Fender has stepped up their game

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Achyskic, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Achyskic

    Achyskic Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    4,500
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Location:
    Ohio
    I just ordered a new trem cover and Fender has really stepped up their packaging.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,302
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Location:
    in New Orleans' past
    Cool.

    I like the way something new happens every 2 weeks or so, now, for Fender.

    I'm optimistic.
     
  3. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    37,699
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Location:
    London, UK
    Isn't that very wasteful packaging? I hate those plastic blister packs that need a pair of strong scissors to open them. What's wrong with packaging made out of recyclable cardboard?
     
  4. 335eye

    335eye Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,583
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Location:
    Scottsdale
    Yes, and you should switch to acoustic guitar because you must hate those wasteful electricity gobbling tube amps. Oh, was that a holier than thou comment? Sorry, I take it back.
     
  5. Outlawyer

    Outlawyer Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    875
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Location:
    AL
    I love the vintage packaging. Looks straight outta 1954.
     
  6. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    37,699
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Location:
    London, UK
    No it wasn't. I just hate those plastic blister packs in so many ways. They're unnecessary & wasteful.
     
  7. Outlawyer

    Outlawyer Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    875
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Location:
    AL
    Bet there are tons of injuries from trying to get into those dam things. A buddy almost cut his finger off once.
     
  8. curtain_with

    curtain_with Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,791
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Location:
    NC
    I hate those things too, but it looks like this is one of those where the cardboard slides onto the back and is held there with staples.
     
  9. curtain_with

    curtain_with Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,791
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Location:
    NC
    How's this for annoying...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Outlawyer

    Outlawyer Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    875
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Location:
    AL
    ahahaha. Maybe they think people will just keep buying another one and another one to open the last one they bought. Forever.
     
  11. adiabatic

    adiabatic Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,505
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Location:
    Western Canada
    Yes it does and where I live that packaging is 100% recyclable so... good!
     
  12. PT Ray

    PT Ray Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    297
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    South
    Actually they are. Vendors are under pressure from retailers to offer their small high theft items with some type of deterrent. Those blister packs makes those items less attractive for theft by increasing the bulk and making it a challenge to remove the bulky packaging.
     
  13. echoes71

    echoes71 Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    2,958
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2013
    Location:
    USA
    They have, and btw it isnt a blister pack, it is just stapled on and you can just slide the cardboard out.

    And yeah, let's not talk about green, when we are all playing dead trees....
     
  14. curtain_with

    curtain_with Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,791
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Location:
    NC
    This is brilliant.
     
  15. inkedintville

    inkedintville Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,786
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2010
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I use tin snips to open them. Works the best of anything I've ever tried.
     
  16. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

    Messages:
    27,270
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2014
    Location:
    Initech, Inc.
    [
    Poultry shears get the job done too.
     
  17. ezrocks4u

    ezrocks4u Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    2,368
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Location:
    South Carolina-USA
    Pfft, just slice the whole thing open at once with hedge clippers.