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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by newplayeroldguy, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind

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    The closest one to me up until now is about 70 miles away- not real convenient to browse. New one is 15 minutes away- they are having a formal grand opening tomorrow night with a local band and some special deals. Not a good month for me to be buying, but I'm still going to go in to look around.
     
  2. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sounds good man. What could be hurt by looking? ;)
     
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    ocean Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Why can't Canada get GC ??or MF.??. I am jealous.. happy hunting
     
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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    Happy NGCD!!!

    Closest one to me is about 45 min away unless I go to the Times Square one at work. The. It's a 10 min walk. Can't complain about the selection. I've yet to make a big purchase.
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    It could strain your GAS muscles.
     
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    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They are still opening new Guitar Centers?! I thought this chain was in dire straits or something?
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Volume!
     
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  8. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Strat-O-Master

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    They do offer some incredible deals during their grand openings. When the first one opened here in Charlotte, around 2002, I got the Gretsch 6120, which was marked at $2800, for $1700 out the door.
     
  9. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hence the winky. ;)
    That was my thought... Maybe they haven't burned completely through the borrowed money yet?
     
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    wildhawk Most Honored Senior Member

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    MF ships to Canada.

    GC, you're not missing much.
     
  11. nicholas

    nicholas Strat-Talker

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    Say what you want about GC, walls of guitars is a good time. I'm jealous. Closest one is an hour away.
     
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    Strums Strat-O-Master

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    I really appreciate having a GC in town. Considering everything they bring to the game, we are lucky to have one. I also like that their inventory changes frequently.

    I also support our local shops for the experience they bring. Most of them are staffed with people who put (or have put) bread on the table by playing guitar. A wealth of information. They have seasoned luthiers as well.

    They are great together!
     
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  13. LongLiveRock54

    LongLiveRock54 Senior Stratmaster

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    THIS!

    ..and THIS!
     
  14. nuculer terrist

    nuculer terrist Senior Stratmaster

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    Be the first guy in that store to crank up a half stack and play the same song intro 25 times....I bet they give you a door prize.
     
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    Jack FFR1846 Senior Stratmaster

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    Do the Wayne's World "may I help you" riff.....



    Just googled....you must be somewhere in West Side. I grew up in Westfield and used to go into Daddy's on Riverdale when out there for work. I'm lucky...in my travels, I've stopped into at least a dozen GCs.
     
  16. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind

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    It was pretty much as expected- big crowd, some ok deals but not on anything I was looking for. Pretty good local band in the parking lot. As soon as they opened there were four guitar heros in the guitar corner playing four different things badly at as much volume as they could muster. The Gibson bus was there, but you couldn't do anything because it was so crowded.

    I'll go back in a couple of weeks to check it out without the crowd.
     
  17. DannyHescock

    DannyHescock Strat-Talk Member

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    I almost canceled band practice last night to head down there too - but thought twice as it seemed like it was going to be a sh*t show with so many people there (remembering the footprint of Daddy's wasn't that big to begin with) - BUT - I cant wait to check it out too...Manchester/Nashua/Albany/Boston was getting pretty old!!!
     
  18. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind

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    It was a nice night to be outside, but it was most definitely a sh*tshow.
     
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