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  1. 9 hours ago, peteb said:

    I've got a Samson unit in my live rack that looks very similar to that (except that it has kettle lead inputs rather than 3 prong plug ones). It does it's job well enough - gives a bit of protection and keeps things tidy. 

    Another shout out for Samson. No nonsense and provides a convenient way to prevent a rat's nest in the back of the rack. 

  2. 1 minute ago, Steve Browning said:

    The net effect is that the purchase through BC now costs you a lot more.

    So it could indeed impact cross channel sales to "must have" items.

    Trades presumably increase costs at both ends.

  3. Am I correct in understanding that, while the seller (let's say in the UK) still advertises and sells the (2nd hand) item at the agreed price, the buyer (let's say in Belgium) will be required to pay local VAT on the declared cost and shipping + admin cost? So the cost to the buyer goes up by around 25%.

    I think this could hit sales of cross channel BC classifieds on 2nd hand gear, won't it?


  4. 1 hour ago, Old Man Riva said:

    I bought a ‘65 Jazz from them about six/seven years ago. Gary was brilliant to deal with, he brought the bass over beforehand for me to try. He also spent loads of time before I purchased the bass giving me a lesson on what to look out for when buying vintage instruments!

    I’d phoned around a few vintage dealers before buying the bass and when doing so asked who else they’d recommend (not an unfair question!) and Gary’s name came up a number of times as someone to buy from... 

    Another shout out for Gary Winterflood. I purchased my '71 Jazz from him around 10 years ago. I've had a few other non-Fender basses from him and each transaction was super smooth. He's very well informed. Last time I dealt with him he even brought the bass from his place in Sussex to my brother's in Essex. 

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  5. In another bass forum where there is a lot of "talk", they have a classified section for domestic and a separate one for foreign-based sales/trades.

    Is that an idea for BC?

    Perhaps another suggestion would be to keep things as they are but to require that folks specify the location (economic region) of the item for sale/trade. In most cases it is already in the members' avatar anyway.

    Just a suggestion.

    Personally, I find the BC classifieds a great place to visit. The "B" word won't change my habits....but I might be forced to be a bit more selective. Then again,  maybe not😉!


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  6. 11 hours ago, TheGreek said:

    Now is this just expensive T-Cut or am I missing something?

    The auto sector is huge compared to instrument refinishing. Most, if not all, the R&D will has been invested and targeted at the auto sector. Indeed, as @yorks5stringer points out, the early Fender coatings were car paints. Me thinks not much has changed. If it is base/clearcoat poly, then T-cut done lightly by hand will do the job - and cheaper.

  7. My current order took a few more days than normal to process (all items were in stock) and was dispatched by DHL from Germany to Belgium. 

    Package is currently en route.....I guess we'll see. 

    Most couriers are overwhelmed at present probably from multiple factors (Covid, Xmas, Brexshit hamstering etc). Hey ho!

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