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Offline Cornish Boy

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« on: June 15, 2009, 05:12:07 AM »
OK you chaps that went to the London Show, any pics or reports from it to share with us poor souls stuck in the wilderness or otherwise unable to attend in person.

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 05:58:12 AM »
biggest let down. last year was amazing, this year was ass.


more like a big shop, less emphasis on new gear or innovations, loads of shops stalling out with 'amazing deals' that weren't amazing.


not enough small time companies, too many big timers.


disorganised (last year each instrument had its own hall, this yea, big jumble)


AND the tubes were up the creak so it was all in all, rubbish.




and i guess you wanna know: Washburn stall was pityful. maybe 12 guitars, crammed into a tiny little space. 1 N4, 1 N2, a few idols, a bass or two. no freebies, just a catalogue.... big wooop.

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 06:34:18 AM »
Sorry to hear that mate, what do you think the Brum one will be like ? Any better or no, 'cos I'm thinking about going there.
Blast, just checked it's in November and I'm on holiday then. Looks like I'll be missing that as well 'cos I ain't giving up my Hols.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 08:42:52 AM »
Why aint they marketing in the UK??? the feckin London Music show and they have 1 N4???  

Was a sound technology stand Matt?? or were washburn there in person so to speak?
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 09:35:35 AM »
Personally I think it's about time Washburn sorted out a distributor and dealership that actually cares and gives a S#*t in the UK. Not one UK dealer has shown any interest in the Dealer Section of the Forum and that in itself shows the complete lack of enthusiasm and customer care in marketing our side of the pond.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 09:50:23 AM »
completely agree.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 10:08:37 AM »
twas a combined stand with Randall amps, the push being more on the amps as they weren't enclosed and hidden away! even Peavey guitars got it right, and they're hardly big over here!

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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 10:10:49 AM »
did they have any advertising up for the NBking or was it all the 1/2 space rack kirk hammet module stuff?
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 10:21:06 AM »
not even a poster of nuno....


not even a freakin guitar pick....


just a catalogue claiming to be 2009. but it still has Nick Catanese, and last I heard hes left washburn!

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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2009, 10:24:17 AM »
lame.  why dont we all start a washy distribution company?
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2009, 10:29:33 AM »
Washburns generally don't feature greatly in guitar shops from what i've seen, you have to hunt for them.

i can't understand it, for the most part they're not expensive (some of the top end ones are, but that's because they're quality instruments!!)  they just don't seem to be as popular as they should be!!!
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2009, 10:36:52 AM »
don't have the money, sometimes i like washburn being a bit secret anyway! as selfish as that is.

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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2009, 10:38:17 AM »
well, i guess from that point of view it is a good thing, you do get sick of looking at strats and LPs!!!
 

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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2009, 10:41:40 AM »
that reminds me.  A friend is selling a MINT condition LP coppertop.  He doesnt like playing it and goes through kit quicker than a really good metaphor. $800 with OHC if anyone knows anyone interested.  I think its going on fleabay if he dont sell it locally soon.  

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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2009, 11:21:40 AM »
Well to my mind there's being A bit of a secret guitar company and a Completely missing Guitar brand!! I've joined a few others in searching for a particular model, finding it, and buying it from the states. It's quicker and easier than phoning or mailing various dealers AND distributors in the UK who I have found less than helpful in every case when asking about any model with the exception of the D10 acoustic, which seems to be available everywhere on the UK net.
The solution is simple
Put some Washburn Guitars in the shops for people to try
You never know someone might buy them......