My Source for Fender Guitars Makes Upgrades

April 1, 2009 at 3:40 am (Personal Stuff)

So, I was parusing the web today when i visited the online store where I get all my Fender Gear including strings and such. They upgraded their Fender page a bit and hopefully, it’s a sign of things to come. These folks are great people and really, really knowledgable. Check ’em out:

http://www.playground-music.biz/c-119-fender-showcase.aspx

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Guitar Blogs Linking to Guitar Blogs

March 20, 2009 at 5:25 am (Personal Stuff)

http://www.electric-guitar-review.com/2006/09/05/rare-find-new-guitar-blogs/

Well, since I’m pretty new at the blogging thing, I thought I’d check out some other blogs – and I did. And I found a blog that linked to other blogs… and then another blog that linked to other blogs. So I figure, I can do that.

This particular blog had some merit on its own, though. This was a cool site that was fun to read with a LOT of good articles about a lot of different things guitar related. Definately worth your time!

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Big Music Retailers and Their Nefarious Ways

March 20, 2009 at 5:09 am (Guitar Stuff, Personal Stuff) (, )

http://theguitarist.wordpress.com/2006/08/18/why-i-dislik-guitar-center/

While I was reading in the blogosphere this past week, i came across this interesting article. This particular blogger had enough with the nefarious ways of the big music gear retailers online. Obviously he’s named one in particular, but there are others that can be just as frustrating.

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I don’t have a problem with large companies or corporate America. I have a problem when those companies sacrafice service for efficiency to try to save a buck. Just like HP and Dell having customer service centers outside of the US, these companies shove you through the press to get your order and forget you once you’re on the other side, other than to let you know about a new promotion.

Now I know what you’re saying… “I had a great experience!” I’m not saying tey’re horrible all the time. They have their moments and glimmers of hope, but mostly because of outstanding individuals who’d be that way no matter where they worked.

All I’m saying is that there are alternatives out there for buying guitars, strings, gear, etc. online. I found these guys and they really try hard to take care of you. A lot of their more expensive stuff has free shipping and they just really try to make it easy when buying stuff. So, I try to let folks know – there are alternatives!

Anyway, check out his post and leave a comment about what you think about the giant retailers.

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Hey Folks!!!

March 18, 2009 at 12:23 am (Personal Stuff) ()

My name is Chris. I’m a guitar fan… not a great player, just love to play and hear and talk about guitars. That’s why they call me StratoChrister!

Here’s a few links you should definately check out:

http://www.playground-music.biz/ – Favorite place to buy online… great shipping, great service. I get my strings and everything from these guys.

http://www.guitarnoize.com/ – cool blog with reviews and stuff on pedals and gear

http://www.electric-guitar-review.com/ – just cool guitar talk

http://the-guitarplayer.com/ – cool site – this guy finds really neat videos that i wouldn’t normally find.

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