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Stellavista 29-12-2018 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Lombardo 888 (Post 14562993)
Thanks guys, very helpful. Off to GuitarGuitar in Epsom. They have a lot of Gretsch there.

Check them out in there and then see if Gear4Music do a better deal. If they do, there's a chance GuitarGuitar will match it, and it will be one you've played and are happy with.

Danny_Cheviot 26-01-2019 07:53 PM

Love watching the Anderrton’s videos at NAMM.

Gretsch deep red for me. :p

Stellavista 27-01-2019 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Danny_Cheviot (Post 14614324)
Love watching the Anderrton’s videos at NAMM.

Gretsch deep red for me. :p

Same for the nipper, I reckon.

Pidster 28-01-2019 12:20 PM

Think carefully about buying from Andertons.

I bought an amp from them and wanted it delivered to an address which is not my home. I paid extra for a Saturday morning delivery.

The evening before the scheduled delivery, I travelled down from London to the Sussex address where it was to be delivered I opted for the morning as I wanted to get back to London that day.

On the day of the delivery they give you an hours warning as to when it’s due to turn up. Therefore I didn’t fret until 11:00hrs. I phoned up Andertons and asked where my purchase was , and they said they would call me back. Credit where credit is due, they did, and then they informed me that the amp had been delivered to Durham ( for those not familiar with the geography of England …Sussex is in the South and Durham is way up North).

They had a similar product in their warehouse, but wouldn’t cab it over to me , therefore I would have to wait to some time the next day ( although I did manage to pin them down to the morning).

I wasn’t very happy. I had spent a night away from home, and then had to spend another night and lose another half day away. Weekend screwed. They said it was the delivery company’s fault., but they chose to use DPD. My contract was with them not the delivery company.

I have been offered £25 loyalty credit , but having spent thousands with them , I don’t think they take my loyalty seriously, therefore I do not think I will ever use them again ( unless they are sole distributors for something I really really want ).

As to their videos , I use to quite enjoy them but I stopped watching them as I didn’t like the jamming/product review balance.

I now have an disatisfied customer “vibe”.

Stellavista 29-01-2019 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 14617310)
Think carefully about buying from Andertons.

I bought an amp from them and wanted it delivered to an address which is not my home. I paid extra for a Saturday morning delivery.

The evening before the scheduled delivery, I travelled down from London to the Sussex address where it was to be delivered I opted for the morning as I wanted to get back to London that day.

On the day of the delivery they give you an hours warning as to when it’s due to turn up. Therefore I didn’t fret until 11:00hrs. I phoned up Andertons and asked where my purchase was , and they said they would call me back. Credit where credit is due, they did, and then they informed me that the amp had been delivered to Durham ( for those not familiar with the geography of England …Sussex is in the South and Durham is way up North).

They had a similar product in their warehouse, but wouldn’t cab it over to me , therefore I would have to wait to some time the next day ( although I did manage to pin them down to the morning).

I wasn’t very happy. I had spent a night away from home, and then had to spend another night and lose another half day away. Weekend screwed. They said it was the delivery company’s fault., but they chose to use DPD. My contract was with them not the delivery company.

I have been offered £25 loyalty credit , but having spent thousands with them , I don’t think they take my loyalty seriously, therefore I do not think I will ever use them again ( unless they are sole distributors for something I really really want ).

As to their videos , I use to quite enjoy them but I stopped watching them as I didn’t like the jamming/product review balance.

I now have an disatisfied customer “vibe”.

Sorry to hear that. Wankers. I don't think I've bought anything from them in the past, but I will heed your warning. Gear4Music have been pretty reliable when I've used them. Not for instruments, though. I really don't trust mail order for that.

Marky_K 30-01-2019 09:30 AM

I can vouch for GAK in Brighton. Have bought musical hardware from them in the past.

Would also suggest Hogan Music in Newbury - my local: https://www.hoganmusic.co.uk

Good pricing and the sale at the moment is pretty good.

Pidster 15-08-2019 08:35 AM

Another thing I have noticed about Andertons.... they look like they are priced the same as their competitors, but the deal won't be the same. Their price may not include a gig bag, which presumably they flog separately.
A few years ago, I bought a Gibson 335 off them. It said case included... it didn't say it wasn't a Gibson case. This may have some effect on the price when it is sold on ( after I have carked it ).

Old Weasel face and the Hair Transplant kid may amuse you with their formulaic videos, but check the small print on your purchases.

Danny_Cheviot 05-12-2019 11:09 PM

Does anyone know of a NEW Acoustic guitar with a string height (at the 12th fret) of no more than 4mm?

Budget is £150. approx.

Thanks.

Tim of the 80's 06-12-2019 12:23 PM

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzMxWDg5OA...UQs4k/$_86.JPG

I've recently acquired one of these from Andertons - 35watt valve combo of which there were a few gathering dust in a warehouse somewhere for the last 8-9 years. They were supposed to retail for £700-800 originally, I managed to get it for less than £300. Time will tell if it's reliable or not, but it sounds great and is stupidly loud.

hughff 06-12-2019 07:23 PM

Nice, Tim.

hughff 06-12-2019 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Danny_Cheviot (Post 15005067)
Does anyone know of a NEW Acoustic guitar with a string height (at the 12th fret) of no more than 4mm?

Budget is £150. approx.

Thanks.

Go to your local retailer with a credit card and a school ruler!

Stellavista 06-12-2019 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Tim of the 80's (Post 15005449)
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzMxWDg5OA...UQs4k/$_86.JPG

I've recently acquired one of these from Andertons - 35watt valve combo of which there were a few gathering dust in a warehouse somewhere for the last 8-9 years. They were supposed to retail for £700-800 originally, I managed to get it for less than £300. Time will tell if it's reliable or not, but it sounds great and is stupidly loud.

Like the look of that, Tim.

KingCoppell 07-12-2019 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Tim of the 80's (Post 15005449)
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzMxWDg5OA...UQs4k/$_86.JPG

I've recently acquired one of these from Andertons - 35watt valve combo of which there were a few gathering dust in a warehouse somewhere for the last 8-9 years. They were supposed to retail for £700-800 originally, I managed to get it for less than £300. Time will tell if it's reliable or not, but it sounds great and is stupidly loud.

hope your neighbors enjoy your playing:lux:

Tony 31-12-2019 04:18 PM

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I know the BBS isn't a place for selling so feel free to get a mod to delete (or I'll take this down with apologies) but I have a couple of vintage pedals I'm about to put on Reverb.com and I thought I'd offer them to this group before I do so as they are fairly rare.

I bought both these Japan-made Boss pedals brand new in the early 80s (they're now as antique as I am). They have been used very sparingly and are in good condition. The famous HM-2 is a pretty rare beast (with the emphasis on the word 'beast'). Best known for the death metal sound of Entombed, they've also been used by My Bloody Valentine and, funnily enough, Dave Gilmour is a fan (although it seems about as un-Floyd as you're going to get).

For chorus lovers, the CE-2 is highly sought after as it's pretty much 'the 1980s in a small box' (unfortunately the Eighties to me means Thatcher, Haircut 100 and Tommy Langley, so my sympathies are somewhat lacking).

Although they're both highly rated, neither are really for me (I just happened to be around at a time when they were available), so I'm finally getting round to re-homing them, which I should've done years ago.

Drop me a PM if interested.

Smoz 04-04-2020 08:35 PM

Not sure whether it's due to lockdown madness or a midlife crisis but have just clicked buy on a Nashville Deluxe Telecaster, despite not having picked up a guitar since the eighties, figured that I have plenty of time to practice for the foreseeable future. Also got a Vox AC30 headphone amplifier on the way to keep the neighbours happy. I know that I should have gone into a shop and played around with a few different guitars until I found what suited me, but that's not going to happen.

Can anyone recommend online resources for learning again from scratch?

chatham_eagle 04-04-2020 08:52 PM

Fender are doing 3 months free online course at the moment.

hughff 04-04-2020 09:15 PM

I've got one of those Vox headphone amps. My wife thinks is my best piece of equipment.

Smoz 04-04-2020 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by chatham_eagle (Post 15167667)
Fender are doing 3 months free online course at the moment.

I noticed that when I was researching which one to get, will certainly sign up.

chatham_eagle 04-04-2020 09:39 PM

Meant to say nice guitar, what colour did you get?

hughff 04-04-2020 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by chatham_eagle (Post 15167667)
Fender are doing 3 months free online course at the moment.

Good find.


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