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  1. Duane_the_tub

    Suspicious "shipping damage" = Buyer's remorse?

    Believe me, I would love to - but Reverb sides with the buyer 100% in instances like this. The guy could have come up with any other excuse in the book for a refund and I could have denied it based on my "shop policies." Item not received as advertised, it's an open-and-shut case; they would...
  2. Duane_the_tub

    Suspicious "shipping damage" = Buyer's remorse?

    So I made a few puposefully vague comments via message and he immediately took the bait that I was accusing him of something shady and got very defensive. Strike one. I then called him, and his excuse was that he often flips gear and doesn't want to have to explain "aftermarket parts" to a...
  3. Duane_the_tub

    Duane Allman 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Up for Sale

    I would pay every dollar I could possibly spare for that guitar, as long as it still has its original pickups. :doh:
  4. Duane_the_tub

    I cant stop crying. Wife cheated.

    I am going to be a lone voice here, but don't immediately jump to "it's over." The reality is that you two have built something together that is no doubt far more substantial than some fling, as difficult as that may be to see now. There have been many, many instances of people suffering...
  5. Duane_the_tub

    Suspicious "shipping damage" = Buyer's remorse?

    Well, I filed a claim with FedEx but even the guy on the phone seemed skeptical that the damage to the guitar occurred during shipping if the shipping box and hard case show no signs of damage. I guess we'll see. My luthier made the point that the knob itself would have likely cracked if not...
  6. Duane_the_tub

    Suspicious "shipping damage" = Buyer's remorse?

    I would as well. I asked what he thought of the guitar otherwise and he says he didn't check it out any further once he saw the broken pot. That whole part is what raised my suspicions in the first place. It's a relatively simple fix that wouldn't cost him a penny.
  7. Duane_the_tub

    Suspicious "shipping damage" = Buyer's remorse?

    Sorry, this is going to be a bit of a rant but I need to vent and after wearing out some poor schmuck on the Reverb chat you guys are my best sounding board/counsel/therapist. I sold a high-end Custom Shop Strat online, at a great but nonetheless not inexpensive price. The guitar was delivered...
  8. Duane_the_tub

    Good old R9

    Without any sort of confirmation, the supposed (and way too vague) provenance and possibility of a Brazillian fretboard aren't worth anything. What you have is a 2001 R9 with a nice top and a neck repair. I'd say it's worth somewhere in the neighborhood of three grand.
  9. Duane_the_tub

    Tim Pierce / Confessions of an Amp Addict

    He's the best. Guy could probably play through 100 different amps and make them all sound good.
  10. Duane_the_tub

    Gov't Mule show last night

    Fantastic show by Gov't Mule last night at Jay Peak Resort. Warren was on fire.
  11. Duane_the_tub

    PSA. Beware who you deal with. Bad seller among us.

    My guy also holds onto the guitar for an extra month so he can pretend to do more work on it and charge me an extra hundred bucks. Must be part of the luthier training course.
  12. Duane_the_tub

    The coolest piece of gear Gibson has ever made

    It's one cooler, idnit? (This is on my office AC unit, and I never noticed it until today. Made my whole week.)
  13. Duane_the_tub

    Shipping rosewood FB guitar from US to Canada - what am I looking at?

    @cooljuk , send a PM to @morrisman77 and he can give you some guidance. He's an expert.
  14. Duane_the_tub

    Sandler is a better player than me

    Adam Sandler is also widely reputed to be one of the genuinely nicest guys in the entire entertainment industry. That is admirable.
  15. Duane_the_tub

    obsessive compulsive disorder

    Raise your hand if you came here to talk about an overdrive pedal. :dude:
  16. Duane_the_tub

    I'm here today to ask that everyone stop using words

    I think the phrase "plays like butter" should be banned from this site in the same manner that "poker chip" used to be.
  17. Duane_the_tub

    The Beatles first full concert in the US......was where?

    Very cool, thanks for posting. I'm going to show this to my son Jackson, who is a Beatles fanatic.
  18. Duane_the_tub

    sometimes you get a reality check.

    I believe there is a song about this very phenomenon: I hope your own story also concludes with some Cuervo Gold and fine Colombian.
  19. Duane_the_tub

    NGD: American Special Strat in Sonic Blue

    Thanks! I agree, it's an all-around great combination - and it's all stock. Fender really nailed it with this model. I'll be honest, they weren't cheap pickups - but it's still an amazing deal on an American Strat with these pickups/specs and case.
  20. Duane_the_tub

    Found One Thanks

    Yep. PM'd




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