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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
I dig the look but yeah, I'm not impressed at all with Mexican Fenders, least not for the money they charge. Squier Classic Vibes are a much better guitar especially considering price.

When you get into the guts I'd be interested to see the routing, wiring and shielding they've done. Probably ceramic pickups too.
Hate to disappoint you. They're Alnico.




p.s. OP, it's unfortunate that this happened. This never should have made it out the door like that, and other MIM Fenders I've seen don't go out like that. The QC person was probably drunk that day. But if it's working otherwise, this would be a good way to get a free setup and maybe a brand new switch out of the deal. If you can swing it, try to see if they'll upgrade you to some Switchcraft jack and switch.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem originates from bad QC at the factory, but I'd expect the store to pick up on things like that and either fix them or send it back. I would've thought that a *good* place who actually care about what they have on sale would give every guitar that comes through their door a quick look before hanging it up for customers to see. Maybe not sit around and play with it long enough to notice issues with the electrics, but glaring faults like badly-fitting screws and the intonation being not done are pretty bad customer service.

It's good that they're putting these things right at no extra cost - it's a sweet guitar btw, from the photos at least - but tbh it's sort-of their job to do that sort of thing in the first place, right?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Concretebadger wrote:
I would've thought that a *good* place who actually care about what they have on sale would give every guitar that comes through their door a quick look before hanging it up for customers to see.


Those stools aren't going to police themselves buddy!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THAT tele is hot as fuck



as far as the duo sonic goes, the neck on the thing is the one thing i DONT like. everything else on the ones i have played "army green mustang too" have been fine in shops. its just the neck doesn't have 30 pounds of gloss on it like i need it too
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Concretebadger wrote:
The problem originates from bad QC at the factory, but I'd expect the store to pick up on things like that and either fix them or send it back. I would've thought that a *good* place who actually care about what they have on sale would give every guitar that comes through their door a quick look before hanging it up for customers to see. Maybe not sit around and play with it long enough to notice issues with the electrics, but glaring faults like badly-fitting screws and the intonation being not done are pretty bad customer service.

It's good that they're putting these things right at no extra cost - it's a sweet guitar btw, from the photos at least - but tbh it's sort-of their job to do that sort of thing in the first place, right?
I think drop shipping is pretty standard for most stores when guitars aren't in stock retail. Sweetwater's practice of checking every guitar that comes through is the exception, not the norm.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
THAT tele is hot as fuck



as far as the duo sonic goes, the neck on the thing is the one thing i DONT like. everything else on the ones i have played "army green mustang too" have been fine in shops. its just the neck doesn't have 30 pounds of gloss on it like i need it too


thx its my favorite guitar for rocking out i fixed all the shit that i dislike about teles on that one
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

honeyiscool wrote:
George wrote:
I dig the look but yeah, I'm not impressed at all with Mexican Fenders, least not for the money they charge. Squier Classic Vibes are a much better guitar especially considering price.

When you get into the guts I'd be interested to see the routing, wiring and shielding they've done. Probably ceramic pickups too.
Hate to disappoint you. They're Alnico.




p.s. OP, it's unfortunate that this happened. This never should have made it out the door like that, and other MIM Fenders I've seen don't go out like that. The QC person was probably drunk that day. But if it's working otherwise, this would be a good way to get a free setup and maybe a brand new switch out of the deal. If you can swing it, try to see if they'll upgrade you to some Switchcraft jack and switch.


yep! I got a free setup and a new saddle from GC and they fixed the wiring for the switch i guess it was a dodgy soldering job

the pups are indeed fantastic and this will probably become my main guitar for single coil business
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brainfur wrote:
I got a free setup and a new saddle from GC
A new saddle? Didn't see anything about a saddle problem with the guitar so I'm going to assume it's for your horse. Are they a bunch of cowboys?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
brainfur wrote:
I got a free setup and a new saddle from GC
A new saddle? Didn't see anything about a saddle problem with the guitar so I'm going to assume it's for your horse. Are they a bunch of cowboys?


oh i didn't even mention that-- the low E saddle had a screw that was twice as long as it should be and would gouge my hand while playing lol

when the tech tried to remove it, it broke off, so he just replaced the saddle with a strat one

there were SO many little things wrong with that guitar but it perfect now thanks to my local GC setup tech
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, whoever QC'd that day sucked baws.


glad you got it sorted.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dots wrote:
wow, whoever QC'd that day sucked baws.


glad you got it sorted.


yeah if it was one thing i would not have posted about it but it was like 5 small things that all could have been fixed really easily
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