idk something sent to you like that is far different from just buying some stuff... so i'll still say it's nice

i did write to dunlop, just asking for free samples. i wonder if they're gonna write me back or ask what picks i'd want... also asked DR for neon strings


VEDIT: ^ quite agreed. it's not like you dont have time for anything and just getting some samples isn't worth all that time... i say i like it and i am doing
besides as opposed to a firealarm-etc installment. im a full time musician and trust me those few minutes that i post here or write emails do not really cost me anything, i wouldnt get anything from those anyways... time management i guess. it all comes down to personal basis
Last edited by Vendetta V at Sep 1, 2011,
#97
Quote by Vendetta V
i did write to dunlop, just asking for free samples. i wonder if they're gonna write me back or ask what picks i'd want... also asked DR for neon strings


I'd say they'll definitely send picks, so far noone's been turned away from Dunlop!

I was inquiring about their Jazz picks so they're sending me some of them, Zoot Allures specified too, I thnik if you just asked for a sample of picks you'll probably get a variey of maybe 5 different picks...unless they ask you what you want of course!
#98
yeah it's been a while since i've taken a cheap shot at bugera. BS has been taking all my attention recently. Still, when an obvious opportunity presents itself...
I'm an idiot and I accidentally clicked the "Remove all subscriptions" button. If it seems like I'm ignoring you, I'm not, I'm just no longer subscribed to the thread. If you quote me or do the @user thing at me, hopefully it'll notify me through my notifications and I'll get back to you.
#99
Chris from Gravity Picks is sending me 1 tomorrow and wants me to post about it.

Still no word from Dunlop yet.
#100
Quote by bubb_tubbs
That depends on how much easier/simpler it is just walking into a store and paying.

One hour of my time is worth about $50, so even a 10 minute email is hardly worth it.
How much was that post worth?
#102
Chris said he'll send me some.. i guess im the only one to get few of gravity? (i hope it's not just 1 )

as for the rest.. i'll be waiting for their reply. it's not like i'm really into some of dunlop's picks so few different samples are good

as for DR. im really counting on those guys. i want neon strings!

so far what brands do we have:
Dunlop - friendly
Gravity - super friendly
DR - unknown
Planet wave - ??
Fender, Gibson - not friendly

what else ??
#103
Quote by Vendetta V
as for DR. im really counting on those guys. i want neon strings!

so far what brands do we have:
Dunlop - friendly
Gravity - super friendly
DR - unknown
Planet wave - ??
Fender, Gibson - not friendly

what else ??


Planet Waves, while not being the most outgoing (like Dunlop just throwing picks away!) seemed the most genuinely friendly to me. When I emailed asking for a sample the guy was like "I'll see what I can do" in a relatively genuine manner, then when I got an email back he said "I can get you 5 Surepicks, I hope that's okay, we'll also send a catalogue" and I was thinking "I hope that's okay? Of course it's okay you're giving me £2.50 worth of merchandise for nothing"

Also, I'm quite interested to hear in what way Fender and Gibson were unfriendly?
#104
Quote by Vendetta V
Chris said he'll send me some.. i guess im the only one to get few of gravity? (i hope it's not just 1 )

as for the rest.. i'll be waiting for their reply. it's not like i'm really into some of dunlop's picks so few different samples are good

as for DR. im really counting on those guys. i want neon strings!

so far what brands do we have:
Dunlop - friendly
Gravity - super friendly
DR - unknown
Planet wave - ??
Fender, Gibson - not friendly

what else ??

I dunno if i've missed a post in here or not but i wouldn't call fender / gibson too unfriendly for not sending out free guitars

edit: i'll post back if i get any news from ernie ball or ddarrio though.
Last edited by Zoot Allures at Sep 1, 2011,
#105
Quote by Zoot Allures
I dunno if i've missed a post in here or not but i wouldn't call fender / gibson too unfriendly for not sending out free guitars

edit: i'll post back if i get any news from ernie ball or ddarrio though.


lol i didnt mean unfriendly as if in general. they're just not a freesample-friendly guys



I wonder about Ernie Ball.. i'd love to try slinkys

any other brands that i didnt mention?
#106
Quote by Vendetta V
lol i didnt mean unfriendly as if in general. they're just not a freesample-friendly guys



I wonder about Ernie Ball.. i'd love to try slinkys

any other brands that i didnt mention?


Give Dean Markley a shot, if they give free samples of strings I'll give them a go for some Blue Steels.

Though I can't help but think this is all slowly escalating, first picks, then strings, next it'll be pickups...
#107
id like to ask dean markley about their alchemist strings. i always wanted to try them, but they're so expensive.

maybe if i got a free set and like them, id start buying more

<.< >.> O_o
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#109
Quote by Vendetta V
ok Dean Markley that is.

aaaand... sent!

i asked if i could get some Blue Steel CL


Report back if you get a reply!
I'd love to try those strings...purely because I'm a massive Steve Vai fanboy and that's what he used in his (arguable) "best" era.

...saying this, I have a pack of Roto Yellows that I haven't even put on my guitar yet...
Then again, I know I love them! There's nothing new there!
#110
Quote by Zoot Allures
Well, dunlop agreed to send me the picks i asked for and a few more actually which is really good, and gravity picks are sending me 1 as a sample i think. Strings may be a step up but if dunlop can send me a 42 dollar pick along with others then it's not a step up from that by any means >_>

I told a guy i know in australia about this and he emailed eastwood guitars asking for a Warren Ellis signature model, included in the email was how he deserves it because he isn't badass enough to grow a huge beard like Warren. Needless to say, he got denied like a day later

When the pick arrives take a pic. Can't believe dunlop would give away $42 picks.

Also does anyone know if they'd ship one over to England or if its a US thing?
#111
Quote by RockGuitarist09
When the pick arrives take a pic. Can't believe dunlop would give away $42 picks.

Also does anyone know if they'd ship one over to England or if its a US thing?


They're sending me some. So I assume it's worldwide, they're only picks so it won't cost much/anything to ship.
#113
Do more expensive picks actually make a tone difference?
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#114
Quote by kutless999
Do more expensive picks actually make a tone difference?

Depends on the thickness of the pick and the material. Also how hard you hit the strings.
#115
Then what's so good about a $42 pick?
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#116
Quote by kutless999
Then what's so good about a $42 pick?

That certain pick is made of stainless steel. It will wear a lot less and will sound harsher. Some people prefer it. Phil Collen of Def Leppard uses them.
#117
Quote by Vendetta V
w000t they did send you the 42 dollar pick?? which one is that?

I ain't got it yet but yeah i got an email saying the ones i pointed out would be sent to me , along with a few others actually.

edit3: okay my post was wrong, it's this one!
http://shop.jimdunlop.com/ecommerce/CatalogItemDetail.aspx?IID=973
Last edited by Zoot Allures at Sep 1, 2011,
#119
Ask fender for a free les paul and ask gibson for a free strat

HILT!

Where's Waldo?

#120
^
And I'd rather have free strings than free picks.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food