Regarding Made in Mexico or Made in Indonesia Strats or FMIC Products in general.........

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  1. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    legs have been broken as well.
     
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    The-Kid Dr. Stratster

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    You got me partner, I genuinely didn't know I didn't own this thread........You Got me.....

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    This shot to the ego is more than I can bear. Ima miss you guys....


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    Im about to keel over and ......uggghhhhh

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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I did?

    OK.

    I don't understand how anything I wrote is even remotely political.
     
  4. The-Kid

    The-Kid Dr. Stratster

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    Very helpful comments and advice but you can keep it, its okay, I think I will do fine without it.


    I'm good but thanks anyways :)
     
  5. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I purchased a MIA Strat Ultra in February. I had several on the rack to choose from. All of them looked flawless. I played and examined as many as I wanted. I had as much time as I wanted to choose or not to choose.

    The one I have is as flawless and plays as nice as any guitar I have seen, ever. And that is not just because I purchased it. I wanted a Strat but I had already been looking for over a year. Waiting longer and looking further would have been ok.

    I have nothing against foreign built guitars. I always buy excellent examples on the rare occasion that I purchase a nice instrument.
     
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  6. ZlurkCorzDog

    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7

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    No, I didn't say you did. You misunderstood my post there. I was agreeing that you didn't & it's possible to do so without that turn. I was just making the point that there are certain threads where some individuals can't resist the temptation to go there, that is all. We cool? Cool.
     
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    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Some types like to leave the door open so they can jump out real quick before the bus goes over.
     
  8. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    OK. I guess we had a miscommunication. Perhaps you had a typo, because I was responding to what you wrote here.

    Were cool.
     
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    It was in the wee hours when I wrote that & I see where it could be interpreted as the opposite of what I meant. Glad we fixed it.
    Have a great rest of the weekend.
     
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    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Nobody forgets that.

    US corporations have outsourced huge swaths of the manufacturing sector in order to exploit cheaper labor and lax environmental standards in other parts of the world. That's the point. These are products that used to be made domestically, but now many of them aren't . . . and my own complaint about that is (1) the aforementioned labor and environmental ramifications, and (2) the savings from outsourcing aren't adequately passed on the the consumers.

    Also, nobody is outsourcing labor to the US (except Toyota, arguably). You're completely sidestepping the exact macroeconomic premise of the whole discussion. It's not reducible to a pseudo-clever of observation that "well, a MIM isn't foreign in Mexico".
     
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    may i get just a tad more DRAMA please?
     
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    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes! I'm not surprised at all to find in you a fellow fan of Regular Show.
     
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    That's what I was thinking.
     
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    i think its time for a shot of whisky with a pickle juice chaser.
     
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    I have found nothing but economics in this thread. People are discussing the decisions made by suppliers and demanders.

    The closest it's come to getting political is the few whove come in here to warn of things getting political.

    There's an economy of guitars. And it's a global economy. If talking about this happens to tease a few snakes out of their holes, I'm one to still blame the snakes.
     
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    I am here to talk about just guitars and their quality in regards to domestics and imports and that's it.


    While I get your point, please lets just keep it within these guard rails and avoid environmental issues, outsourcing etc etc and well topics that are political such as those mentioned and in your post.


    Nothing against you man but I am here to talk about guitars and that's it and not this other stuff.
     
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    ...or to grab unsuspecting bystanders and yank them inside the bus with them as they hurtle towards oblivion.
     
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    Can't talk about "value of a guitar" without it. "Use value," "exchange value," econometrics, all that stuff.
     
  20. The-Kid

    The-Kid Dr. Stratster

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    Look whatever it is, just no politics. Just guitars.

    This is a guitar forum :)