Another VISIT to the GC

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  1. eS.G.

    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    First trip to my new local Guitar Center......new because I moved......

    It is a decent store.....inventory was low. (Labor Day Sales and all) The used prices where ridiculously high ---good I am broke and really didn't NEED anything--

    I made several interesting (all be the predictable) observations
    --to me, playing them back to back a Fender (made in China ) 700.00 Telecaster felt and played (and sounded) unplugged identical to the 174.00 Squire (also made in China) ----

    OLP (174.00) Bass played and felt identical (and sounded plugged in) the same as a Made In California Erni Ball Music Man Bass.

    I was seriously underwhelmed by a Gibson Futura Les Paul.......felt and played like the 164.00 HARLEY Benton Gold Top I sold off.

    A black version of my BC Rich Mockingbird for double what I paid ----really---come on guys--

    HOWEVER the STANDOUT winner........the Line 6 JTV 69s And I had to STOP after 30 minutes of messing with tones and switching tunings......wow...... ( again thank goodness I am broke) because it played and felt AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    No 2016 gibsons?
     
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    NOt a one.....perhaps they will put them on the shelves after the Labor Day blow out.
     
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    I was driving by the GC/Sam Ash ghetto on Sunset and had an urge to check out the 2016s. It passed, though, and I took the bike for a wash.
     
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    My local GC had two or three 2016s in. But luckily for me they did NOT have the '70s tribute SG T w/minibuckers. I mean I can resist some temptation but that might be too much. Couldn't play anyway (stupid finger)
     
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    Told you those JTV's were the shite...you should pick up a JTV-59 if you want to go crazy....my poor SG's have been cased for some time...and my Strats, well you're going to see some stuff for sale here real soon!
     

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