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#2494924 - 05/20/13 01:48 PM It's Here..But Not
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Now I get to be this guy for 3 weeks and 1 day while my guitar sits in a box, taunting me.

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#2494977 - 05/20/13 04:03 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Fusker]
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Buy an amp, I take it? Used, shipping overground?
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#2494984 - 05/20/13 04:27 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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No no, my new guitar! It's my wife's birthday present for me...arrived from Sweetwater today, but me no touch, see, feel or smell until 6/11.


Edited by Fusker (05/20/13 04:30 PM)
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#2494986 - 05/20/13 04:32 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Fusker]
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Ahhhh- the birthday gift dilemma! I went through that with my last birthday, except in my case, the guitar was ordered just a day or so before my human anniversary,

So I actually didn't get it for a couple of weeks later.
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#2495005 - 05/20/13 05:50 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Aw man. I'd open it. What if something's wrong and you gotta send it back? Then you'll have to wait that much longer for the replacement.

Or what if you're in a wreck or get hurt or laid up for weeks? Just think of all that missed time.

Just sayin'...

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#2495011 - 05/20/13 06:13 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: russclan]
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Good points! BTW, they actually let me not start the 30 days no questions asked return clock until 6/11.

Still, bogus LOL.

Not really, I get that I'm lucky... MY PRECIOUS!
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#2495028 - 05/20/13 07:28 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Fusker]
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She has to leave the house sometime and you must pull off a covert action. Leave no trace of your having breeched the security of the wrapping paper. You must take a peek, and cop a feel and yes, plug it in! You can still feign a surprised look on your face when you open it on 6/11...if something is wrong, you'll have a replacement on the way before your birthday. I guess a couple of weeks won't kill ya, but I've always been able to talk the wife into letting me test run it for QC issues and put her back in the case (the guitar that is) until the day comes...Congrats!


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#2495031 - 05/20/13 07:38 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Larryz]
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Yeah, you have to inspect it or your 30 days return will expire.
Yeah.....that's the ticket. wink

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#2495051 - 05/20/13 09:11 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Strategery]
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Open it, dispose of all wrappings and shipping materials, and hide it. Then, when she notices it's gone, tell her that:

Gollum, the Evil One, crept up and slipped away with her...

Gives it to us...givesss it to ussss......
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#2495069 - 05/20/13 11:17 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: russclan]
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She suspects us!!
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#2495081 - 05/21/13 02:39 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Fusker]
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Originally Posted By: Fusker
She suspects us!!


grin

So, what izzitt, precious?!
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#2495084 - 05/21/13 03:02 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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It is very difficult to put a guitar in your pocketses...
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#2495111 - 05/21/13 06:07 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
It is very difficult to put a guitar in your pocketses...


...and nasty Hobbittses always leavin' 'em on wit wirelesses 'n' LOUD ampses so's they go "Krrr-RRRAAANGABALAAANG!!" when we tries to makes off wit' em... nasty foul Hobbittses... an' they don't tastes very good, either, do they, precious?!

...No, they don't... !
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#2495124 - 05/21/13 07:16 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Fusker]
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Man, you must go through HELL every Christmas.
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#2495136 - 05/21/13 07:59 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: whitefang]
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Oh, man! If my wife gets me some cool piece of gear, she at least hides it! Good luck fighting temptation. At least you know there's a guitar waiting for you.
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#2495153 - 05/21/13 08:54 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Winston Psmith]
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Here are some actual pictures provided by Sweetwater...I'll take my own when I get my paws on it.

















Edited by Fusker (05/21/13 08:59 AM)
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#2495165 - 05/21/13 09:22 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Fusker]
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Beautiful! The roller nut does take a little getting used to for 1st fret feel or when your hand slides down past the nut. It was designed for those who do a lot of whammy bar work. I have one on an American Deluxe and think it allows more flexibility for string bending as well. When changing strings keep an eye on those ball bearings. I can only imagine how good that baby is going to sound and feel. I know you're going to be a happy camper!

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#2495181 - 05/21/13 10:36 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Larryz]
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And the thing about Sweetwater is they show pix of the actual guitar in question...

Dude, you are gonna be happy!
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#2495193 - 05/21/13 11:24 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Yeah, I actually have a bit in common with Beck, I don't use a pick for one...so should be a good fit. We shall see!
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#2495198 - 05/21/13 11:52 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Fusker]
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Good, 'cause the fingers cost extra...
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#2495220 - 05/21/13 01:22 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Fusker]
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Originally Posted By: Fusker
Yeah, I actually have a bit in common with Beck, I don't use a pick for one...so should be a good fit. We shall see!


Hey, neither do I! cool
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#2495258 - 05/21/13 03:25 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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Congrats!
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#2495262 - 05/21/13 03:45 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Bluesape]
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Wow, what a fine Strat!!!! rawk

I have a Strat Plus that I bought new in 1989 with the large roller nut.
I love it.
That is going to be one fine playing guitar.
ENJOY! smile

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#2495304 - 05/21/13 06:48 PM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Fusker]
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Originally Posted By: Fusker
No no, my new guitar! It's my wife's birthday present for me...arrived from Sweetwater today, but me no touch, see, feel or smell until 6/11.


It is 6/11 somewhere in the Universe somehow ain't it? Badda bing badda boom.........
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#2495400 - 05/22/13 07:28 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: desertbluesman]
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some weak-willed people here, lol!

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#2495420 - 05/22/13 08:55 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: hurricane hugo]
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There is no will when it comes to gear begging to be used!
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#2495499 - 05/22/13 11:32 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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Originally Posted By: Caevan O'Shite
Originally Posted By: Fusker
Yeah, I actually have a bit in common with Beck, I don't use a pick for one...so should be a good fit. We shall see!


Hey, neither do I! cool


my picks are bullet proof
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#2495503 - 05/22/13 11:34 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Fusker]
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There is no will when it comes to gear begging to be used!


i understand the pain of something you cannot have until a certain date...yes i am talking about gear...or not

i feel your pain
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#2495505 - 05/22/13 11:36 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Guitarzan]
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Jeez, a Jeff Beck Strat that you can't play, but can almost look at! Have you tried begging? It would be absolutely fine under the conditions! Congrats and an early Happy Birthday.

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#2498875 - 06/04/13 08:55 AM Re: It's Here..But Not [Re: Junior 1]
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One week yo!

Wife did let me sneak a peek a week and a half ago to make sure it was the right one. Look no touch...I was even pleased with seeing the case in person. Ah, that new guitar smell!

Once I get my paws on it, time to re-ponder amplification.
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