I just wanted to express my views on my visit today to a shop near me called "sound control".
Well i went in their new shop, and WOW its huge, theres anything you'd ever want to try, full ranges of pretty much every major guitar brand and amp.
I was browsing and picked up a korean wolfgang... omg. Some retard had locked it down in such a completely off tuning, the fine tuners couldnt save it
but they had another one, so i picked that up, seemed fine, but it choked on the E string higher up the neck, i'd expect something like that to be sorted out in a shop..
well anyway i saw a pretty nice fender tele (the fender stand was at the front of the shop) so i asked if i could have a lead for it so i could plug into the 2x12 Flex III at the back of the shop (closest to what i have at home, a flex 2 2x12)
well the guy said you might as well plug into this one instead and directed me to a 1x12 50 watter at the front of the shop as it already had a power cable etc.
well the guitar seemed like it had been tuned too low by the feel of the strings, so i asked for a tuner to tune it to standard so i didnt snap a string tuning to high or something (i dont have perfect pitch but i can tune from a single note).
he said ok, walked off and didnt come back with one, instead walked past me to the counter to take phone calls.
barely 2 minutes later he came over to tell me to turn down because he couldnt hear the phones, so i told him Look, you put me here, I asked to plug in to the amp at the back of the shop. If you want me to buy a guitar from here i have to hear it
to which he said "oh right" and moved me..
but what really P!ssed me off was there was a guy playing a LP standard through a recto louder than i was playing through the flex, but he looked 30 ish so i assume they were thinking - im a kid and i cant afford this tele, but he could afford the LP. There was also a drummer that was louder than the both of us!
yet i was told to turn down. well my dad came into the shop 10 minutes later wearing his suit (just got off work before he gave me the lift, and had been in the carpet shop next door) and i went looking at schecters, the guy then came over and asked me if i wanted to try anything...
Strange!?!?!? i had to ask him before, and its not like im some run of the mill kid, he could hear i could play alright, but never went out of his way to help me
I would just like to say you just lost my custom Sound Control. I'd rather go to the other shops in manchester where i get service whether or not im with my dad..
actually i might email them this, because hats twice in two visits their salesmen have treated me badly.
last time i tried a wolfie and asked for a whammy bar, and the guy brought me back a left handed strat one. Ok so he made a mistake, so i asked him to bring me a right handed one for the wolfie, so he brought me back a right handed one, that didnt fit.. i asked him again, he went off into the back of the shop and didnt come back.