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post Jun 29 2007, 04:00 PM
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I'm not so sure and i know exactly what you mean by 'that look' in a music store. And sometimes they just completely ignore you when you walk up to them to ask you something it can be quite rude. I'm not so sure about buying guitars in shops anymore really i mean just to try out maybe i dunno
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post Jun 29 2007, 04:01 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Jun 29 2007, 09:31 AM) *
It's funny how people always play someone's song when they get into a guitar shop. Why not think of your own 4-5 riffs on fly??


Oddly enough, I actually agree with you on this, at least for myself. I'd rather play something that's more of me than someone else's song. Actually, that kinda messes up my practicing since I really don't have much interest learning songs. I'm learning techniques and hand control and stuff like that but working out songs bores the hell out of me. I know at some point I'm going to have to learn to tie the techniques I'm learning into a musical framework before I'll be able to make my own music so eventually I'm going to have to bite the bullet on it.

On the other hand, I understand why one would play the abovementioned songs though. The best way for someone to decide whether they like the feel/sound of a particular piece of equipment is to play something that you're very familiar with. We all have some 'beginner song' that we started out with and have played a billion times so that's as much of an obvious go-to as anything else.

Being a beginner myself, I haven't really ever plugged anything in yet at the local GC. I don't think I'm familiar enough with my gear to be able to evaluate something else yet, so it doesn't really matter what I'd play. When I do get closer to being an informed decision on a guitar or amp, the last thing I'm caring about is what the guys in the guitar shop think. I suck, I don't care and they can kiss my ass.


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post Jun 29 2007, 05:03 PM
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I think heres a way to identify GMC members who get big biggrin.gif if yer playin a gig make sure your amp has that sign in the corner biggrin.gif


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post Jun 29 2007, 05:40 PM
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QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Jun 29 2007, 01:45 AM) *
Thats my dream job biggrin.gif running a guitar shop and just selling guitars amps cd's and clothing, wish me luck boys and when yer all buyin guitars 10 years from now rememeber me smile.gif and ill let GMCers play anything they want smile.gif just not other people:D


I'll take you up on that... biggrin.gif

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I think heres a way to identify GMC members who get big biggrin.gif if yer playin a gig make sure your amp has that sign in the corner biggrin.gif


Heh, That would be cool.... if in 10 years or so. Some of the GMCer's make it big.
We'd have GMC alumni!!
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post Jun 29 2007, 08:08 PM
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QUOTE (Slammer @ Jun 29 2007, 10:40 AM) *
I'll take you up on that... biggrin.gif
Heh, That would be cool.... if in 10 years or so. Some of the GMCer's make it big.
We'd have GMC alumni!!



yea that would be great! GMC Notable Alumni: biggrin.gif


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post Jun 29 2007, 08:39 PM
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I've got the exact same situation with music stores in my town. Theres this awesome place where whether your a beginner or expert they give you good service, theres another OK one, and then the one with crappy service, unless they think your a pro.


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post Jun 29 2007, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Jun 29 2007, 12:09 PM) *
Where I live there is 3 music stores. One I've never been to, one is modern, one is a bit oldfashioned.

When I bought my kids first guitar we visited the oldfashioned and the modern.
In the modern store there is signs that says "Don't touch! Contact staff before playing". In this store kids look very impressed, with big eyes, on all the flashy stuff. The staff gives attention to the "musician looking" adults. Beginners get "the look" and something like "I'll be with you in a minute! I'll just finish these seven calls to order more flashy stuff you never will buy from me!"
My kid looked uncomfortable and strummed a few chords, then we left.

In the old style shop he picked up a guitar, a guy came up and said "Yes, that's right. Try it. Do you like that one" and my kid answered "I'm not sure. It looks nice. I cant think of anything to play". The guy says "Hehe, play anything you like. Hell, play Smoke on the Water. I'm sure you know that one". And my kid relaxes and rips of a perfect "Sweet Child"-intro.
The other day I was trying Fenders there and three kids where running around, playing, in the store. I asked the owner if he wasn't afraid they would damage anything. He just said "No, they are here now and then. Sometimes they try some guitars. The'll be back and by something when they are older".

Which store do you think got the money for our next three guitars?


I have the exact same thing here. At the incredibly flashy store they have those stupid signs that tell you to to stay as far away as possible of the guitars.
They also have an incredibly arrogant staff.
And then there's the smaller older store with friendly employers that are happy to lend a helping hand.
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post Jun 29 2007, 11:48 PM
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Haha, man I cant believe how they can possibly want to sell anything if they act like that. I've been in 1 really big guitar store once, seemed pretty good actually. People were trying guitars if they wanted to.

Where I live we only got two small ones, both are REALLY nice people. Including their wifes that also work there sometimes.


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post Jun 30 2007, 05:14 AM
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What i hate about london is that there is 1 big music store "John Bellones which is absolutly great.. best selection in town and great service because everyone there really wants to be there. but all the other music stores are Bellaire musics which are not even guitar stores.. just music stores that carry guitars, most of the staff have no clue sad.gif and the last store.. Walters which is really arrogant, they sell alot of accustics and pianos and expensive stuff and they have a practice room for electric guitars but no service at all !:( 1 good, 1 bad, 4 bellaires biggrin.gif

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post Jul 1 2007, 10:33 PM
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that sign is from one of the biggest music stores in UK or something. i remember reading it on the BBC a long time ago.

anyway, i agree with billie. people should be able to play whatever they want, with whatever they want. if they don't, it just disattracts customers. i liked your story as well. the local music store here is like "the modern" type. i don't like it at all. not being able to play anything + prices being 25-50% more then street = bad plan.

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post Jul 2 2007, 07:40 PM
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I find those songs annoying anyways.... Can i play blink-182 songs? tongue.gif


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post Jul 2 2007, 08:55 PM
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I agree 100% with blindwillie. "Smoke On The Water" is a lot better than the bullshit I put up with at my work haha


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post Jul 3 2007, 01:00 AM
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But i love Stairway.... sad.gif


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