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#1
Dunno if this has been done before, so many different ways to say 'piss you off' but oh well.
I hate it when they use really thin strings on nice guitars, because it just gnerally makes them harder to play, seeing as most people who would buy those guitars tend to use thicker strings.
Also, when they never change the strings. Why are they ALWAYS insanely rusty?
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#3
When they approach nonstop and proceed to tell you their name and provide the information that they are here to help you...*cough* Guitar Center *cough* - At least in the one here in Scranton they do.
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#4
When they never put decent amps out on the floor. I swear to God, I'd rather play this Jackson RR5 I just grabbed without an amp than submit it to the horrors of a Spider or an MG.

Also, nobody here in Georgia carries Orange.
#6
I use 11s and tune to standard, I hate playing shop guitars. And the fact that I'm left handed, and have basically the same selection of guitar no matter where I go. Strats, LPs, SGs, and lower end Ibanez's. Nothing I'm interested in.
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#7
The fact that the only amps ever open at Guitar Center are the MGs, Crates, and Line 6's.
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I hate it when you bring in your axe for repairs and they break strings without replacing it. I also hate when they take 3 weeks to repair something that should take an hour because they're lazy and get backlogged. My friend brought in his guitar for a simple truss rod and it took a month for them to get back to it.

I also hate how they overcharge for clearly damaged used guitars (I saw this PRS SE custom for 500 dollars (50 less than new) that had a huge, splintery gash on the front and back, and it was missing knobs and the tuners were rusted), and when they don't take care of their new guitars but still try to sell you as is. Ok, I get it if you had some floor model or low hanging guitar thats been manhandled a lot, but at least offer to FIX and replace missing items and I'll make a purchase.

It seriously feels like they tried to sell chewed food sometimes.
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When they approach nonstop and proceed to tell you their name and provide the information that they are here to help you...*cough* Guitar Center *cough* - At least in the one here in Scranton they do.

hahaha... that happens a lot to me...but then again, thanks to them i've saved like 200 dollars in my last two purchases.
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#10
when they have a guitar sitting there that is amazing looking and then you pick it up and the truss rod is totally screwed up or something like that. or when they try to sell a guitar with like 51543097 scratches and dings in it for full price. and yes this has been done before.
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#11
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I seriously can't play shop guitars, because of strings. I <3 my 12s.



12's!? You're nuts. You must have like, anti-chops.
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I hate it when you bring in your axe for repairs and they break strings without replacing it. I also hate when they take 3 weeks to repair something that should take an hour because they're lazy and get backlogged. My friend brought in his guitar for a simple truss rod and it took a month for them to get back to it.

I also hate how they overcharge for clearly damaged used guitars (I saw this PRS SE custom for 500 dollars (50 less than new) that had a huge, splintery gash on the front and back, and it was missing knobs and the tuners were rusted), and when they don't take care of their new guitars but still try to sell you as is. Ok, I get it if you had some floor model or low hanging guitar thats been manhandled a lot, but at least offer to FIX and replace missing items and I'll make a purchase.

It seriously feels like they tried to sell chewed food sometimes.

u should use that to your advantage. my friend got 250 off a new les paul cause it was a floor model and it was missing a knob. and they replaced the knob. also if there's a couple of sratches point it out and u'll get a better deal.
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#14
Stock decent strings.

May not be an issue for most of you, but the one near me is crap.
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12's!? You're nuts. You must have like, anti-chops.

Why is that? Acoustic players use 12s, and they can be fast. I play faster and more accurately on thick strings.
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Why is that? Acoustic players use 12s, and they can be fast. I play faster and more accurately on thick strings.



I'm not sure, maybe its a cognitive thing. For me, I can have some speedy chops on a heavily guaged acoustic, but an electric with heavy strings on it feels unplayable and unresponsive to me, like I have to work against the guitar to make it do what I want.
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#17
Not really the guitar shops themselves but some of the people you see sometimes playing. For instance some kid who loves all this nu-metal stuff and tries to play as fast as possible just to make a kid trying out his first guitar feel inferior. Honestly I see it everytime I go into a music shop, winds me the f*** up, I just wanna shove the guitar they're playing up their arse!
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I seriously can't play shop guitars, because of strings. I <3 my 12s.

In standard? That's badass dude, I envy you. I can't get above .11's, and my friends think I'm nuts for using that heavy a gauge.
#19
when they don't attach the battery bag of your $250 active pickup to the inside of your guitar properly so you have to end up doing yourself

and when they do work on your guitar, and replace your $20 elixrs with insanely cheap and thin POS strings

edit-

I used .12s for a while, but that was just for slide playing

I use ernie ball Hybrids now (heavy top, light bottoms)
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Why is that? Acoustic players use 12s, and they can be fast. I play faster and more accurately on thick strings.


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#21
I hate guitar shops where the guys who work there know FUCK ALL about guitars/amps/effects.

Like if you've got x amount of cash to spend and you ask them the feature differences between 2 or more products and they just haven't a clue. They don't know if its original floyd rose or licensed, don't know what pickups it's got etc.

Or you ask em how such and such a pedal compares to something else and they're clueless.

I shop in a place called Merchant City Music in Glasgow that put that kind of shop to shame tho. They seriously know their **** on most things. And if they don't know they don't just spout some ****ty made up stuff at you, they just say 'i dunno', honesty is better than bull.
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I'm not sure, maybe its a cognitive thing. For me, I can have some speedy chops on a heavily guaged acoustic, but an electric with heavy strings on it feels unplayable and unresponsive to me, like I have to work against the guitar to make it do what I want.

if you play with heavier gauges long enough you will get used to it. i play my acoustic with 11s all the time. its not nearly as hard as it used to be.
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#23
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Stock decent strings.

May not be an issue for most of you, but the one near me is crap.

Theres a guitar shop in town and both times I have gone in asking for d'addarios they havent had any, just your average set of ernie balls (and yes I only went in twice because there are much better places to get strings than in there)




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u should use that to your advantage. my friend got 250 off a new les paul cause it was a floor model and it was missing a knob. and they replaced the knob. also if there's a couple of sratches point it out and u'll get a better deal.



As if...I pointed out those huge gashes to the guy there. His charming response?

"Oh, that? Thats not a big deal. I can buff it out."

Mind you, these were at least a half an inch deep and 7 inches long, like someone took a hammer and chisel and just went to town.
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Theres a guitar shop in town and both times I have gone in asking for d'addarios they havent had any, just your average set of ernie balls (and yes I only went in twice because there are much better places to get strings than in there)

When I was into my guitar I had to settle for second best, but now with bass I just buy everything off the internet, it's worth the wait.
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#26
Besides the HUGE lack of good amps that you can play. I hate when I get the one guy who comes over "Hey, my name's _____ and i'd like to look over your should and tell you everything you already know about guitars and amps all day :-D"

Theres being a good salesman, and then theres nagging.
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#28
I hate it when the guy that you bought a Brian May Red Special pedal,3 packs of strings, and a strap doesn't give you a discount any of the times you've bought from him.

He can fook himself now,i'm going to get my Strat from another guy there.


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The fact that the only amps ever open at Guitar Center are the MGs, Crates, and Line 6's.


I think they never put tube amps or high quality amps up so people don't break them. I once saw a young teenager break one of the tubes on a Marshall. Unbelievable, if they don't know they are doing they shouldn't mess with it.

But that's still not as bad as the time I saw two young kids walk in and think that the Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom on the wall was a B.C. Rich .
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I hate it when the guy that you bought a Brian May Red Special pedal,3 packs of strings,a strap,and 3 sets of strings doesn't give you a discount any of the times you've bought from him.

He can fook himself now,i'm going to get my Strat from another guy there.

Yeah...i bought like 400 dollars in effects and got nothing out of it, but then i went to the live sound section and got off about 30 dollars from a 200 dollar buy on a mic, stand, and cables. This month i went back along with my cousin and spent 1000 dollars in a pa system and the guy threw in all the cables and speaker stands for free and charged us no tax. Woot! saved us around 200 dollars.

This depends a lot on the image you give the sales ppl. I always go in knowing what i need and want and i'm sure they can see that. Also, when i bought my fender standard tele mim (at a pawn shop though) i got the guy to bring it down to 275 from the 300 dollars it was listed for. It was only a year old and had a little chipped paint in one side. Oh yeah...i go into that shop pretty often too so that's why.
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#31
Well...it's probably a thing that happens only in Poland, but I hate when people in guitar shops can't speak English. Like the last time, I asked if there's a Laney VC15 in stock, and the guy replied 'Uh, don't you mean Lahney?'. Later the guy said 'We have an Epiphone Valveh Yunior too'.

Awful.
#32
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In standard? That's badass dude, I envy you. I can't get above .11's, and my friends think I'm nuts for using that heavy a gauge.

.009=super light
.010=light
.011-medium
.012=heavy

I don't see what the big deal is, I use basic heavy strings.

EDIT: I ****ing hate when they don't plug their amps in, and surround the outlets with full stacks.
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#33
They have nice guitars, pianos, amps, acoustics that I'll never ever own.
#34
They dont give you the cheap connector cables if you buy a new pedal
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#35
the fact that at guitar center the cables are tied down so you can only use certain amps

actually i just hate when they don't have cables out to use!
#36
when they stand over your shoulder watching you play to make sure you don't try running off with it...it makes me really goddamn uncomfortable

and also having to find a member of staff to disable the alarms and hand you down the guitar only to find that you don't really like it and so the process continues

-alarms off
-hand guitar
-shuffle off
-place guitar back
-switch on alarms

repeat as needed. Thats basically all they do....just stop alarming every single guitar for christs sake, I mean you'd notice if I walked out with it!
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In standard? That's badass dude, I envy you. I can't get above .11's, and my friends think I'm nuts for using that heavy a gauge.
One thing to do is to buy a pack of strings for a 7 string guitar and just leave out the high E.

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#39
When their "wide range of bass guitars" is a P-bass, a Jazz Bass, and 3 Peavy's of the same make and model, just different colors. Or when they just leave the guitars sit there, un-tuned and un-kept for months on end.

Seriously, if you can afford to put the million-dollar made-out-of-****ing-gold Stratocaster on display, the least you could is throw a decent Ibanez out there.

Or, when they stock bass guitars but not bass amps. Some days I just feel like hooking a bass up to the guitar amps and cranking the bass.

Ghetto mall music stores FTL.
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