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Old 10-01-2009, 01:41 AM
justjim justjim is offline
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Default Re: Rant: maybe I should have taken up the guitar instead !

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Originally Posted by Jeremy Bender View Post
Thirdly, I really don't know if the stores allow customers to change the strings on guitars,
generally - no they don't. There can be exceptions - if say it's a teaching shop and you are an advanced student moving up levels or if you have a relationship (ie you are a reliable repeat customer) and you a pretty far along in the purchasing process (and the instrument is expensive enough)
Though even there it's probably more common in say the classic[al] guitar specialty shop than your avg rock-n-roll electric guitar shop


I do know they're allowed to try them with an amp and effects.


that's more akin to try different modular system components such as a kick pedal or cymbal set or drum brain - as no individual module is being reconfigured (changing the action or strings on a guitar, retubing an amplifier or altering an effect through trimpots or component swaps etc)

[interesting note on guitars - they aren't really in tune or not]

Last edited by justjim; 10-01-2009 at 02:05 AM.
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