As far as sweetwater -great company but isnt sweetwater the same thing as kool-aid? So it sits - mint condition it its case, which is heartbreaking because an instrument is meant to be played and I payed through the nose for it 10 years ago. In my dealings with Sweetwater, I've found them to be not only helpful, but they seem to go above and beyond as far as customer service. Nowadays I purchase almost everything including non-music items from Amazon. My rep, Ed Needler, gave much excellent advice on some large purchases for our church, and he has earned all the business we send his way. I haven't had a bad experience with either of them.
I personally am uncomfortable with shopping and trying instruments at a local store and then buying that guitar from a web vendor because the web vendor is cheaper. Either way, you need to know what you are doing. The only time I don't deal with Sweetwater is when they don't carry something I need. Of these I prefer ebay as I don't have to worry about meeting some shady person in some dark alley. With the Musician's Friend warranty, you are effectively betting that you will need a repair in two or three years, because you are either paranoid or do not trust the manufacturer. It is working out well because I sold my other gear and im way ahead of my payment schedule. Most of the time they will call you after the sale to see if you are satisfied also.
But, they're nice people, and really helpful. If he's out for the day or on vacation, you have to battle with them to let you place an order with someone else. Should I even buy it? But other people have had better experiences, I think, but I'm more likely to just continue to buy all my pedals from Amazon. I asked if the unit was in stock, and was told it was. If you pay everything on time it won't hurt your credit at all. They also have decent enough support.
Never a problem with returns, in my experience. It's not the full percent though as I recall. Exceptions can include open box, factory restock, used, scratch and dent etc. What offsets the gamble is a discount you might have received on a product, e. Also been buying pedals and stuff from Amazon. I've spent alot with both. I used to be a Musicians Friend devotee and bought gear throughout the year like crazy.
A community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. Musician's Friend is a registered trademark of Musician's Friend, Inc. But, they're nice people, and really helpful. Music123 and Musiciansfriend are the most difficult to work with and are generally slower, although Music123 personnel were generally helpful and polite. Dave's Guitar Shop and Wildwood Guitars both appear to me to be reputable as well. If that is the case, I am sorry. Bought a lot from them.
Every retailer pretty much advertises everything at the same price. In this case an amplifier. He helped me a lot when I couldn't get my Pro Tools add ons to work. I would love to get a Friedman Butterslax but they dont carry any Friedman signature. But what is it you're buying? I do, would and will buy from all three. Sent you mine, did you get it? Set-ups are usually bad in stores. If you would like to be considered for our whitelist, message the mods! Damn, can I say that? If you are a working musician in a band and the instrument will earn you money you wouldn't have without it then the loan may make more sense.
Your content will be removed!!! He has quite a few instructors working in his shop and the ones I've used have done an excellent job. Got a tracking number this morning. It was plekked anyways, only thing I had to do was change the strings and open up the nut slots slightly, lube, tighten a loose tone control, tape off a stray strand of ground wire that was shorting out one of the pickups. How many of you have tried it? I prefer to see and try an instrument before buying myself. I think this misses the very important point that, generally speaking, good customer service costs more a lot more than crappy customer service. No deficit not to have a show room. Found out he was the Senior Sales Rep at Sweetwater, Mark Bruhn.
I've used them all, and like their service. If you miss even a single payment or if they don't receive it the interest rate on the whole loan jumps to 29% or something. Their 3, 5, 6, 8 and 12 interest free payments are icing on the cake. I wouldn't finance more than I could sell the guitar for. My Sweetwater rep has been super helpful in the past about replacing a couple of defective items. Either way, they are knowledgeable and real people that dont just push high commission items. They sent it in a massive box along with a two catalogues, one of them 600 pages long.
I ordered on line and within a few minutes I got a call from a very knowledgeable rep. I threw in a few odds and ends that were on sale. The things I buy now are taken from my buffer of savings and are much more thought out. I could spend the time to link the same products webpage from each retailer to illustrate my point, but I don't think that it is necessary. Sweetwater returns - I just want to make sure I'm reading the fine print right. I'm not saying it shouldn't be done, but you really need to proceed with caution.