Posted on Jul 16, 2006 09:54 am
Member Since: Jul 04, 2002
I just need to say this out loud, but im thinkin that all of you have gone to music stores and dealt with something like this.
So i go into a store, with paycheck fully cashed in a part of town i know most musicans dont go anyway, so im thinkin ok, they should be quite refreshed im not just in to buy a pick or some strings. I go in with the intention to try out the new tonecore pedals from line 6. So i shop up and all the clerks r jamming together... fine fine id do so to surrounded by instruments, but they dotn even ACKNOWLEDGE my presence. I have to wait out like two songs before i finally go right up to the guy and say, hey! can u hook this up? even though i was in plain view the whole time. And worse yet of that part is the "band" looks pretty cheesed they have to stop playing. wow guys, id hate to stop playin music to to u know... MAKE MONEY. so yeah, they all stop except for teh guy playin guitar, and the other clerk opens up the case with teh pedals, and i pick out the tremolo. He hooks it up with the guitar guy still playing, he just wont stop (there all wearing the shop shirt, so they work there). They get the thing hooked up half ***, and then boom! they stare at me like. ok happy now? and im like.. uhh can i play it??? and then the answer that killed the sale "its just a normal tremelo pedal man, waddaya want?"
im gonna pause for effect now, coz CMON GUYS! how stupid is that?
so he hands me the guitar as if im stealing his lollipop and then they all just go sit in a corner and talk... no sales pitch or anything. and as im fidgeting around wiht it, i can clearly hear them TALKING ABOUT ME! with things like.. "wats he doin now?" they were really tryin my patience and i already knew i wasnt gonna buy it, but i just wnated to test the sound. I wouldve gottne up and just hurled that six string but my gf was keepin me in check. so, the tonecore had a weird tap system which didn't allow me to shut it off, so i call the guy over and ask "how do i shut it off live?" he looks at me, so i know he heard me, and then he PULLS THE PLUG out. once again my gf has to soothe me with her words. so i plug in the echo park and i start fiddlin. and ok, everyone knows that with a delay pedal, ur gonna play with teh infinite repeat right? start messin with the time knob and get taht squeal goin. but the second i start tryin that. i start to here those monkeys squeal with it! they just kept taunting me until finally i had enough, brushed my gf aside and just plopped their nameless guitar right on the pedal and stormed out of the shop.
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