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#421 ambient

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:23 AM

Last time I went I had to walk from my car, and open the door myself.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:24 PM

I'm planning to order a bridge from them, but refuse to order it until it has arrived.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:33 PM

I had a go on a left handed Lull. I went for the Clover instead. If I had the extra 1k, I would have walked out with The Lull. It really was nice
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:44 PM

View PostFinnDave, on 12 September 2017 - 12:24 PM, said:

I'm planning to order a bridge from them, but refuse to order it until it has arrived.

'Last time I went I had to walk from my car, and open the door myself.'

Maybe if you both park nearer the door...........? :)

Edited by yorks5stringer, 12 September 2017 - 03:48 PM.

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#425 ambient

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:39 PM

View Postyorks5stringer, on 12 September 2017 - 03:44 PM, said:

'Last time I went I had to walk from my car, and open the door myself.'

Maybe if you both park nearer the door...........? :)

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:59 PM

View PostHappy Jack, on 12 September 2017 - 09:36 AM, said:

Looking at the comments since the latest thread revival a month ago, and stripping out stuff that is neither a criticism of, nor praise for, Bass Direct, I get nowhere near 10% negativity ... it's nearer 50%. Take another look, Rich.

Now where do you want those goalposts?
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:27 PM

Not sure I follow, Steve, or was that a Zen thing?
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:27 PM

I played a friend's lull precision a couple of years ago. After two minutes I handed it back and made him promise to never let me play it again. It was pretty much perfect in every way and I just haven't got the money to buy one.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:44 PM

I meant that you seem to have rather tailored your answer to produce the answer you seemed to have wanted. I would think Rich was just looking at the total posts and I would roughly reckon he's about right overall.

Let me be clear, I have made two perfectly good purchases from BD but it seems quite clear that some people have had issues, and (in fairness) they have described them in order to 'justify' their disappointments. There seems to be some valuable feedback for the proprietor should he choose to take it on board.

If the shop disappoints too many customers it may fail. That is a chance but that is the fault of the shop in not delivering good and consistent service and not the fault of people on a forum reporting their issues.

It won't be an issue for me. My signature suggests I'd be banned from the place! There certainly seems to me (having just read every single post) more favourable responses than bad (overwhelmingly I would say) and that's good but some people's experiences seem to be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, which is a shame when you are a niche shop in an already niche market.

It's kind of like Barefaced in some ways. These are brands which seem to be seen as 'ours' in some way and any criticism is immediately jumped on by an opinions police who cannot accept 'our' brand being criticised, even when perfectly justified.
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Fender Precision 1971 - Sunburst
Fender Precision 1973 - Stripped (but was sunburst)
Fender Precision 1975 - Natural (maple fretless)
Fender Japan PB70US - Sunburst (Kent Armstrong Vintage P pickup)
Fender Japan PB70US - Sunburst (Kent Armstrong Vintage P pickup)
Fender Japan Precision A/E - Natural (fretless)
Fender Mexico Precision - Classic 50's - Sunburst (maple neck)
Fender Japan PB57US - Candy Apple Red (maple neck)

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:45 PM

Drive through bass shop?
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:06 PM

They were all out of beef & tomato pot noodles last time I went the bastards, & I went home with a divorce's worth of gear I secretly really needed :/
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

"It's kind of like Barefaced in some ways"

Which is why Barefaced is looking to widen its market with pa stuff at the moment
(I'd never be surprised to see Alex launch total band kit at sometime).

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