Guitar Center Disaster

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by Billie_J, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    Man, I'd jab him...& Follow with a right hook
     
  2. Dave Harmon

    Dave Harmon Strat-Talker

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    Me too!
    The dentist would be needing a dentist more than I would!
     
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  3. Billie_J

    Billie_J Strat-Talker

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    Update: No phone call back from the manager, I'm deciding on weather I should call and see what the update is or just continue to wait
     
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    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Keep yourself front & center in his mind, otherwise he might start thinking you'll go away if he ignores you. I'd say he's had plenty of time to figure this out.
     
  5. Billie_J

    Billie_J Strat-Talker

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    In that case Ill give him a call Tuesday seeing as hes only in Tues-Fri. I was hoping he'd call while I was outta town seeing family but sadly I was mistaken. I know he said he had to talk to someone higher up to see how they wanted the issue handled so he might also be waiting
     
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    dbolt Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Dremel? Geez
     
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  8. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    This.
    You have to keep pushing.
    He's got a lot going on running the store and you are not the only thing he is thinking about.
    "Problems" that go away on their own are the best "problems" to have.
    If it's been more than a few days since you last spoke with him, it's time for a call.
     
  9. Billie_J

    Billie_J Strat-Talker

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    I have a coworker who has an amazing amount of wood shop tools and we actually discussed this if they either give me the cost of the neck back or just replace it. If they give me the cost I’ll buy a new one and we will start a small project on doing this exact same thing. I was thinking something along the lines of interlocking wood pieces to add some uniqueness to the headstock as a replacement for later down the road. I really appreciate you adding this to the thread, and I’ll be putting some things down on paper if it comes to that
     
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    Jesus Christ, do you not know that the people working there don't know what they are doing? How many 100's of stories do you need to hear?
     
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    hogrider16 Strat-Talker

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    That's easy - because they make money at it. They get some "tech" that isn't qualified to change strings, pay min $7.50 an hour and then charge the customer $60 an hour for labor.
     
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    I use a Skil Moto-Tool drill, first use a punch to mark and then drill with masking tape over the hole. Great little tool I use all the time, sorry he hacked your neck--
     
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    rocknrollrich Most Honored Senior Member

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    Read the thread dude.
    I stated that several times.
    Not everyone knows everything like you do. The guy took his guitar to a place called guitar center, and people are busting his stones for it.
     
  14. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    It looks like the hack didn’t have the proper reamer for the peg head or the correct size drill bit?

    I’ve said this a million times NEVER let someone at Guitar Center work on your guitar. I’ve been a vendor for guitar center for years and I never saw one GC employee in all of the time who was barely qualified to restring a guitar let alone work on one.
     
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    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    So has this been resolved yet?
     
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    I have a little hand reamer that I've used to enlarge holes for tuners. Works like a champ. Cost about $15. Real sorry about your experience. A Dremel? Really?!
     
  18. Billie_J

    Billie_J Strat-Talker

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    Not yet I’ve been trying to talk to the manager again and it’s been fairly difficult, I’ve been outta town seeing family and I’ve even called 2-3 times and all those times he wasn’t there
     
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  19. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    Lame bro. Don't give up - be a pest!

    Rooting for you!
     
  20. Billie_J

    Billie_J Strat-Talker

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    That’s the plan gunna keep hounding them till they give me an answer