Sunday, January 31, 2016

GUITAR BUY CITY USA

    

    At music stores nowadays, and maybe it's the same in other areas of shopping, it's fend for yourself. The store acts like it's completely absolved from selling you a shitty product “Yeah, 'Zeus' pre-amps are crap nowadays”, and you're supposed to just stand there and nod your head in agreement with the employee. You sold me this shit buddy! Why are you knowingly selling crappy products? What good are the people working there if ultimately the decision's on you?
    As a musician, I'm not necessarily an audio technician that knows all the nuances of the latest builds. This is a critical impasse. - So, you decide to go with the $999.00 thing that says “Pro” in its title, because it's been the industry standard in studios for decades, so you forgo the 25% “we'll act like we sold this thing to you for longer than a month” fee—out of some archaic back-in-my-day principle of honor, then realize that it's buggy as shit! Is every component you buy a required research project for the consumer? Shouldn't the company have researched whether or not it was making or selling a shitty product before putting it on the market? It's like our world is saying “Hey man! Just don't get much of anything done. But, don't feel bad. You're not alone! We're all lost in the fog of the consumer war. And here, buy this extra component to remedy the state of the art piece-of-shit you're responsible for buying at our store.” Pat, pat, pat, on the back. “Would you like to get extra coverage on that?” 
    It's clear that companies don't do what's great, they do whatever they've calculated they can get away with. Leaving you holding the bag, and your principles, and the address to the manufacturer in Green Earth, Minnesota.
    I'll see you all in the help forums.