How do you spend your time waiting for a new guitar to be delivered?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by mimmo, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    Hi guys,

    First off I hope you had a great time during Xmas :p

    All is in the title, what do you do to help the hours pass away after you ordered a guitar online?
    Sorry if it isn't the right place to post this.

    I am hardly waiting for my newly acquired classic 50s lacquer, it should be here on Monday if I am lucky or on Tuesday at least.

    I did all I could, such as reading AGAIN all the threads about this guitar on TDPRI, saw all the videos on youtube, made a search about new pickups to eventually pur in it (I will give the original ones a chance of course, but it seems a pretty common mod around here), I also checked if the weight claimed by the seller is too much (7 lbs 7 oz) :eek:

    Hope it can be a funny thread.

    Thanks guys and enjoy these days with your family and friends :cool:

    God bless

    Mimmo.
     
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  2. Ham and Eggs

    Ham and Eggs Tele-Meister

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    Same.....plus repeatedly checking the tracking so much that it crashes the USPS server. Stupid sort facilities :)
     
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  3. puddin

    puddin Tele-Holic

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    Hey Paisan, you think your under pressure sweating UPS for delivery. You made my day. I mean no disrespect, but I'm waiting on a 3400.00 custom build from Ron Kirn. I fill you man... so I moved my computer to the bathroom. LOL God bless.
     
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  4. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I spend my time building it. :cool:

    Sometimes it takes 14 months... :oops:
     
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  5. Norrin Radd

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    Damn good question! Made me laugh thinking about it. I'm currently waiting on a body and a neck to be delivered for my first parts-o-caster I'm putting together. I have all the other parts, but the neck is due any day and the body isn't supposed to arrive until the first week in March.

    Mostly, I just try and forget about it altogether. But that never works. I can't count the number of times I've arranged all the parts on my workbench to get an idea of what it will be like when completed. :oops:

    In addition, it's fair to say my house is cleaner than usual and I've read more books in the last couple of months than in the last 12. In fact, long walks with my dog have become a daily adventure and my workbench is completely organized. Not to mention my basement is getting pretty clean too. I generally have the patience of a child waiting for their parents to get out of bed on Christmas morning to open presents, so if I don't keep myself busy, I generally go nuts.

    The good news to all of this is that the wife has really liked my productivity at home over this period and is likely to be okay with another parts caster purchase in the near future. I already dropped that hint when she asked what I was going to do with some $$$ I acquired from selling some stuff (from cleaning out the basement). I told her I'd like to save it for getting more parts in case my current assembly goes well and I really enjoy doing it. She said nothing. Believe me, if she were opposed, I'd have known! :lol:

    Gotta go now, see what else is in that basement to sell......
     
  6. fendertx

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    I sit on the front porch with a thermos of coffee! :p
     
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  7. Serenity23

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    Watching all the Youtube video demos of the guitar/amp/pedal while praying that it arrives in perfect condition. Nothing worse than getting a new axe only to have to send it back for a replacement.
     
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  8. Jonzilla

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    The days leading up to delivery I'm mostly checking the tracking repeatedly. But once it's out for delivery I usually have to leave work early, telling my boss I have an "appointment."
     
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  9. GuitarJonz

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    Gathering the parts to change every freakin' thing on it...ha ha ha:p
     
  10. Ham and Eggs

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    Haha, my family doesn't leave the house on "guitar days"
     
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  11. burntfrijoles

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    Play your other guitars. There's a good chance they will be "lonely" after your new one arrives.
    Look for other accoutrements to properly adorn or augment your new love. While I was waiting for my #1 Tele I searched on-line for a fine guitar strap. I ended up with a custom strap.
    Select just the right tunes you want to play when you get her.
     
  12. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    Great level of replies guys, I did know I am not alone! :)
    Keep posting, I find this thread really funny!

    I am on the couch now, playing my beloved PV 52 unplugged....
     
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  13. Ronkirn

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    Oh.. this is an easy one... I go next door,,, tell the "girls", a bevy of Hooter's girls renting the place, that their Hot tub probably needs attention... I'll be happy to help 'em with it... so we all pile in and take care of it... it can take several days... so.... since there's a great delivery service that will deliver yummies and adult beverages... waiting has been no problem... sometimes I can wait myself into a stupor for days at a time...... best done when the wife is on a cruise... Loooooong cruise... :twisted:;)

    Ron Kirn
     
  14. reckless meanie

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    I reply to puddin

    I ordered one last month as well. I'm guessing it will be here in the 4-6 weeks. You'll have to put some pictures up when it arrives. I'll help the rest us make it through the difficult waiting period.
     
  15. puddin

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    reckless meanie

    Too funny. I love this post. And yes, I will post pictures. I'm not in a hurry. Having too much fun going for the ride. Ron Kirn is the man. Now back to the post.take care.
     
  16. Boyd

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    Never had to spend any time waiting for a new guitar to be delivered. I only buy guitars that I can try first and take back home if I decide to buy.:D
     
  17. puddin

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    OMG... too funny.. lighten up Francis... we have all been there before. At sometime in one's life, building a partscaster can be fun and wonderful experience. Having a custom guitar built from scratch, with all due respect is a honor. Roll the dice... its about going for the ride.
     
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  18. Guitdrum

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    Yeah better play the heck out of your guitars cause you ain't gonna for a good while :)
    I can relate man!
     
  19. Fendereedo

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    Looking forward to pics Mimmo!
     
  20. Jimclarke100

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    Hmm - I live about 45 mins from Andertons and a couple of other major uk retailers so don't tend to be waiting for guitars to be delivered instead I do and play and choose what I want...
     
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